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Carol Lidz

Carol Lidz

Lidz C.S.

Psy.D., Professor, USA,

Last updated: 16.11.2020

Education and professional work


BA Psychology: University of Michigan, 1962

MA School Psychology: University of Tennessee, 1964

PsyD School Psychology: Rutgers University, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, 1977

Certificate in Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute, 2000--2002


Licensing/Certification: (prior to retirement)

Licensed Psychologist: Pennsylvania

Certified School Psychologist: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

National Certificate of School Psychology

Diplomate in School Neuropsychology


Masters Thesis:

Dependence in Adolescence as a Function of Ordinal Position in the Family


Doctoral Dissertation:

Alternative Assessment Approaches for the School Psychologist

Associations: (prior to retirement)

American Psychological Association (School Psychology and Neuropsychology Divisions)

National Association of School Psychologists

Society for Research in Child Development

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Association of School Psychologists in Pennsylvania

International Association for Cognitive Psychology and Education (current)

International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology


Awards and Honors:

Graduate Assistantship, University of Tennessee

Teaching Assistantship, Rutgers University

Travel Award: National Association of School Psychologists

Robert D. Weitz Award: Rutgers University, GSAPP

Weissman Memorial Lecture: Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (1998)

Second Annual Darlisa Thurmond Memorial Lecture.Dynamic Assessment. Queens College, School of Education (March, 2000)


Peterson Award, Graduate School of Applied Professional Psychology, 2016 Consultant Editor:

1990 to 2001: Special Services in the Schools (name changed; became Journal of Applied School Psychology)

2001 to 2008: Journal of Applied School Psychology

2000-2008 (?): Educational & Child Psychology Misc. manuscript reviewer for various journals



At variety of state, national, and international conferences including American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, New York State Association of School Psychologists, International Association for Cognitive Education, National Head Start Association, CEC Division of Early Childhood. Workshops/presentations in US, Israel, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Singapore, South Africa and England.


Sample presentations:

1998: March : Richmond, VA. Henrico County Public Schools. 80 school psychologists. April: National Association for School Psychologists paper presentation. June 17-19 and 24: University of Sunderland (3 days) and Hampshire (1 day), United Kingdom.

1999: April: National Association for School Psychologists, panel contribution re gifted assessment research June:  International Association for Cognitive Education, paper re same. November: New York Association of School Psychologists: paper re same.

2000: March: Highlighted speaker at the New York Association for Education of Young Children's Annual Conference, on topic of "Alternative Assessment Approaches" April: Annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans. Mini-workshop introduction and overview of the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale (ACFS) April: National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC. Two presentations: "Leading Children into the Challenge Zone," and "Introduction to Dynamic Assessment: Applications with Young Children." June: Workshops regarding dynamic assessment: London and Newcastle (UK). October: Presentation re dynamic assessment at California Association for Mediated Learning Annual Conference, San Diego.

2001: March: Keynote address at Southern Louisiana University Family Life Conference: "Let's Think About It!" Helping Parents Help Their Children Develop a Foundation for Thinking, Learning, and Literacy.

2002: May: Workshop for the North American Regional Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Education: Montreal, Canada. Topics: Curriculum-based Dynamic Assessment June: Panel presentation for the Tenth International Conference on Thinking; Harrogate, United Kingdom. Topic: The Application of Cognitive Functions Scale: A dynamic assessment of young children's thinking abilities. June: Training/consultation for W.S. Atkins Consultants LTD, Education in Southwark (regional specialized eductaion service, London). September: Staff development presentation on Nonverbal Learning Disorders for Chester County Intermediate Unit (providers of services to nonpublic schools)

2003: March: Miniskills workshop on Curriculum-based Dynamic Assessment. Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania, 23rd Annual Spring Conference. Harrisburg, PA. July: Post conference workshop on Curriculum-based Dynamic Assessment. International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology Conference. Seattle, WA. October: Poster and Paper presentations (with Ruth Kahn) at the 19th Annual Division for Early Childhood Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families; Washington, DC.  Poster: Curriculum-Based Dynamic Assessment. Paper: Involving parents in the education of their children with special needs.

2004: February: Presentation to New York Association of Early Childhood andInfant Psychology on topic: A Guided Journey through Early Childhood Assessment, at Pace University, NYC. October:  Invited Paper and Workshop presentations on the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale at the Nordic Conference on Dynamic Procedures in Teaching and Assessment; Oslo.

2005: April: Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Atlanta, Poster with Diny van der Aalsvoort re research applying the ACFS with Dutch children. April: New York City, invited presentation re ACFS at Fordham University Early Childhood conference. September: Child Study Team, Bryn Mawr, PA, presentation to psychologists Re dynamic assessment

2006: Newark Public Schools, preschool staff full day presentation  re Early Childhood Assessment and the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale.

2007: Dynamic assessment training workshops in Norway and Brazil.

2008: Dynamic assessment  training workshops in Singapore and Norway  (August). Dynamic assessment training workshop: Calgary, Canada (November)

2013: Invited keynote address for International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology conference, Leiden, The Netherlands.

2007-2014: annual workshop on Dynamic Assessment for Pedverket Competence in Norway.

2015: Mt. Vernon, New York School District, Two day Dynamic Assessment workshop for the district’s school psychologists.

2016: Class session on Dynamic Assessment for the Learning Disabilities course of the School Psychology Program of the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.


Miscellaneous Activities:

2002 - present: Outside reader for dissertations for University of New England (Australia); University of Wittwatersrand (South Africa); Harvard University Multiple years: Peer reviewer for proposals for the Head Start National Research  Conferences

2003-present: Creator and host for website: (transferred to Peabody College/Vanderbilt University Library)

2003: Program evaluation for AMC/Goddard Schools

2006: Videotaped presentations for Indonesia re dynamic assessment, early childhood assessment, and the Application of Cognitive Functions Scale In process: videotaped lecture on : An overview of Dynamic Assessment


Updated Misc. information: (all documents available for upload from

The Application of Cognitive Functions Scale  (ACFS) is now available as a published package in Norway and Spain. It has also been translated into Dutch, German, Romanian, Korean, Arabic (Lebanon), and to be translated into Turkish. A Czech version will soon be available.

The Mediated Learning Experience Rating Scale  (MLERS)has been translated into Spanish (Puerto Rico)  and Portuguese (Brazil), Italian, Iranian, Hebrew, and accepted for the American Psychological Association’s test data base. The ACFS is also cited in the APA data base.

Manuals for the introduction to dynamic assessment and the DA curriculum-based model will be translated into Norwegian and published in collaboration with Morten Hem and Gunvor Sønnesyn in the near future, along with a manual for the Firm Fundations parent program.



  • Children's Psychiatric Center: Eatontown, NJ (APA-approved)
  • September, 1964 through August, 1965, full time.
  • Supervisors: Erwin Friedman and Gerald Weinberger

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