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ERIC Number: EJ1149024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-2243
Research to Practice in School Psychology: Challenges Ahead and the Role of NASP's "School Psychology Forum"
Shaw, Steven R.
School Psychology Forum, v10 n4 p340-348 Win 2016
The goal of "School Psychology Forum" is to promote and disseminate research-to-practice scholarship for the benefit of school psychologists in their clinical practice. This goal has evolved from a desired practice to a mandatory component of any clinical practice. Research to practice is of importance as the concept of evidence-based practice is codified in federal law, American Psychological Association standards for practice, and the Canadian Psychological Association standards for practice. Although there is a consensus that evidence-based practice presents a positive direction for service delivery in school psychology, there remains a stubborn and significant gap between research and clinical practice. Reasons for this gap are identified. In addition, suggestions for improving the credibility, robustness, and approaches to evaluation and implementation of clinical research are provided. "School Psychology Forum" is an excellent outlet for the publication of credible studies with strong research design to narrow the gap between research and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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