Introduction to School Psychology

Author: Matthew K. Burns

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190619329

Category: Education

Page: 584

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The discipline of school psychology has been shaped over the course of its existence by a series of professional and scientific controversies, and by how researchers and practitioners have responded to those controversies. Should there be an entry-level degree requirement for school psychologists? What should a school psychologist's role be with regard to student mental health? Should school psychologists work outside of school settings? Designed for students entering school psychology training programs, Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice examines the debates that have influenced the nature and scope of the profession, and that continue to do so today. This edited textbook is divided into five sections, the first of which describes current practices. The second offers coverage of ethics and relevant legal concerns for school psychologists; cultural competence; and consultation. The third section provides readers with the theoretical foundations of practice and includes a brief chapter on theoretical orientations. The fourth and largest section of the book examines the controversies that shape practice, presenting chapters on idiographic and nomothetic approaches; diagnostic frameworks; assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders; and much more. The final section of the book focuses on contexts and the future of the profession, with chapters on practice in urban and rural communities, technology, and the Futures Conferences.
An Introduction to Educational Psychology

Author: E. Stones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415678445

Category: Education

Page: 423

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This book introduces students of education to the elements of educational psychology. It also relates as closely as possible the findings of research to classroom practice. In order to make clear the fundamental processes involved in psychological development, the book starts with a study of the way in which the young child adapts its behaviour to its environment. This study considers some of the key aspects of physical development, mainly the central nervous system. At the same time the way physical growth and psychological development are influenced by the experience of the individual is also discussed. This discussion of development is followed by an examination of the processes of learning, with particular attention paid to the works of Piaget. The salient points of each chapter are brought together in a summary which may be used by the reader to obtain a preliminary overview of the content of the chapter, and as an aid to revision.
School Psychology for the 21st Century

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609187521

Category: Education

Page: 380

View: 232

A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven ?approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. ? New to This Edition *Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards. *Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health. *Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.
School Psychology for the 21st Century, Second Edition

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609187545

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 431

A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. New to This Edition*Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards.*Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health.*Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.
The Handbook of International School Psychology

Author: Shane R. Jimerson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412926690

Category: Psychology

Page: 569

View: 598

This is an ideal resource for scholars, practitioners, and graduate students interested in acquiring an international view of school psychology along with psychology, education7F 14 including special education, and mental health." -- Publisher description.
Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

Author: Susan Jacob

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119157168

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 815

Ethics and Law for School Psychologists is the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues school psychologists face every day. Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of psychologists in school settings, this book includes the most up-to-date standards and requirements while providing an introduction to ethical codes, ethical decision making, and the legal underpinnings that protect the rights of students and their parents. This new seventh edition has been extensively updated with the latest research and changes to the law, with an increased focus on ethical-legal considerations associated with the use of digital technologies. Coverage includes new case law on privacy rights, electronic record keeping, the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, digital assessment platforms, the latest interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and more. Ethics texts for counseling and psychology are plentiful, and often excellent—but this book is the only reference that speaks directly to the concerns and issues specific to psychologists in school settings. Case vignettes, end-of-chapter questions, and discussion topics facilitate deeper insight and learning, while updated instructor's resources bring this key reference right into the classroom. Keeping up with the latest research and legal issues is a familiar part of a psychologist's duties, but a practice centered on children in an educational setting makes it both critical and more complex. Ethics and Law for School Psychologists provides a central resource for staying up to date and delivering ethically and legally sound services within a school setting.
Handbook of University and Professional Careers in School Psychology

Author: Randy G. Floyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000290974

Category: Education

Page: 518

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The Handbook of University and Professional Careers in School Psychology is a comprehensive resource for school psychologists in doctoral training or currently appointed to positions in universities and other clinical professional settings. Across 30 unique chapters, experts in the field offer diverse, experienced perspectives on accessing resources, building skills, navigating difficult experiences, and flourishing in all major facets of the profession. The book places special emphasis on development throughout the career lifespan and the empowerment of women, people of color, and scholars from outside of the United States.
Supervising the School Psychology Practicum

Author: Kristy K. Kelly, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826129390

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The only book to focus specifically on the supervisory role for the school psychology practicum Field and university-based practicum supervisors required to mentor school psychology students are often poorly equipped to fulfill this role with expertise and confidence. This is the first-ever guide for such supervisors who are overseeing school psychology students throughout the course of their practicum. Brimming with practical information, the book explains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiences. It offers resources to support student growth over the course of the practicum experience, including step-by-step information about supervision models, evaluation systems, on-site support, and ways to address common graduate student difficulties. The book is organized around the chronological experience of the trainee, beginning with orientation through transition to internship. Each chapter focuses on three key supervisory roles: student skill development, supervision, and advancement and evaluation. The guide also addresses how university supervisors can communicate and collaborate with each other for additional support. Content aligns with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) training standards. The guide includes resources for developing and maintaining placements within the school including recruitment, maintenance activities, retention, and support. Useful tools to document and support candidates, including forms, checklists, and other resources for supervisors and trainers, are included in an easy-to-reproduce format. Key Features: Provides plentiful resources for providing trainees with a quality practicum experience Targets the distinct supervision requirements of this practicum with developmentally appropriate activities Explains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiences Describes supervision models, evaluations systems, on-site support, and how to address common student problems Includes useful guidelines, tools, forms, and checklists
Principles of Leadership in School Psychology

Author: Lisa Kilanowski

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030840631

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 480

This book provides a long overdue conceptual framework for integrating evidence-based principles of school psychology leadership across NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) domains of practice. It explicates the myriad ways in which school psychologists can and should serve as leaders across the NASP domains, examines the leadership role of school psychologists within each NASP domain, and presents both historical and contemporary contexts of the domains of practice. Key areas of coverage include: Concrete examples of school psychologists as leaders in the field. Spearheading initiatives and service delivery models involving consultation and collaboration. Academic intervention planning. Behavioral and mental health services. Crisis intervention and prevention. Consultation, program evaluation, and ethics of professional practice. The book offers a cogent framework for practitioners and trainers of school psychologists to further integrate principles of leadership into their work in the field. The volume culminates with a discussion of the role of school psychologists as advocates for the practice through legislative and social justice policy. Principles of Leadership in School Psychology is an essential resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as professionals in school and clinical child psychology, educational policy and practice, and social work as well as all interrelated disciplines.
An Educational Psychology for Schools in Africa

Author: Al Behr

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483106298

Category: Education

Page: 164

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An Educational Psychology for Schools in Africa tackles issues concerning educational psychology in Africa. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that deal with the various concerns in educational psychology. Chapter 1 discusses the nature and scope of educational psychology and its relevance for teacher training. Chapter 2 talks about the research methods in educational psychology. Chapter 3 covers developmental psychology, and Chapter 4 covers communication with the environment. The next four chapters cover psychological aspects, such as learning, emotional and social adjustment, intelligence, and personality. Chapter 9 deals with the psychology of the teacher, while Chapter 10 discusses guidance and counseling. Chapter 11 talks about topics pertaining to readiness for school. Chapter 12 deals with the exceptional students, such as the mentally handicapped, the gifted, the physically handicapped, and the maladjusted. The text will be of great use to educators who want to learn the application of psychology in an educational setting.
Multicultural Issues in School Psychology

Author: Bonnie K. Nastasi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317786405

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

View: 720

Make a professional commitment to developing knowledge and awareness of your students' cultural differences. Multicultural Issues in School Psychology presents theoretical and empirical models that provide a framework for addressing cross-cultural concerns and introducing culturally specific services in school psychology practice. This unique book connects scientific knowledge with practical applications to address issues related to assessment, intervention, consultation, systems/community intervention, home-school partnerships, and the adoption of evidence-based interventions. The book also looks at the school psychologist’s role in multicultural practice and the implications for developing culturally competent practitioners. Thsi book provides much-needed practical guidance in theory development, research, training, policy, and practice. The books contributors, all active participants in the effort to develop multicultural perspectives and practices in schools, address the importance of an ecological perspective, the broad and varied definitions of culture, the involvement of stakeholders in decision making, innovative approaches to data collection and intervention design, and the reconsideration of the school psychologist’s role. Multicultural Issues in School Psychology examines: a mixed-methods technique for developing culturally sound assessment tools a culture-specific, peer victimization intervention for addressing the effects of bullying on middle school students the instructional needs of English language learners in non-bilingual settings an illustrative case study of Hmong parents in home-school partnerships various issues concerning multicultural interventions at a system level coding criteria for reviewing, evaluating, and identifying effective interventions and much more Multicultural Issues in School Psychology is an essential professional resource for counselors and researchers working in the field of adolescent health, particularly drug abuse, and for practicing psychologists, child clinical psychologists, and mental health professionals working in educational settings.