Date of Submission


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)



Department Chair

Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D

First Advisor

Meredith Weber, PhD, ABPP, NCSP

Second Advisor

George McCloskey, PhD

Third Advisor

Jeffrey Alpart, PsyD, CCC-SLP


This study seeks to assess clinician use of trauma assessments when working with youth with lower cognitive and adaptive functioning who meet criteria for having an Intellectual Disability. Given the limited assessment instruments discussed in the literature, it is essential to determine what practices clinicians use to assess trauma with intellectually disabled youth. This study aims to determine the prevalence of trauma measures used with the Intellectual Disability population and assess clinician comfort with this population. This study will highlight the necessity for further development of appropriate and standardized trauma measures in the Intellectual Disability population and training for clinicians who work with this population.

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