Braelyn Tracy, M.S.Ed

Psychology Pre-Doctoral Fellow

Braelyn Tracy is a pre-doctoral psychology fellow at CBI. She graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in 2013 and then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Child Psychology from Duquesne University in 2018. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in school psychology (Ph.D.) at Duquesne. While completing her graduate degree at Duquesne, she worked at her family's private psychological practice, where she conducted intake interviews, administered psychological assessments, developed comprehensive treatment plans, and provided individual counseling to children with a wide range of behavioral health issues. Additionally, she worked as a counselor at a 19-bed detox and short-term rehab addiction treatment facility, where she provided complex counseling and treatment services to adults experiencing problems related to addiction, mental health, and family crises, utilizing various therapeutic methods and techniques. Braelyn has previous experience of conducting assessments and interventions using a multisystemic and multitiered service delivery approach and working with people who have developmental disorders, behavioral disorders, and mood disorders. She regularly collaborates with schools and other treatment providers to ensure comprehensive care. While at Duquesne, she participated in research related to childhood chronic illnesses, neuropsychological assessments and interventions, traumatic brain injuries, and autism. Braelyn is presently completing her dissertation, which intends to raise awareness about the identification, assessment, and intervention of students with concussions in schools and the importance of a multisystemic and multitiered approach to service delivery. She has gained skills in conducting psychological assessments utilizing such instruments as the Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule (ADOS), as well as other cognitive, developmental, and pre-academic measures. In all aspects of her work, Braelyn considers an individual’s developmental perspective on both processes of therapeutic change and Adlerian concepts of childhood setbacks. She utilizes a holistic and individualized approach to treatment to address each client's unique needs. These ideas bridge the gap between clinical practice and empirical research. She places a premium on developing positive relationships as the cornerstone of treatment and employs evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and behavior management techniques.