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School psychologists work with other professionals and parents in the school environment to support the healthy development of young children and the adolescents. Employing a variety of assessment procedures, they gather data for the decision-making related to educational programming for students. They design developmental, preventative, and remedial interventions for children and adolescents. They increasingly consult and collaborate with teachers, parents, and multi-disciplinary teams to solve problems and design programs that enhance students' growth.
Using a scientist-practitioner training model, the school psychology program prepares students for an educational specialist degree and Washington State and national certification as a school psychologist. Ethical and moral decision-making in professional practice is emphasized. You learn through practice the collaborative skills needed to be an effective leader.
There are many benefits to enrolling in the School Psychology program:
What is a School Psychologist?
School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful learning. Today's children face more challenges than ever before. School psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow's problems through thoughtful and positive actions today. The graduate-level training of school psychologists emphasizes preparation in mental health, child development, school organization, learning, behavior and motivation.
School psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child and each situation. School psychologists use many different approaches, but most provide these core services: Consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention.
For more information, please take a look at our School Psychology brochure.
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