School psychology training in traumatic brain injury assessment : current practices in graduate programs

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Ed.S. in School Psychology


Department of Counselor Education & Human Services


Advisor: Susan Davies


There is an identified need for more training and education in the area of traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment; as such, it is necessary to examine how it is currently being addressed in school psychology graduate preparation programs. The present research study addressed the gap in current research regarding how TBI assessment is taught in school psychology graduate programs by gaining in-depth, qualitative information from current practitioners. Nine participants were interviewed to gain insight into their experience with TBI training in their graduate programs. The results provide insight into the current training models of graduate programs and feedback from early career professionals. Suggestions are made for school psychology graduate programs and for possible future research.


School psychologists Training Case studies, Brain damage Study and teaching, Brain Wounds and injuries Study and teaching, Educational Psychology, Educational Evaluation, Education, Higher Education, Psychology, Psychological Tests, School Psychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Assessment, Graduate Training, Graduate School

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