What is a School Psychologist?School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally,and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to createsafe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections betweenhome, school, and the community for all students.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completinga minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) thatincludes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mentalhealth and educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation,curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems.School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work. Theyalso may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practiceand service delivery. (National Association of School Psychologist)
Last Modified on October 16, 2017