ERIC Number: ED037747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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The Clinical-Restorative Model or the School Psychologist as an Agent for Positive Behavior Change.
Giebink, John W.
The variability in roles assumed by school psychologists suggests the possibility that school psychologists cannot be adequately described by a single model but rather there may well be a need for several. Rather than banish the old clinical model, a new model "Clinical Restorative" model is proposed. This model takes advantage of the knowledge and desirable features of the old model but also incorporates new knowledge and direction. This model would allow the psychologist in the schools to work with those students not reached through classroom consultation or through school wide or community wide intervention programs. The psychologist would act as a direct agent of behavior change rather than a consultant. An emphasis is placed on restoration implying treatment and/or remediation and in any event a change in behavior. A single treatment method or theoretical orientation is not presumed. The school psychologist operating under this model could utilize: 1) family therapy; 2) encounter groups; and 3) assessment if necessary. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C., August 31-September 4, 1969