Psychology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dawna M Thompson

Dawna M Thompson

Dawna M Thompson

Assistant Professor

School Psychology

Dr. Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. She currently directs the George Mason University Cognitive Assessment Program and Early Childhood Centers.

Dr. Thompson has extensive private practice experience working with children, adolescents and adults from the Northern Virginia community, and also worked as a psychologist for Fairfax County Public Schools for over ten years. Current areas of focus include: the assessment of children with advanced academic/cognitive abilities; early childhood assessment; assessment of children with learning and emotional disorders; and parenting skills for challenging children. Dr. Thompson has conducted work shops on a variety of topics in the community, including: Child Development, Developmental Assessment; Parenting Skills; Suicide Prevention for Elementary Aged Children; and Attachment/Developmental Issues facing Internationally Adopted Children.

Current Research

Rowe, E. W., Kingsley, J. M., & Thompson, D. F. (in press). Predictive ability of the General Ability Index (GAI) versus the Full Scale IQ among gifted referrals. School Psychology Quarterly.

Courses Taught

Psych 810 Cognitive Assessment I

Psych 811 Cognitive Assessment II

Psych 892 and 592: Developmental Assessment

Psych 709 Intellectual Assessment

Recent Presentations

Kingsley, J. M., Rowe, E. W., & Thompson, D. F. (2009, August) Predictive ability of the General Ability Index (GAI) versus the Full Scale IQ among gifted referrals. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention, Toronto, ON Canada.