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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     Susan P. Limber, Ph.D. 

Susan Limber, PhD., MLS, is a faculty member within the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life and Professor of Psychology at Clemson University.  She is a developmental psychologist who also holds a Masters of Legal Studies.  Dr. Limber=s research and writing have focused on legal and psychological issues related to youth violence (particularly bullying among children), child protection, and children=s rights. She directed the first wide-scale implementation and evaluation of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program in the United States, coordinates training for the program in the North and South America, and co-authored the Teacher Guide and Schoolwide Guide for the Olweus program.  Dr. Limber is the co-author of the book, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digitial Age, as well as many other articles on the topic of bullying.  Since 2001, she has provided consultation to National Bullying Prevention Campaign, supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration.  Dr. Limber is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and in 2004, she received the American Psychological Association’s Early Career Award for Psychology in the Public Interest.
         At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
       1) Define bullying and understand the difference between bullying and other acts of
     aggression and violence
2) Describe key research findings about bullying and apply them to their clinical work
     in prevention and intervention
3) Identify common mis-directions in addressing bullying
4) Identify best practices in prevention and intervention in bullying
5) Describe the principles and key elements of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
     and its research base

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