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ERIC Number: EJ803187
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
School Psychology in Nova Scotia: A Survey of Current Practices and Preferred Future Roles
Corkum, Penny; French, Fredrick; Dorey, Harvey
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v22 n1 p108-120 2007
School psychologists working in Nova Scotia (NS) were surveyed to determine their current practices and preferred future roles. The goals of the study were to: (a) provide insight into the practice of school psychology in NS, (b) compile a valuable resource for potential students entering into the field, (c) provide information for educational programs preparing school psychology students, and (d) encourage interprovincial communication across the Canadian provinces. Results of the surveys indicate that there have been dramatic changes in the practice of school psychology in NS over the past two decades. Along with increasing numbers of positions and more specific training, there has been an increase in time spent in psychoeducational assessment as well as further diversification of roles (intervention, prevention, consultation). There is a strong desire to decrease time spent in the psychoeducational role and increase time in the area of preventative services. Implications for practicing and upcoming school psychologists are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada