Kristin Rispoli, PhD, NCSP

Kristin Rispoli, PhD, NCSPKristin Rispoli, PhD, NCSP, is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Rispoli earned her PhD from Duquesne University following a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology with an autism specialization at The Watson Institute. She then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied interventions to support parent engagement and parent-child relationships in young children, and an additional year of postdoctoral work in clinical psychology before earning her license.

Dr. Rispoli has expertise in assessment, treatment, and consultation for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their families. She is interested in the application of evidence-based assessment to improve diagnostic services for children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder, and the use of diagnostics as a pathway to appropriate and effective services.

Dr. Rispoli is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology program and director of the Family School Community Connections Lab at Michigan State University, where she studies strategies for increasing parent and teacher engagement in intervention for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. She also developed a parent-mediated intervention to address emotion regulation in young children with autism spectrum disorder. In addition to her research, Dr. Rispoli directs and trains educational specialist and doctoral students in the MSU School Psychology program. She teaches courses in counseling, social-emotional assessment and intervention in schools, and supervises advanced doctoral student practicum training. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Society for Autism Research, and National Association of School Psychologists.