Traci Whittenberg

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

  • PhD, School Psychology, Texas A&M University
  • MEd, Counselor Education, Houston Baptist University
  • BS, Elementary Education,   Houston Baptist University

Courses Taught

  • Counseling Theories
  • Clinical Psychopathology
  • Personality Assessment
  • Intervention and Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Ethics for Mental Health Professionals
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Teaching Focus

  • Training and preparing Licensed Specialists in School Psychology is my specialization.  Preparing students in the areas of assessment, report writing, counseling, consultation, understanding and assessing behavior, understanding the legal framework and all while promoting ethical practice.

Research Interests and Publications

  • A Comparison of the Effects of Self-Control Versus Social Skills Training  with Socially Anxious Children – Traci Whittenberg, Jan Hughes
  • Rorschach Responding in Children and Adolescents Who Have Been Severely Burned – Margot Holaday, Traci Whittenberg
  • Rorschach Responding in Traumatized Children and Adolescents – Margot Holaday, Traci Whittenberg
  • Biased Expectations of Burned or Traumatized Children and Adolescents as Revealed Through Predictions of Rorschach Responding – Traci Whittenberg, Margot Holaday
  • Rorschach Responding in Asperger’s Disordered Children – Traci Whittenberg, Lynn Tillman, Helen Williams
  • An Examination of the Effects of Treatment Modalities with Children Diagnosed as Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – Traci Whittenberg
  • Concept Formation in Learning Disabled Children – Tom Ward, Traci     Whittenberg
  • Differential Diagnosis of Pervasively Developmentally Disordered Children – Traci Whittenberg
  • The Research Based Intervention Model in Alief Independent School District – Presented at the Region IV Summer Evaluation Institute – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • The Identification of Learning Disabilities – Traci Whittenberg
  • Standard Based IEPs and the PLAAFP Summary: One Step at a Time – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • Developing an RtI Model of Intervention – Presented at the Region IV Evaluation Advisory Committee – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty – Presented at the Alief ISD Summer Institute – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • Spiraling to Excellence: Improving Interpretation and Report Writing Skills – Presented at the Houston ISD Summer Institute – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • Understanding Asperger’s Disorder – Traci Whittenberg
  • The Neurobiological Effects of Poverty – Presented at HOUMet Annual Conference – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • The Functional Behavioral Assessment Process: Building Positive Behavior Supports – Presented at the Houston ISD Leadership Institute – Traci Whittenberg
  • Kids, Psychotropic Medications and the School Environment – Traci Whittenberg
  • Overrepresentation of African-American Students in Special Education – Presented at the Region IV Evaluation Advisory Committee – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink
  • Understanding Dyslexia – Presented at the Houston ISD Summer Institute – Traci Whittenberg, Roz Fink