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About Sarah Valley-Gray

Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D., ABPP, is a professor, and the director of the doctoral program in school psychology in the College of Psychology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). She is a licensed psychologist, a certified school psychologist, and holds board certification in school psychology. Dr. Valley-Gray led the development of both the specialist and the doctoral programs in school psychology at NSU.

Dr. Valley-Gray has served on the executive board of the Florida Association of School Psychologists (FASP) since 2000, where she has held a variety of positions, including serving as chair of the Training and Credentialing Committee for over ten years. As chair of Training and Credentialing, she spearheaded the standardized internship application and selection process across the state. She has also served in leadership within school psychology at the national level. Dr. Valley-Gray was elected Florida Delegate to the Delegate Assembly of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) for two consecutive terms and served a three-year term as Secretary of the organization. She is a past-president of the American Academy of School Psychology (AASP). Moreover, she is a past-president of the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) and previously served as secretary of the association.

Dr. Valley-Gray is passionate about training issues in psychology. She is the Director of Continuing Education and Special Projects at NSU and focuses her research on the use of standardized patients to prepare beginning psychologists for practice. Other areas of research include graduate education in school psychology, supervision, and the evaluation of competencies in the curriculum of school psychology programs.


Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology


2021 - 2021 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Planning, Response, and Efficiency Program (CLD PREP)
Nova Southeastern University
Quality of Life Community Based Applied Research Grant
Role: Co-principal Investigator
2021 - 2021 Investigating the Effects of Supervisory Training with Psychology Trainees
Nova Southeastern University
President’s Faculty Research & Development Grant (PFRDG)
Role: Co-principal Investigator
2019 - 2021 Burnout Prevention Wellness Programs in Clinical Training Preservice Experiences
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University President’s Faculty Research and Development Grant
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Member, IDEA Faculty Evaluation System
2016 - Present Member, Razor’s Edge Research Program
2015 - Present Chair, College of Psychology Teaching Assistant Committee
2015 - Present Member, NSU Early Immersion Program
2015 - Present Reviewer, President’s Distinguished Professor Award Peer Review
2014 - Present Member, Alumni Relations Committee
2014 - Present Member, NSU Dual Admission Program
2011 - Present Member, Art Observation Committee
2010 - Present Member, Carnegie Initiative
2010 - Present Member, Community Outreach/Partners hip Liaison Committee
2009 - Present Member, CPS Technology Committee
2007 - Present Representative, New Program Review Committee
2007 - Present Representative, Student Life Achievement Awards Center
2021 - 2021 Guest Editor, School Psychology Training and Pedagogy (SPTP) Special Two Part Series
2014 Member, NSU Branding Committee
2014 Member, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Compliance Certification Task Force
2012 Member, Psy.D. Admissions Committee
2012 Member, Psy.D. Competency Committee
2011 Chair, Faculty Issues Workgroup for Strategic Planning
2011 Chair, Student Issues Workgroup for Strategic Planning
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Nova Southeastern University CPS Nominee Student Life Achievement Award Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year
  • 2009 Nova Southeastern University Student Life Achievement Award Professor of the Year
  • 2009 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Presidential Award
  • 2003 Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies Specialist Program Professor of the Year
  • 2002 Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies Most Dedicated Professor


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Nova Southeastern University
B.S., Psychology, University of Miami

Contact Information

(954) 262-5783


Research Works (15)

Articles (30)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Sarah Valley-Gray