PO030: Toil and Trouble: Emotional Labor and the School Psychologist

Friday, February 21, 2014 1:30 PM–3:00 PM


What is the “work” of school psychology? Beyond the knowledge base and the required consultation skills, practitioners are often expected to manage their own emotions. We will explore the topic of emotional labor and present the results of a study investigating its impact among school psychologists. Participants will learn about personal habits and characteristics as well as organizational characteristics that may help to reduce the negative effects of emotional labor.


Adam D. Weaver, University of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha, NE