ERIC Number: ED390017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Psychological Services in the Schools. Digest.
Kamphaus, R. W.
Psychological services have been part of the American schooling experiences for nearly a century. The nature of school psychology services, however, has changed dramatically over the decades so that modern school psychology services differ significantly from their roots. For much of this century school psychology services have emphasized assessment practice, but over the past two decades school psychology services have expanded to meet a broader array of needs. The entry level requirements for school psychology practitioners continue to increase as the profession aspires to higher levels of expertise. Modern psychological services may be organized in the schools in a variety of ways. However, regardless of organizational structure, a similar core of health services are offered: (1) assessment of student's needs and characteristics related to performance in school; (2) direct and indirect interventions that improve the adaptation of a child, group of children, parents, teachers, or other individuals or groups; (3) program development and evaluation; and (4) supervision and coordination of school psychology or related services. School psychologists with post-doctoral training often provide an expanded array of services to school children. Psychological services in the schools continue to adapt to the needs of society by expanding to meet theses needs with newly developed services. (JBJ)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Published as a part of a collection of eight digests prepared collaboratively by APA and ERIC/CASS, see CG 026 993.