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  Tracy Larson
Director, Early Childhood Partnerships

E-mail: tracy.larson@pitt.edu
Tel: 412.383.3098
Biography
Tracy K. Larson, MSED, CAGS, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, received her Bachelor’s Degree (BA) in Psychology from La Roche College in 2001. She furthered her studies at Duquesne University earning a Master of Science in Education (MSED) in School Psychology in 2003. She continued on at Duquesne University and earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Psychology in 2005, which included a 1400 hour internship at Holy Family Institute, a Private Academic School for children with serious behavioral and emotional disabilities. Tracy received Pennsylvania state certification and National Certification from the National Association of School Psychologists in June of 2005. Tracy began her career as a Certified School Psychologist at Holy Family Institute, Emsworth, PA, working with students K-12 within the Day Treatment Program, Residential Treatment Facility and Alternative Education Program. She provided comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluations, conducted individual and group therapy sessions and collaborated on programming design and implementation. Over eight years ago, Tracy joined Early Childhood Partnerships, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development. Tracy’s work at Early Childhood Partnerships has focused on service provision with the HealthyCHILD Program. Tracy provides on-site psychological consultation, support, technical assistance and referral facilitation to early childhood staff, children and families. She also provides in-service trainings and professional development workshops to many different audiences including regular and special education teachers, educational assistants, parents, and program administrators. Tracy also has a wealth of experience from working in the Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) sector of mental health care. She provided Therapeutic Staff Support for children prescribed BHRS wraparound services for 2 years and then also provided Master’s level Mobile Therapy and Behavior Specialist Consultant services for Wesley Spectrum Services for 2 years after finishing her graduate studies. Tracy is committed to providing supportive services that improve the lives of young children and their families, especially at-risk populations. The Early Childhood population has become a special interest area for Tracy, as she believes the early years are what count the most. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children ages 6, 13 and 17.