Bruce A. Bracken, Ph.D.The College of William & Mary


Bruce A. Bracken, Ph.D.

School Psychology and Counselor Education

The College of William & Mary

Bruce A. Bracken, Ph.D., is a school psychologist and Professor of Educational Foundations at The College of William & Mary. Dr. Bracken obtained a bachelor’s degree at The College of Charleston (1975), and master’s (1977) and doctorate (1979) at the University of Georgia. In addition to conducting research in psychoeducational assessment, Dr. Bracken was co-principal investigator on two five-year Jacob Javits Department of Education grants. He has authored or co-authored several tests, including the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test, Bracken Basic Concept Scale – Third Edition: Receptive, Bracken Basic Concept Scale - Expressive, Bracken School Readiness Assessment – Second Edition, Multidimensional Self Concept Scale, Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Relations, Clinical Assessment of Behavior, Clinical Assessment of Depression, and the Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit – Adults and Children. He co-founded and is co-consulting editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, and sits on several national and international editorial boards in psychology and education. He co-edited the Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children-Fourth Edition, edited The Handbook of Self-Concept, and he authored the Bracken Concept Development Program and co-authored the Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment. Dr. Bracken Chaired the APA Committee on Psychological Testing and Assessment, served on panels for the National Academies of Science and the National Institute for Literacy, and currently is Past-President of the International Test Commission. Dr. Bracken is a Diplomate in the American Board of Psychological Assessment, a Fellow in two divisions (16 and 53) of the American Psychological Association, and was inducted into the Society for the Study of School Psychology. Dr. Bracken is married (Mary Jo) and has one son (Bruce) who graciously developed this website for his father.


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