School psychology is a growing and vibrant field that attracts talented people from all walks of life. The students and families we serve are also increasingly diverse and global. Now, more than ever, it's critical that graduate students entering the profession are trained to properly support this ever-evolving population of students and families.
This book is ideal for graduate programs seeking to understand the evolution of the profession and explore the current and future demands placed on school psychologists.
Graduate educators can use this book in their coursework to:
- Cover a broad history of the profession and special education law
- Explain principals for practice regarding ethics and law, advocacy, and cultural responsiveness
- Examine school psychology practice within a social justice lens
- Establish primary roles and responsibilities of school psychologists
- Introduce credentialing requirements and employment upon graduation
Each chapter starts with a set of objectives to help with reading selection and curriculum development and ends with a set of questions to spur engaging dialogue in graduate preparation courses.
"Over the years the field of school psychology has had several "roles and functions" textbooks. However, this is the first to focus on diverse, global, and pluralistic influences in the field."-Susan M. Swearer, PhD, LP, Willa Cather Professor of School Psychology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
"An essential book that expertly connects the roles and functions of school psychologists to social justice issues relevant to the increasingly diverse populations school psychologists serve."- Sherrie L. Proctor, PhD, Associate Professor of School Psychology, Cochair of the NASP Social Justice Committee