Dr. Busto is a psychologist licensed in New York State and is certified as a school psychologist. She has been employed in Farmingdale School District since 1997 where, in addition to her job description, she trains both masters and doctoral level students as part of their internship experience. Since 2002, Dr. Busto has maintained a private practice with offices in both the north and south shores of Long Island, New York.
The two most effective styles for me and my students are: a hands on approach combined with discussion and collaboration. I've discovered that elementary school students often perform well with a hands on style of teaching because it gets them involved in their learning. This approach works well for both audio and visual learners. My students are eager to participate when I give them information in a more personal and direct manner. I combine this style with collaboration and discussion. This further offers my students the opportunity to discuss their feelings and listen to one another.
Note: the SMART Notebook version of this program has had independent studies conducted since 2016 by doctoral students supervised by a professor from a university in New York. Small studies have demonstrated a reduction in anxiety and anger and have been presented at national conventions since 2016. Please feel free to visit my website at www.onsecond-thought.com for additional information.
Dr. Busto earned her B.A. in Psychology and her Psy.D. in School/Community Psychology both from Hofstra University. In between time, she has earned her M.S. in School Psychology from St. John’s University.
Having graduated from programs that emphasize the benefits of learning cognitive behavioral skills, Dr. Busto decided to create a way to deliver said skills to children. Given the complexity of the task, Dr. Busto has collaborated with Paula Busto. Paula Busto earned a M.S. in education and also completed formal study in school counseling at C.W. Post College. With 22 years of public teaching experience on both the elementary and secondary levels combined with Dr. Busto’s education and work history, they constructed a program called, “On Second Thought: from Iffy to Witty Thoughts”. Please feel free to visit my website at www.onsecond-thought.com and/or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.