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:  info@mspaonline.org.

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.  

Suicide Risk Assessment & Management Practices Among Mental Health Practitioners

Suicide to the 10th leading cause of death in the United States; alarmingly, among older children and adolescents, suicide is the second leading cause of death.  Suicide rates have been increasing for every age group over the past several years, and as such, this study seeks to understand risk assessment and management practices among practicing mental health providers.

This study is being conducted by Nora Gerardi, M.S., graduate student in the Department of Psychology at St. John's University.  The researcher is under the supervision of Dr. Mark Terjesen.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: nora.gerardi09@stjohns.edu .

To access this survey, click HERE. 



School Psychologists' Confidence in Identifying SLD

The purpose of this study is to explore how school psychologists identify SLD, and their confidence in SLD identification.  Participants will be asked to read several vignettes containing information of students referred for evaluations due to significant learning and academic difficulties.

This study is being conducted by Karolina Nicewicz, doctoral student at St. John's University.  The researcher is under the supervision of Dr. Dawn Flanagan.  Questions can be sent to the research team at: nicewicz@gmail.com , or FLANAGAD@stjohns.edu .

To access this survey, click HERE.




Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cultural Considerations

The purpose of this study is to explore school psychologists' experiences with school-based autism spectrum disorder assessments with culturally and linguistically diverse students.  Participants must be currently employed as a school psychologist in the United States.  Participants will be asked to complete a survey anticipated to take 20-30 minutes.

This study is being conducted by Maryellen McClain Verdoes, assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University. Questions can be sent to the research team at: maryellen.mcclainverdoes@usu.edu .

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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