Volume 29, Issue 4 (2000)
The Present and Future Status of School Psychology in the United States
Daniel J. Reschly
Abstract: Evidence concerning school psychology practitioners, graduate students, program graduates, degree levels, roles, and supply-demand relationships was reviewed. Historical trends and current directions were identified with tentative projections to the future school psychology in 2000 can be characterized as practiced primarily by specialist-level professionals, most of whom are female, and devoted largely to traditional roles with alternative roles emerging and gaining prominence. Strong demand exists for school psychologists in the public schools and legal requirements exert enormous influences on demand and priorities for services. Tentative projections of future trends are provided.
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