Skye W.F. Stifel

Skye W.F. Stifel, PhD

Adjunct Faculty Member


I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I attended UC Berkeley where I earned my BS in Psychology and Education. After graduating from undergrad, I was a special education teacher in Los Angeles while earning my Masters in Special Education and Teaching Credential. I attended UC Santa Barbara for my doctorate in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology. I emphasized in School Psychology because of my passion for working with children with disabilities. Currently, I am a full-time lecturer at UC Santa Barbara in the Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology department. In addition, I work in a private practice in Camarillo, CA where I mainly conduct psychoeducational assessments and provide advocacy support. For the 2020-2021 school year, I will be a part-time school psychologist at a charter school in Thousand Oaks, CA. 


2007: Graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Psychology and Education

2009: Graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Masters in Special Education

2013: Graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Masters in Education and Doctorate in Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology



Sharkey, J. D., Hunnicutt, K., & Stifel, S. (2013). Evaluation Technical Report 2013. Annual State report for Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services’ Alcohol and Drug Program.  Santa Barbara, CA.


Ruderman, M. A., Stifel, S., O’Malley, M., & Jimerson, S. R. (2013). The school psychologist’s primer on childhood depression: A review of research regarding epidemiology, etiology, assessment, and treatment.  Contemporary School Psychologist, 17, 35-49.


Jimerson, S.R., Yu, R., & Stifel, S.F. (2013). Health Crises: Preventing, Preparing for, and Responding to Pandemic Infectious Diseases. In Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2nd Edition).

 Stifel, S.W.F., Brown, J., Jimerson, S.R., & Dowdy, E. (2012). Integrating Email Communication with Counseling at School: Ethical and Legal Considerations for School Psychologists. School Mental Health, 5(2), 110-118.  doi: 10.1007/s12310-012-9086-9


Jimerson, S.R., Brown, J.A., Stifel, S., Ruderman, M.A. (2012). World report on violence and health:         International insights. In S.R. Jimerson, A.B. Nickerson, M.J. Mayer, M.J. Furlong (Eds.), The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety (2nd Edition). New York: Routledge.

Jimerson, S.R., Ruderman, M.A., Stifel, S. (2012). School-violence and Interventions. Encyclopedia of      Quality of Life Research.

Jimerson, S. R., Oakland, T. D., Renshaw, T. L., Fraser, S., & Ruderman, M. (2010). Prevalence and characteristics of school psychology programs around the world. International Institute of School Psychology.

 Jimerson, S. R., Oakland, T. D., Renshaw, T. L., Ruderman, M., & Fraser, S. (2010). Professional, research and legal issues of school psychologists around the world. International Institute of School Psychology.