ERIC Number: ED489496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
School Psychology for the 21st Century: Foundations and Practices
Merrell, Kenneth W.; Ervin, Ruth A.; Gimpel, Gretchen A.
This engaging, authoritative introductory text comprehensively describes the role of the school psychologist in promoting positive educational and mental health outcomes for all students in today's schools. The book emphasizes a data-driven, problem-solving based approach to prevention and intervention with diverse children, youth, and their families. The reader is equipped with vital tools for becoming a competent, ethical practitioner; effectively addressing students' emotional, behavioral, and academic needs; facilitating systems-level change; and using research as the basis for informed decision making. Special features include helpful vignettes, discussion questions, activities, and resources. This book contains thirteen chapters: (1) Introduction to the Field of School Psychology; (2) The Historical Context of School Psychology; (3) The Changing Face of School Psychology: Responding Effectively to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; (4) Becoming a School Psychologist: Training and Credentialing Issues; (5) Working as a School Psychologist: Employment Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges; (6) Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology; (7) Facilitating Change through Data-Driven Problem Solving: A Model for School Psychology Practice; (8) The School Psychologist's Role in Assessment: Models, Methods, and Trends in Gathering, Organizing, and Analyzing Data; (9) The School Psychologist's Role in Prevention and Intervention: Part 1: Academic Skills; (10) The School Psychologist's Role in Prevention and Intervention: Part 2: Mental Health and Social-Emotional Behavior; (11) The School Psychologist's Role in Facilitating Systems Change; (12) The School Psychologist's Role in Research and Evaluation; and (13) Moving the Field Forward: Mapping the Future of School Psychology. This book also contains the following appendices: (1) The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct; and (2) National Association of School Psychologists Professional Conduct Manual.
Descriptors: Prevention, Intervention, School Psychology, Mental Health, Ethics, School Psychologists, Academic Achievement, Problem Solving, Teacher Competencies, Student Needs, Student Diversity, Legal Responsibility, Models, Counselor Role
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners
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