Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association

Support Graduate Student Research Programs

Participate and Pay it Forward!

Fellow MSPA Members, please support our future school psychologists by participating in their research efforts!

MSPA supports graduate student efforts to conduct research related to the profession of school psychology.  To submit a request to post your research study on our website, please complete this pdf-fillable application and return it to:

The person submitting the request must be a current graduate student in a school psychology program.  The link to the graduate research survey is posted as a free MSPA service to all visitors.  

Preparing Teachers to Work with 
        Trauma-Affected Students

In this dissertation study, Trauma-Informed modules on "Scaffolding Regulation Skills" are provided for facilitation, through which current or future teachers can be taught why students who are affected by trauma may struggle with self-regulation, and what they can do in their classroom to help.  A facilitator guide is provided to walk you through use of the modules in your training.  All materials are provided online at no cost.  This research is being conducted by Megan Runion, student at Penn State, under the supervision of Dr. Cristin Hall.  Questions for the research team can be directed to or .

To access this study, click HERE

School Psychologists' Perceived Suicide Prevention and Intervention Self-Efficacy

This study seeks to examine school psychologist perceived suicide prevention and intervention self-efficacy which will identify opportunities to improve suicide prevention training. This study should take approximately 20 minutes. All participants have the option to be entered into a raffle for 1 of 4 $25 Amazon gift cards.  This research is being conducted by Derek Baker, school psychology graduate student at Miami University, under the supervision of Kristy Brann.  Questions for the research team can be directed to: or .

To access this study, click HERE!

School Psychologists' Use of Mindfulness-Based Interventions

This study seeks to examine school psychologists' thoughts and feelings in their daily lives, as well as their use of mindfulness-based interventions with the students they serve.  Survey completion should take no more than 5-10 minutes.  Your responses will help the researchers better understand the everyday experiences of school psychologists and help formulate training techniques aimed at enhancing well-being and reducing burnout in school psychologists.  This study is being conducted by Julissa Marcano, school psychology graduate student at Marist College, under the supervision of Mary Stone.  Questions for the research team can be directed to: or .

To access this study, click HERE!


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