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David Fainstein, PhD, NCSP

Assistant Professor, School Psychology (SPSY)


David Fainstein is an Assistant Professor in School Psychology (SPSY). David earned his doctoral degree from the University of Oregon and joined the Seattle University faculty in 2022 to continue his teaching and research lines on supporting students, educators, and administrators. His experience with school-based practice includes working as a special education assistant and school psychologist in British Columbia, Canada, as well as serving as an interventionist and data coach in Oregon. He completed his APPIC doctoral internship at the British Columbia School and Applied Psychology program, training in clinical and school settings. David has presented work from his research line at state and national conferences, and publications in journals such as