Meet Dr. Bruey

As the Program Supervisor of Autism Solutions, Dr. Carrie Bruey brings over 30 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

Dr. Carrie Bruey earned a Doctorate in Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University. Dr. Bruey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist, and holds a Pennsylvania Department of Education Supervisory Certificate.

For over 20 years prior to joining Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, Dr. Bruey was in private practice focused specifically on providing psychological services for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum and their families. Services included individual therapy, family therapy, parent training, staff training, programmatic consultations, psychological testing, diagnostic evaluations, and development of multi-state conferences that addressed topics specific to developmental disabilities.

Since joining IU13 as the Supervisor of School Psychologists, Dr. Bruey has supported a variety of IU13 special education programs across Lancaster and Lebanon counties but has mainly provided administrative support to our Autistic Support programs. Dr. Bruey was the onsite administrator of one of IU13’s center-based programs supporting students with Autism exhibiting significant behavioral challenges. She has also provided supervisor oversight to our Board Certified Behavior Analysts in the creation and monitoring of Positive Behavior Support Plans for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

In addition, Dr. Bruey continues to provide extensive professional development in areas specific to evidence-based best practices such as reviewing the National Autism Center’s Evidence Based Guidelines, Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders, creating effective Functional Behavior Assessments and Positive Behavior Support Plans, data collection and analysis, and Crises Prevention Institute techniques. She also conducts monthly individual mental health consultations to parents within the Lebanon Head Start and Early Head Start programs as well as parent training workshops.

Dr. Bruey has published extensively in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders:

  • Bruey, C.T. & Urban, M.B. The Autism Transition Guide: Planning the Journey from School to Adult Life. Baltimore, Maryland: Woodbine House Publishers, 2009.
  • Bruey, C.T. & Vorhis, N. “The Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 Autistic Support Program”. In Jan S. Handleman & Sandra L. Harris (Eds.), School Age Education Programs for Children with Autism, Austin TX: Pro-Ed, 2006.
  • Bruey, C. T. Demystifying Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis for Parents and Professionals. Baltimore, Maryland: Woodbine House Publishers, 2004.
  • Bruey, C.T. “Daily Care of Your Child with Autism”. Michael D. Powers (Ed.), Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide. Baltimore, Maryland: Woodbine House Publishers, 1989; Revised Ed. 2000.
  • Powers, M.D. & Bruey, C.T. “Treating the Family System”. In Michael D. Powers (Ed.), Expanding Systems of Service Delivery for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Baltimore, Maryland: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1988.
  • Harris, S.L. & Thorwarth (Bruey), C. “Behavioral Interventions for Families of the Developmentally Disabled”. In I. Fallon (Ed.), The Handbook of Behavior Family Therapy. London: Guilford Press, 1988.
  • Wolchik, S.A., Harris, S.L., Milch, R. and Thorwarth (Bruey), C. The efficacy of training parents in groups as teachers of their autistic children. Australian Journal of Human Communication Disorders, 1986, 14, pp. 21-31.
  • Thorwarth (Bruey), C. “Generalization of parent training effects in structured versus unstructured settings: The use of discrete commands and reinforcement by parents of autistic children who participated in a parent training program”. Unpublished Dissertation, 1982.

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