ERIC Number: EJ934069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Communicating to Overcome Barriers: I Can't Do "One" More Thing!
Communique, v39 n8 p28-29 Jun 2011
While many school psychologists agree that part of the satisfaction in their profession lies in the challenges, dealing with these challenges daily can be exhausting. With NASP's 2010 "Model of Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services" (also known as the NASP Practice Model), school psychologists are challenged to take time to assess their competencies and practice in order to stretch themselves to further develop their skills. In particular, NASP is encouraging school psychologists to offer themselves to administrators as effective problem solvers who work side by side with them in addressing the school's or district's most pressing issues. As more responsibilities are added to their daily to-do lists, many school psychologists are thinking, "I can't do 'one' more thing." Sometimes that might indeed be the case, but often there is a way to figure out how to do or reframe that one more thing by simply tapping their communication and professional advocacy skills. This column provides some ideas about overcoming the barriers of growing to-do lists and shrinking schedules using those skills.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Problem Solving, Barriers, Interpersonal Communication, Role, Advocacy, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Administrator Role
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