School Psychology for the 21st Century: Foundations and Practices / Edition 1

School Psychology for the 21st Century: Foundations and Practices / Edition 1

by Kenneth W. Merrell, Gretchen A. Gimpel, Ruth A. Ervin, Gretchen Gimpel Peacock
     
 


This engaging, authoritative introductory text comprehensively describes the role of the school psychologist in promoting positive educational and mental health outcomes for all students in today's schools. The book emphasizes a data-driven, problem-solving-based approach to prevention and intervention with diverse children, youth, and their families. The reader… See more details below

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This engaging, authoritative introductory text comprehensively describes the role of the school psychologist in promoting positive educational and mental health outcomes for all students in today's schools. The book emphasizes a data-driven, problem-solving-based approach to prevention and intervention with diverse children, youth, and their families. The reader is equipped with vital tools for becoming a competent, ethical practitioner; effectively addressing students' emotional, behavioral, and academic needs; facilitating systems-level change; and using research as the basis for informed decision making. Special features include helpful vignettes, discussion questions, activities, and resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852504
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/03/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to the Field of School Psychology
2. The Historical Context of School Psychology
3. The Changing Face of School Psychology: Responding Effectively to Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
4. Becoming a School Psychologist: Training and Credentialing Issues
5. Working as a School Psychologist: Employment Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges
6. Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology
7. Facilitating Change through Data-Driven Problem Solving: A Model for School Psychology Practice
8. The School Psychologist's Role in Assessment: Models, Methods, and Trends in Gathering, Organizing, and Analyzing Data
9. The School Psychologist's Role in Prevention and Intervention: Part 1: Academic Skills
10. The School Psychologist's Role in Prevention and Intervention: Part 2: Mental Health and Social-Emotional Behavior
11. The School Psychologist's Role in Facilitating Systems Change
12. The School Psychologist's Role in Research and Evaluation
13. Moving the Field Forward: Mapping the Future of School Psychology
Appendix A: The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix B: National Association of School Psychologists Professional Conduct Manual

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