ERIC Number: ED026659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
The School Psychologist and the Elementary Counselor.
Gregory, Doris H.
Defining the role of the elementary counselor requires comparison with, and contrast to, the role of the school psycholigist. In preparation, the psychologist receives training similar to that of the counselor, with additional work in learning theory, psychological testing, and, perhaps, psychotherapy and case analysis. In function, both study individual pupils, recommend special programs where appropriate, consult with teachers and administrators, and serve as liaison between school and community. Major differences are in the psychologist's depth of preparation, wider variety of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and, concomitantly, his presumed greater insight and knowledge. The counselor is more frequently school-based, and has more continuous contact with teachers and children than does the psychologist, who may serve an entire district. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, August 30 through September 3, 1968.