Professional School Psychology

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to current theory, research, practices and issues in school psychology and to the code of ethics that guides the field. Particular emphases are conceptual, professional, legislative, legal and ethical issues, and emerging problems in school psychology. Students will apply these issues to their own training and professional development. The student will be introduced to the conceptualization of the school psychologist as a problem-solver who links assessment to intervention and provides both direct and indirect psychological services.