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Research Requests

MASP has been contacted by the following individuals or groups with requests for your participation in various IRB-approved research projects. We encourage your participation in this important work!

A request from Isabella Leiwant, doctoral student in School Psychology at Northeastern University:

Dear Member of the Maine Association of School Psychologists, 

This study includes a survey questionnaire that aims to gather information about school psychologists’ knowledge, attitudes, and preparedness related to supporting students with, or at-risk for disordered eating. We ask that you complete this survey so that we may gain an accurate understanding of school psychologists’ knowledge of school-based eating disorder services, as well as their attitudes regarding their role in addressing disordered eating in schools. 

We would very much appreciate your completion of this survey, which will take approximately 10-15 minutes of your time. In appreciation of your time, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing in order to win one of four $25 gift cards to an online retailer at the completion of the survey. 

Your participation in the study is completely voluntary, and your response will be kept anonymous. If you have any questions about this research, you may contact Isabella Leiwant at, or faculty advisor, Dr. Amy Briesch at

If you are interested in participating in this study, you can access the information sheet and survey by following this link.

A request from Kelly Stone, B.S., School Psychology Doctoral Student at the University of Northern Colorado:

The WISE Wellness Lab at the University of Northern Colorado is currently conducting a study to understand school personnel’s response to school-based violence. This study has been approved by the University of Northern Colorado IRB (IRB# 2210045175). I am in the process of recruiting participants for my study and would like to invite you to participate. 

This study will gather information about school personnel's thoughts and opinions related to student-to-student sexual violence, as well as better understand the common barriers and attitudes related to sexual violence prevention in schools. Participants who choose to participate in the survey can select the ANONYMOUS link below. The estimated survey completion time will be 5-15 minutes. Interested participants must:

-Be at least 18 years old to consent to participate

-Currently work in a school district

-Be fluent in English 

Participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card upon completion of this survey! At the end of the survey, you will be redirected to a different link where you can provide your name and email to be entered in the raffle. This email will not be associated with your responses. Please feel free to e-mail or call 970-351-3044 if you have any questions. Thank you kindly! 

If you are willing to participate in this study, click the following link:   

A request from Elly Maras, Ed.S., Technical Assistance Provider for the Center for Rural School Health and Education at the University of Denver:

Are you a rural school psychologist who has 5+ years of experience consulting with teachers on trauma-informed practices (TIPs)? Or perhaps you’re an early career school psychologist who is seeking support on how to consult with teachers on TIPs… either way, I would love for you to be part of this study! 

The goal of this study is to understand the perspectives of expert rural school psychologists across the country who consult with teachers on TIPs to inform the development of a professional learning series designed for early career rural school psychologists interested in engaging in TIPs.

To be eligible for the study, you must:

1) Currently hold a school psychology license/certification issued by a state agency

2) Currently work in a rural school district in that state


Compensation will be provided to participants. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for this study, please complete this formor forward it along! Feel free to reach out to me directly at if you have any questions about this study or its participation requirements.

A request from Shannon Santoro, School Psychology Doctoral Candidate from St. John's University:

I am inviting you to participate in an online research survey that I am conducting for my dissertation. This study seeks to explore school psychologists’ knowledge of orthographic processing and its relation to reading and writing development. Participants must be practicing school psychologists for at least one year in a public or private school setting and work with children who have specific learning disabilities. 

It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary. You may choose to withdraw at any point without any penalty to you. In addition, you may skip any questions you choose. Your answers will remain anonymous. This research will help us shed light on how orthographic processing deficits are identified within schools and to ultimately help students who are struggling with these difficulties. I appreciate your participation and feedback in order to provide meaningful and useful data for my dissertation and for future knowledge in the field. If you have any questions, please email me at 

For more information, please review the Recruitment Statement. To participate, click here.

A request from Emily Phillips, School Psychology Doctoral Candidate from the University of Northern Colorado: 

Hello School Psychologists! It has been an interesting past couple of years living with the COVID-19 pandemic and I would like to hear from you about your experiences! I want to hear about your feelings and how you provided services to your students and schools throughout the pandemic. This survey should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. This study has been approved by the IRB at the University of Northern Colorado. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Emily Phillips at or David Hulac at 

Please access the survey here.  

A request from Drs. Courtenay Barrett, Matthew Burns, Daniel Hajovsky, and Kathrin Maki:

Project Title: The Influence of School Psychologists’ Beliefs and Decision-Making Style on Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities

We are asking for your participation in a study we are conducting. The study was approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) research board and the University of Florida’s Institutional Review Board. The study is examining school psychologists’ decision-making regarding identification of students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). If you choose to participate, you will be asked to review SLD identification criteria and a vignette describing hypothetical student evaluation data. Please consider spending approximately 20 minutes to complete the study. Your participation will be anonymous. Each 10th participant will earn a $20.00 gift card.

To learn more about and access the study, please click this link.

A request from Drs. Dave Shriberg, Celeste Malone, and Lisa Kelly-Vance:

Are you a practitioner who is interested in providing your opinions related to bringing social justice principles into school psychology practice? While NASP has identified social justice as one of its five strategic goals, there is a lack of research on what social justice does or might look like in practice, from the perspective of current US practitioners. A research team from Howard University, Indiana University, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha have collaborated to create the Social Justice and School Psychology Practice Survey based on the NASP Practice Model in order to address this gap. Survey participants will be asked to rate 38 practices both in terms of the extent to which they feel each item is part of the role of the school psychologist and then in terms of how frequently they engage in these same 38 actions as practitioners. There is also a question about whether you would be willing to be interviewed in order to learn more about your perspectives on school psychology and social justice. If you indicate that you are willing to be interviewed, you would be contacted by a research team member.

Inclusion Criteria: NASP member who is currently practicing in schools as a school psychologist at least part-time

Time commitment: 15-20 minutes

Compensation: No compensation will be given for completing the survey

If you are eligible and willing to complete the survey, please follow this link.

If you have any questions about this study, please contact study co-leads Celeste Malone (, Dave Shriberg ( and/or Lisa Kelly-Vance (

A request from Brandon Wood, Ph.D., NCSP:

Dear School Psychology Colleague,

You are being invited to participate in a research study about school psychologists’ involvement in systems-level consultation.  You were selected for this study because of your membership in the Maine Association of School Psychologists (MASP). The association agreed to forward this research opportunity to you, and we are appreciative of their partnership. 

The study seeks to better understand school psychologists’ perceptions of their preparedness for systems-level consultation, the barriers and facilitators associated with providing such services, and their level and type of engagement in systems-level consultation.  

The study is voluntary.  If you agree to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  The survey is anonymous. You will not be asked to provide your name nor will your IP address be collected. Additional information about the study’s risks and benefits is provided at the beginning of the survey.  

The study is being conducted by Dr. Brandon Wood, NCSP, at the University of Toledo and Dr. Leah Nellis, NCSP at Indiana University Kokomo. If you have questions about the study, please contact them at or

Thank you for your time and consideration! 

Link to School Psychologists & Systems-Level Consultation Survey

If you have a project that you would like to publicize, please contact Danielle Williams at

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