Professor Profiles

mrazik

Martin Mrazik, BSc, BEd, MEd, PhD, R.Psych.

Associate Professor

Education

Educational Psychology

About Me

I am a clinical neuropsychologist  by training. My PhD was completed at the University of Georgia with specialization in clinical neuropsychology under the mentorship of Dr. George Hynd. I served as the Clinical Director of a Head Trauma Program and Chief Psychologist at the Millard Center in Edmonton, Alberta for 5 years. In 2006, I moved to the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta and  currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology. My research interests include the clinical and psychological outcomes of sport concussions and traumatic brain injuries. I also  consult out of the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic, Healthpointe and also serve as a consultant to the NHL and CFL regarding sports related concussions.


Research

I completed my clinical training in school psychology and later specialized in clinical neuropsychology, so I have a broad interest in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of learning, cognitive, behavioral, and psychological concerns.

My research and clinical interests in neuropsychology consider the application of neuropsychology to specific populations.  First, I am interested in traumatic brain injury in children and athletes. I am a co-investigator in 2 Canada wide CIHR grants aimed at improving diagnosis and treatment for paediatric traumatic brain injury. I also have a specialized interest in sport concussion and am currently a part of a Canada wide study evaluating injury outcomes from sport concussion. Specifically in what psychological outcomes arise from sport concussions and what psychological variables predict prolonged recovery from sport concussion. Finally, together with other researchers ad the U of A, we are determining biochemical forces of injuries in sport.

Other broad research interests include neuropsychological impairments of children with more significant developmental disabilities. I have become very interested in International School Psychology and finding opportunities for graduate students to use their skills for the global community.

Teaching

Courses Taught

EDPY 304 Adolescent Development for Teachers

EDPY 499 Developmental Psychology

EDPY 519 Individual Psychological Assessment

EDPY 523 Introduction to School Psychology

EDPY 597 Clinical Psychology: principles and practices

EDPY 641 Advanced Psychological Assessment

EDPY 642 Applied Neuropsychological Assessment

EDPY 650 School and Clinical Child Psychology Internship

EDPY 697 Advanced Practice of School Psychology