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Janet Titus Ph.D.

Janet Titus Ph.D.
Position:Region:North America
Biographical Information:Dr. Janet Titus received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1998 from the University of Minnesota. She has been with Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington, Illinois since 1997, and currently works as a Research Psychologist. She is a co-developer of the GAIN instruments and training materials (i.e., manuals, slides, other materials) and developed the assessment quality assurance and feedback model used in GAIN trainings. She is currently leading a Rasch-based revision of the GAIN-Q instrument. One of Dr. Titus’ main interests is cross-cultural assessment. She led a project to translate the GAIN instruments into Spanish and is currently leading the effort to develop Spanish language GAIN training materials. She is supporting efforts to translate Increasing the Knowledge Base: Utilizing the GAIN in Culturally Sensitive Landscapes 94 Fourth World Journal • Vol. 11 No. 2 the GAIN into French and Portuguese and is collaborating with colleagues from the California School for the Deaf-Fremont on a project to translate the GAIN-SS into American Sign Language. Dr. Titus currently uses GAIN data to examine victimization and trauma among GLBTQ, hearing, and deaf and hard of hearing adolescent substance abusers. Dr. Titus is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) committee on co-occurring adolescent trauma and substance abuse, the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, and the American Psychological Association. She serves as a reviewer for the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices.
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