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Best Practices V

Best Practices in School Psychology V
Edited by Alex Thomas and Jeff Grimes

For nearly a quarter of a century, NASP’s Best Practices in School Psychology volumes have served as the core resource on contemporary, evidence-based, and relevant information necessary for competent delivery of school psychological services. This latest six-volume edition, Best Practices in School Psychology V, expands from earlier editions to include a broader range of topics, with considerable attention to a multitier system as a construct for the delivery of differentiated services.

Intended to help school psychologists put the future of school psychology into practice today, BPV is organized according the framework established in School Psychology: A Blueprint for Training and Practice III. There is a section for each of the nine competencies and for the application of the scientific method.

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Volume 1

School psychologists should be aware of the global structures and foundational considerations that form the base for professional competencies within a multitiered service delivery model.

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Volume 2

School psychologists should be good problem solvers who collect information that aids in understanding problems, making decisions about appropriate interventions, assessing educational outcomes, and making accountability decisions.

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Volume 3

School psychologists should provide leadership in developing schools as safe, caring, and inviting places in which there is a sense of community, in which contributions of all persons are valued, in which there are high expectations of excellence for all students, and where home-school-agency partnerships are valued.

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Volume 4

School psychologists help schools develop challenging but achievable cognitive and academic goals for all students, taking into account the need to adjust expectations for individual students, or to implement alternative ways to monitor or assess individual student progress toward goal or standards accomplishment.

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School psychologists should be the leading mental health experts in schools who are knowledgeable about development in social, affective, and adaptive domains and are able to identify and apply sound principles of behavior change within these domains in order to help design and implement prevention and intervention programs to promote wellness and resiliency.

Volume 5

School psychologists should demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people and agencies, and characteristics such as the ability to listen, adapt, tolerate ambiguity, and be patient in difficult situations.

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School psychologists must be able to recognize when issues of diversity affect the manner and nature of interactions with other people and organizations and must have the ability to modify or adapt their practices in to response those being served.

School psychologists should be able to apply technology to improve outcomes and to support all other domains.

Volume 6

School psychologists should be prepared to practice in ways that meet all appropriate ethical, professional, and legal standards in order to enhance the quality of services and protect the rights of all parties, and should maintain certification or licensure while attending continuing education functions as necessary and required.

  • Section X: Application of the Scientific Method

School psychologists should be prepared to practice in ways that meet all appropriate ethical, professional, and legal standards in order to enhance the quality of services and protect the rights of all parties, and should maintain certification or licensure while attending continuing education functions as necessary and required.

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