ERIC Number: ED392009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Guide for the School Psychologist: A System for the Promotion of Diversified Psychological Services in Schools.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Psychologists who work in schools are prepared to provide a broad range of services. However, some school systems do not avail themselves of the myriad services which psychologists can competently deliver. Direct services, which incorporate assessment for special education, counseling, and other forms of therapy services, occupy the major time of psychologists employed in schools. Despite obvious needs for programs to address a wide range of issues (e.g., substance abuse, teenage suicide, antisocial behavior) as well as crisis intervention programs to deal with immediate disasters, and health promotion programs, all resources available through psychology often are not included in school district plans for the delivery of psychological services. This brochure outlines recommendations for a workshop format and follow-up strategies that school psychologists may use to make contacts with school administrators. It was developed so as to increase the perceived relevance of diversified psychological services in the schools. It is hoped that by increasing school administrators' knowledge of psychological issues, school psychologists will be recognized for potential contributions they have to make and will be sanctioned to provide a wide range of services, including consultation, psychological counseling, assessment, research and program evaluation, and staff development, within school settings. An appendix describes pilot projects from which the recommendations evolved. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.