Best Practices in Trauma-Informed Care Training for Graduate Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn the core features of trauma-informed care.
  2. gain knowledge about how much graduate students receive in trauma-informed care.
  3. understand what is needed to increase school psychologists’ knowledge and training in this practice.


This presentation describes best practice strategies for infusing trauma-informed care training into school psychology graduate training programs. Core features of trauma-informed care, elements of graduate student training, and the need for an increase in training at the graduate level will be discussed. Attendees will gain knowledge on trauma-informed and the barriers that are present. This presentation is targeted for novice practitioners and graduate students.



Madison M. Gage, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Brian C. McKevitt, University of Nebraska at Omaha


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