School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community for all students.
School psychologists are specifically trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program that includes a year-long supervised internship. This training emphasizes preparation in educational interventions, child development, learning, behavior, assessment, consultation, and collaboration. School psychologists are certified by the state in which they work.
· Provide workshops and presentations to teachers and parents to help them better understand and support students’ learning, development, and mental health
Additional information about the profession of school psychology can be found via the National Association of School Psychology (http://www.nasponline.org/).