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.  

School Psychologist Service of LGBTQ+ Students

The purpose of this study is to identify how LGBTQ+ students are served by school psychologists in the school setting.  This study is being conducted by Amy Tiberi, Doctoral Candidate at Duquesne University, under the supervision of Dr. Tammy Hughes.  Questions for the research team can be directed to: or .

To access this survey, click HERE


School Reintegration Post Psychiatric Hospitalization

The purpose of this study is to identify existing school reintegration policies, procedures, and services across the nation that are available to youth returning to middle and high school following psychiatric hospitalization. Findings from this study will contribute to improving the transition of youth from psychiatric hospitals to schools.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Marisa Marraccini, School of Education at The University of North Carolina.  Please direct questions for the research team to (919) 843-5099.

To access this survey, click HERE


Understanding the Interplay Between Culture 
             and Intelligence Testing for 
              African American Students

The purpose of this study is to understand school psychologists' views regarding the usefulness of cognitive tests with children from diverse backgrounds.  Furthermore, this study will examine how current school psychologists incorporate culturally fair assessment and account for cultural influences in their everyday practice.  Participation is anticipated to take approximately 15 minutes.

This study is being conducted by Dr. Candice Aston, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Towson University.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: .

To access this survey, click HERE


Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.

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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