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.  

Coordinated Care and ASD

The purpose of this study is to identify is to learn about school psychologists' perceptions of and experiences with engaging with coordinated care to serve students with ASD.  Participation is voluntary and is anticipated to take 20-30 minutes to complete.  Participants who complete this survey will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card to  This study is being conducted by Cassity Haverkamp, student at Utah State University, under the supervision of Dy. Maryelle McClain Verdoes.  Questions for the research team can be directed to: or

To access this survey, click HERE


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


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Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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