Educational Psychology

Jamie Pratt Psy.D., BCBA-D

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and School Psychology
Jamie Pratt, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and School Psychology

Office Location

503 Bailey Hall, Gorham



Academic Degrees

  • Psy.D., University of Southern Maine
  • M.S., University of Southern Maine
  • B.A., University of Maine at Farmington


Jamie L. Pratt, PsyD, is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist-Doctoral, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral. She completed her doctoral training in applied behavior analysis and school psychology at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in 2010 and presently serves as Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational and School Psychology at USM. As a graduate educator, Dr. Pratt is committed to preparing future behavior analysts and school psychologists to support positive outcomes for school-aged children and their families.

Dr. Pratt has worked with school-aged children in the state of Maine since 2005. Prior to joining the faculty at USM, she served as the Director of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for an agency providing early intervention, day treatment, and home-based services to children with developmental disabilities and emotional-behavioral disorders. Dr. Pratt presently provides assessment, intervention, and consultation services for PK-12 students in both public and private school settings. She also serves as the faculty mentor for school psychology trainees participating in the Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program.

Dr. Pratt’s scholarship focuses on extending behavior-analytic assessment and intervention strategies to improve outcomes for school-aged children with emotional-behavioral disorders. She has contributed to multiple publications on behavioral assessment and intervention and recently co-authored a book the topic of school-based functional behavior assessment. Dr. Pratt also engages actively in service to the professions of applied behavior analysis and psychology. She presently holds positions as President-Elect of the Maine Psychological Association, Ethics Compliance Chair for the Maine Department of Education’s Advisory Committee on School Psychologists, and Member-at-Large for the Association for Maine Behavior Analysis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Functional behavior assessment
  • Positive behavioral supports
  • Clinical supervision

Research Interests

Behavior analytic assessment and intervention for school-aged children. 

Recent Publications

  • Mace, F. C., Pratt, J. L, Prager, K. L., & Pritchard, D. (2011). An evaluation of three methods of saying “no” to avoid an escalating response class hierarchy. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 44(1) 83-94.
  • Mace, F. C., Pratt, J. L., Zangrillo, A. N., & Steege, M. W. (2011). Schedules of reinforcement. In W. W. Fisher, C. C. Piazza, & H. S. Roane (Eds.), Handbook of applied behavior analysis (pp. 55-75). Guilford Press.
  • Pratt, J. L., Wickerd, G., & Steege, M. W., (2019). Generalization and maintenance. In S.G. Little, & A. Akin-Little (Eds.), Behavioral interventions in schools: Evidence-based positive strategies (2nd, pp. 97-112). American Psychological Association.
  • Steege, M. W., & Pratt, J. L. (2012). Functional behavioral assessment: The cornerstone of effective problem solving. In R. Brown-Chidsey & K. Andren (Eds.), Assessment for intervention: A problem-solving approach (2nd, pp. 125-143). Guilford Press.
  • Steege, M. W., Pratt, J. L., Wickerd, G., Guare, R., & Watson, T. S. (2019). Conducting school-based functional behavioral assessments (3rd). Guilford Press.