ERIC Number: ED131134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Skills for Comprehensive and Effective Psychological Services in Large Urban School Districts.
Jackson, John H.; Bernauer, Margaret
The first section discusses the expected on-the-job capabilities of school psychologists in relation to preservice training. The major topics addressed include: diagnosis; consultation; therapeutic intervention; and administration, supervision, and relationships. The second section identifies the capabilities required of school psychologists and administrators of school psychological services. It focuses, on the psychoeducational diagnostic capabilities needed by school psychologists, on the psychoeducational consultation capabilities needed by staff psychologists, and on the administration, surpevision, and relationships capabilities needed by administrators and supervisors. Workshop participants agreed on a number of recommendations, the ultimate end of which were to bring university training in line with service needs in the schools of large urban districts. Five recommendations were made: (1) review and improve criteria for selecting individuals for acceptance into school psychology training programs and provide them with opportunities for personal development experiences; (2) encourage careful selection of students; (3) encourage trainers to expose students to experiences designed to maximize their sensitivities to other countries; (4) encourage trainers to give careful consideration to standardization of diagnostic skills training programs; and (5) encourage continuing education for school psychologists on the job. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Job Skills, Job Training, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Education, Professional Occupations, Professional Personnel, Professional Services, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, Psychological Services, School Administration, School Districts, School Psychologists, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Training Objectives, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Summary of a Division of School Psychology Workshop, American Psychological Association 20th Professional Institute (Chicago, Illinois, August 27-29, 1975)