School Psychology Review
Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions by Paraprofessionals in the Schools
Joseph A. Durlak
Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Classroom and Academic Behaviors
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article was to provide an overview of school-based cognitive-behavioral programs administered by paraprofessionals. Examination of representative outcome studies indicates that paraprofessionals generally achieve positive results in these programs but published reports contain little systematic information on how to recruit, select, train, or supervise paraprofessionals effectively. Several suggestions regarding these latter program dimensions were offered based on the author’s own experience and information provided by others who have worked with paraprofessionals in a variety of programs.