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1 School Psychology Cathy Offen, MS School Psychologist

2 Psychology in an Elementary School Setting

3 Counseling Individual Counseling Individual Counseling Group counseling Group counseling Crisis counseling Crisis counseling

4 Assessment Cognitive Testing Cognitive Testing The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV) The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV) The Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales for Children (SB-5) The Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales for Children (SB-5) Achievement Testing Achievement Testing Math, Reading, Writing Math, Reading, Writing Behavioral/Emotional Behavioral/Emotional Rating forms for parents/teachers Rating forms for parents/teachers Projective Measures Projective Measures

5 Assessment-continued Adaptive Measures (Vineland) Adaptive Measures (Vineland) Evaluations for ADD/ADHD Evaluations for ADD/ADHD

6 Committee of Special Education Services CSE chairperson CSE chairperson Psychologist Psychologist Classroom teacher Classroom teacher Special Education teacher Special Education teacher Parents Parents Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapist Physical Therapist Physical Therapist Speech Therapist Speech Therapist Social Worker Social Worker Parent Representative Parent Representative

7 Team Collaboration Building support Team (Early Intervention) Building support Team (Early Intervention) Section 504 Section 504 Support Team (counselors) Support Team (counselors) Special Education Task Force Special Education Task Force Special Education Department Special Education Department

8 Consultation Helping teachers to develop behavior intervention plans Helping teachers to develop behavior intervention plans Talking to parents/teachers about concerns with particular students Talking to parents/teachers about concerns with particular students

9 Other things School Psychologists can do Involvement with Child Protective Services Involvement with Child Protective Services Teach lessons to whole classes Teach lessons to whole classes Provide in-service presentations for school faculty Provide in-service presentations for school faculty Provide support groups for faculty/parents Provide support groups for faculty/parents Opportunities for continuing education/training Opportunities for continuing education/training

10 Graduate Programs in School Psychology Masters Degrees: MA or MS in School Psychology, (M Ed) Masters Degrees: MA or MS in School Psychology, (M Ed) Doctorates: PhD or PsyD Doctorates: PhD or PsyD Masters programs: Masters programs: 2 full years of course work 2 full years of course work 1 full year internship in a school setting 1 full year internship in a school setting

11 Requirements for Entry into School Psychology Programs 18 semester hours of psychology courses 18 semester hours of psychology courses Course in abnormal psychology Course in abnormal psychology Course in child/adolescent psychology Course in child/adolescent psychology Course in Statistics Course in Statistics

12 School Psychology Masters Programs Courses in Assessment, Counseling, Neuropsychology, Trauma related issues, Teaching and Learning, Research Methods, Statistics, Consultation Courses in Assessment, Counseling, Neuropsychology, Trauma related issues, Teaching and Learning, Research Methods, Statistics, Consultation Practicum placements in schools Practicum placements in schools Internships: Can test/counsel with supervision. Often paid Internships: Can test/counsel with supervision. Often paid

13 Settings School Psychologists Typically Are In Public Schools Public Schools Private Schools Private Schools Preschools Preschools BOCES BOCES Residential Centers Residential Centers Colleges Colleges Mental Health Agencies Mental Health Agencies Private Practice Private Practice

14 NY Colleges that Offer Programs in School Psychology Alfred University- MA, PsyD Alfred University- MA, PsyD Niagra University- MS Niagra University- MS Roberts Wesleyan College- MS Roberts Wesleyan College- MS Rochester Institute of Technology- MS Rochester Institute of Technology- MS SUNY Buffalo- MA, PhD SUNY Buffalo- MA, PhD SUNY Oswego- MS SUNY Oswego- MS SUNY Plattsburg- MA SUNY Plattsburg- MA Syracuse University- PhD Syracuse University- PhD

15 Job Outlook NASP reports an overall national shortage of school psychologists NASP reports an overall national shortage of school psychologists School Psychologists can serve anywhere from kids, with the recommended number being about School Psychologists can serve anywhere from kids, with the recommended number being about NY State vs. other states NY State vs. other states Salaries Salaries

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