Department of Psychology
Tracy Cruise, Ph.D.
Dr. Cruise earned her PhD in School Psychology in 1998 from Illinois State University. Her Master’s is in Clinical Psychology (1993) from Illinois State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University) in 1991. Her dissertation was entitled An examination of differences between peer- vs. adult-perpetrated child sexual abuse: The effects and mediators.
PSY 380: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSY 251: Personality and Adjustment
PSY 541: Practicum I: Orientation to School Psychology
PSY 543: School Psychology Practicum III: Consultation & Assessment
PSY 544: School Psychology Practicum IV: Evaluation & Intervention
PSY 574: Professional Issues in Clinical/Community Mental Health
PSY 576: Family Therapy
Historically, Dr. Cruise has been interested in the predictors of negative outcomes for sexual abuse victims. For example, do factors associated with abuse or aspects that occur after the abuse (e.g., disclosure or cognitive interpretation) predict outcomes. More recently, Dr. Cruise's research interests regard supervision and how direct training in supervision impacts supervisor and supervisee satisfaction.
Recent Scholarly Activities:
Cruise, T. K. (2010). Sexual abuse of children and adolescents. In A. S. Canter, L. Z. Paige, M. D. Roth, I. Romero, & S. A. Carroll (Eds.), Helping children at home and school III: Handouts for families and educators. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists.
Cruise, T. K., & Swerdlik, M. E. (2010). Problematic behaviors: Mediating differences and negotiating change. In J. Kaufman, T. L. Hughes, and C. A. Riccio (Eds.), Handbook of Education, Training, and Supervision of School Psychologists in School and Community, Volume II: Bridging the Training and Practice Gap: Building Collaborative University/Field Practices (pp. 129-154). New York: Taylor Francis/Routledge.
Kelly, R., Cruise, T., Walsh, J., Swerdlik, M., & Newman, D. (February, 2013). State Wide Internship Plan Ratings: Consideration of Professional Competencies. Presented at the 6th Annual Trainers of School Psychologists poster session held in conjunction with the National Conference on Contemporary Issues in School Psychology Education & Training, Seattle, WA.