Shane R. Jimerson, PhD is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program and Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among over 100 professional publications, he is a co-author of a five-book grief support group curriculum series (The Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum), a co-editor of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, co-author of Identification, Assessment, and Treatment of Autism at School, and the lead editor of The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety. He serves as the Editor of The California School Psychologist journal, Associate Editor of the School Psychology Review journal, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology and School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Jimerson has chaired and served on numerous boards and advisory committees at the state, national, and international levels. Dr. Jimerson received the Best Research Article of the year award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology, in 1998 and then again in 2000. He also received the 2001 Outstanding Article of the Year Award from the National Association of School Psychologists', School Psychology Review. Dr. Jimerson's scholarly efforts were also recognized by the American Educational Research Association with the 2002 Early Career Award in Human Development. He and his UCSB research team received the 2003 and 2004 Outstanding Research Award from the California Association of School Psychologists. Also during 2003, Dr. Jimerson received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. His scholarship continues to highlight the importance of early experiences on subsequent development and emphasize the importance of research informing professional practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children. Thomas D. Oakland, PhD is University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. He is President of the International Foundation for Children's Education and past-presidents of the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission. He has worked in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oakland has authored more than 180 chapters and articles, and five psychological tests. His authored, coauthored, and edited books include Auditory perception: Diagnosis and development for language and reading abilities, Assessing minority group children, Nonbiased assessment of minority group children. Psychological and educational assessment of minority children, Divorced fathers. International perspectives on psychology in the schools, Identification of gifted and talented students in Texas, International perspectives on assessment of academic achievement, Student Styles Questionnaire: Classroom Applications Booklet, and Standards for educational and psychological testing. He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in school psychology, neuropsychology, and as a forensic examiner. He has an active clinical practice and testifies frequently. His interests center on psychological and educational characteristics of children and youth, test development and use, international issues, legal and professional issues, and professionalism. He is the recipient of Distinguished Service Awards from American Psychological Association's Division of School Psychology and the International School Psychology Association and received the 2002 National Association of School Psychology's Legend Award. Dr. Oakland received American Psychological Association's 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally. Peter T. Farrell, PhD is the Sarah Fielden Professor of Special Needs and Educational Psychology in the School of Education, University of Manchester, England and President of the International School Psychology Association. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has extensive experience as a trainer of school psychologists in the United Kingdom and has worked with psychologists in seven countries giving advice on the development of psychological services. He has also been the invited key-note speaker at 17 international conferences on issues related to international school psychology. He is the author (or co-author) of 7 books and has edited three others. These include the following: Teaching Pupils with Learning Difficulties: Strategies and Solutions; Teaching Assistants: Practical Strategies for Effective Classroom Support, and Making Special Education Inclusive: From Research to Practice. He has published over 40 articles in academic peer reviewed journals and has written 15 book chapters. In addition, he has directed or co-directed 22 externally funded research projects. Throughout his career he has worked closely with the British Psychological Society on issues related to the development of psychological services the United Kingdom and, thorough his links with the International School Psychology Association and the European Federation of Professional Psychologists Association, he has been influential in helping to shape the development of psychological services in different countries.