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    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 create
    safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between
    home, school, and the community for all students.

    School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing
    a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) that
     includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in mental
     health 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. They
    also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).
    The National Association of School Psychologists sets ethical and training standards for practice
     and service delivery. (National Association of School Psychologist)
     
Last Modified on October 16, 2017