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Traci L. Test

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Dr. Test is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-Supervisor, and a Certified School Counselor (CSC) in Texas. Her education experience includes a doctorate in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce, a Master's of Education in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, she is a trained play therapist, sandtray therapist, parent relationship trainer, crisis counselor, and has specialized in counseling children and adolescents as a licensed counselor since 2008. Dr. Test believes in the authentic power of the individual, and that through the importance of a true therapeutic counseling relationship, healing can happen. She is excited about learning and working with the faculty, staff and students at Walden U.

Courses Taught

COUN 6311 - Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration and Consultation in Schools

COUN 6111 - Introduction to School Counseling

SPLB 672L - Pre-Practicum 2 School Counseling

COUN 6671 - Counseling Practicum


PhD, Texas A&M University - Commerce - Commerce, TX United States

MEd, Dallas Baptist University - Dallas, TX United States

BS, University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL United States


Smith, T., Guidry, K., Simpson, C., Bloomfield, C. (2013). Ambigious Loss and Its Effects On Children: Implications and Interventions for School Counselors. Journal of School Counseling.

Smith, T., Cranmore, J. (2019). Counseling Stages.

Golden, S., L. Test, T. (2022). School Counseling and Remote Work: The Art of Pivoting . Career Development.


Test, T., Cranmore, J., French, E. (2021). Best Practices for Working with School Counselor Interns. Texas Counseling Association.

Smith, T., Cranmore, J., Akins, J. (2017). Creating Positive Experiences for your School Counselor Intern. Texas Counselor Association.

Smith, T. (2013). Got Genius? Supporting the Socio-Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students. Texas Counselor Association.

Smith, T., Robinson, C. (2016). Professional Development Preparedness for Gifted & Talented Students in Urban Settings. Texas Counseling Association.

Smith, T., Robinson, C. (2016). Professional Development Preparedness for Urban School Counselors Working with Gifted and Talented Students. Texas Counselor Association.

Smith, T., Cranmore, J., Traylor, T. (2018). School Counseling, ACES and the Gifted Learner. McKinney Independent School District.

Smith, T., McAllister, G. (2016). School Counselor Intern...Now What?. Texas Counselor Association.

Smith, T., McAllister, G., Schumann, B., King, K. (2017). School Counselors Don't Always Have Time for Self-Care. Texas Counseling Association.

Test, T., King, K. (2021). How to Recognize and Work with Suicidal Children. Texas Counseling Association.