ERIC Number: ED383951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Psychologist-In-Training Program Evaluation, 1991-1992. OER Report.
Manzo, Lynne; Weich, Leah
The Psychologist-in-Training (PIT) Program provides an opportunity for participants to conduct graduate study and obtain work experience leading toward New York State certification in school psychology. The PIT program offers tuition reimbursement at the prevailing City University rate to people pursuing study within the New York City Board of Education. To be eligible, participants must be continuously enrolled in an academic program, and agree to take a minimum of 12 credits per school year. Evaluators from the Office of Educational Research (OER) distributed a total of 77 questionnaires to participants in order to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the (PIT) Program. A total of 32 questionnaires were completed and returned, resulting in a 42 percent response rate. Findings indicate that participants' assessment of the program was quite positive. However, participants' comments about various aspects of the program indicate that there is some room for improvement. Suggestions were made to have training which focuses more on practical skills, an easier application process, and better dissemination of relevant material. Based on these findings, OER recommends more hands-on training, as well as clearer and more timely dissemination of information regarding placement and fulfillment of the service obligation. (Author)
Descriptors: Certification, Counselor Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Program Attitudes, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, School Psychologists, Skill Development, Training Methods
Research Unit, Office of Educational Research, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Room 507, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.