"This is an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners interested in establishing interdisciplinary and inter-systemic partnerships to facilitate development of population-based services to promote pediatric health and prevent, intervene, and treat pediatric health problems." - Bonnie K. Nastasi, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Tulane University
Pediatric School Psychology: Conceptualization, Applications, and Strategies for Leadership Developmentby Thomas J. Power, Kathy L. Bradley-Klug
In today’s schools, it is imperative that school-based mental health professionals be adequately trained in the knowledge and impact of pediatric health disorders on children’s academic, social, and emotional progress and performance. This book will provide practitioners and researchers with the most relevant and up-to-date information concerning
In today’s schools, it is imperative that school-based mental health professionals be adequately trained in the knowledge and impact of pediatric health disorders on children’s academic, social, and emotional progress and performance. This book will provide practitioners and researchers with the most relevant and up-to-date information concerning conceptual models and applications of intervention and prevention strategies in pediatric school psychology. Rather than making specific disorders the book’s primary focus, the authors discuss practical topics such as improving adherence, promoting successful school reintegration, reducing stress and enhancing coping skills, improving pain management, and enhancing quality of life. Prevention strategies covered include developing multi-tiered programs, monitoring program effectiveness and quality of implementation, and programming for sustainability. A unique feature of this book is its emphasis on developing leaders in pediatric school psychology, with chapters devoted to important topics including program development and evaluation, grant writing, and manuscript reviewing and preparation. An accompanying CD contains PowerPoint presentations and guidelines for practice to assist with lectures and describes strategies for application in clinical and school settings.
Meet the Author
Thomas J. Power, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Education at University of Pennsylvania and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Kathy L. Bradley-Klug, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Psychology and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychological and Social Foundations in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.
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