Michael J. Furlong, PhD
Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Center for School-based Youth Development
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
2. Consultant history
Dr. Michael Furlong is a professor and former chair of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 16, School Psychology) and the American Educational Research Association, and an elected a member of Society for the Study of School Psychology. He is the director of the Center for School-Based Youth Development that promotes research related to positive youth development and the development of valid strength-based measures for research and evaluation applications. Dr. Furlong served as the Editor of The Journal of School Violence (2008–2015). He is a co-editor of the Handbook of School Violence and Safety (2006, 2012) and the Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (2009, 2014). Among the measures he has developed for basic research and evaluation are: California School Climate and Safety Survey, California Bully Victim Survey, Multidimensional School Anger Inventory, Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile, and the Social Emotional Health Survey System (Primary, Secondary, and Higher Education versions).
3. Consultant availability
California, USA Pacific Time Zone. Dr. Michael Furlong is flexible about times when given prior notice.
4. Recommended publications
- Research and updated information about the SEHS System: http://michaelfurlong.info/research/covitality.html
- Social Emotional health survey research documentation
- Rationale (SEHS-A) Adolescent: Renshaw, T. L., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., Rebelez, J., Smith, D. C., O’Malley, … Strom, I. F. (2014). Covitality: A synergistic conception of adolescents’ mental health. In M. J. Furlong, R. Gilman, & E. S. Huebner (Eds.), Handbook of positive psychology in the schools (2nd ed., pp. 12–32). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
- SEHS-A Psychometric and Validation Studies: Furlong, M. J., You, S., Renshaw, T. L., Smith, D. C., & O’Malley, M. D. (2014). Preliminary development and validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for secondary students. Social Indicators Research, 117, 1011–1032. doi:10.1007/s11205-013-0373-0.
You, S., Dowdy, E., Furlong, M. J., Renshaw, T., Smith, D. C., & O’Malley, M. D. (2013). Further validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for high school students. Applied Quality of Life Research. First published online December 1, 2013. doi:10.1007/s11482-013-9282-2.
You, S., Furlong, M. J., Felix, E., & O’Malley, M. D. (in press). Validation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey for five sociocultural groups: Multigroup invariance and latent mean analyses. Psychology in the Schools.
Lee, S., You, S., & Furlong, M. J. (2014). Validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey for Korean school students. Manuscript under review.
- SEHS-A Applications:
Dowdy, E., Furlong, M. J., Raines, T. C., Price, M., Murdock, J., … Bovery, B. (In press). Enhancing school-based mental health services with a preventive and promotive approach to universal screening for complete mental health. Journal of Educational and Psychology Consultation.
Fullchange, A., & Furlong, M. J. (2014). An exploration of effects of bullying victimization from a complete mental health perspective. Manuscript under review.
Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., Carnazzo, K., Bovery, B., & Kim, E. (2104). Covitality: Fostering the building blocks of complete mental health. NASP Communiqué, (June issue). Also available from www.readperiodicals.com/201406/3346560221.html.
Kim, E., Dowdy, E., & Furlong, M. J. (2014). An exploration of using a dual-factor model in school-based mental health screening. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 29, 127–140. doi:10.1177/0829573514529567.
Lenzi, M., Dougherty, D., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., & Sharkey, J. D. (2014). The configuration protective model: Factors associated with adolescent behavioral and emotional problems. Manuscript under review.
Lenzi, M., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., & Sharkey, J. D. (2014). The combination and variety of psychological and social assets associated with adolescent victimization: The configuration protective model. Manuscript under review.
Lenzi, M., Sharkey, J. D., Furlong, M. J., Mayworn, A., & Hunnicutt, K. (2014). School sense of community, teacher support, and students’ school safety perceptions. Manuscript under review.
Rebelez, J. L. (2014). Capturing complete mental health among adolescents” Investigation of latent class typologies of covitality. Doctoral dissertation, University of California Santa Barbara.
You, S., Furlong, M. J., Dowdy, E., & Kim, E. (2014). An examination of the dual-factor mental health model using latent profile analysis. Manuscript under review.
- Elementary Schools (SEHS-P) Primary:
Furlong, M. J., You, S., Renshaw, T. L., O’Malley, M. D., & Rebelez, J. (2013). Preliminary development of the Positive Experiences at School Scale for elementary school children. Child Indicators Research. 6, 753–775. doi:10.1007/s12187-013-9193-7.
- College Age (SEHS-HE):
Jones, C. N., You, S., & Furlong, M. J. (2013). A preliminary examination of covitality as integrated wellbeing in college students. Social Indicators Research, 111, 511–526. doi:10.1007/s11205-012-0017-9.
Furlong, M. J., & Shishim, M., & You, S. (2014). Preliminary development of the Social Emotional Health Survey—College version. Development study data collected in May 2014.
- Related Resources:
Huebner, E. S., & Furlong, M. J. (2014). Subjective well-being: A key component of children’s rights monitoring plans. ISPA World Go Round, 41(2), 6–8.
Furlong, M. J., Gilman, R., & Huebner, E. S. (Eds.). (2014). Handbook of positive psychology in the schools (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis.