Volume 29, Issue 2 (2000)
The Adolescent Years of School Psychology and the Future: A Personal Perspective
Joseph L. French
Abstract: Anecdotes about a few early legends in school psychology are presented in the first part of this article. They are followed with information about doctoral recipients in school psychology from 1978 through 1980 with suggestions about legends in the next century. It is difficult to stereotype mid career school psychologists. They are employed in a variety of settings and, among those who hold membership in the American Psychological Association (APA), have many psychological specialties and belong to 80% of the available divisions. The third section includes expectations for an increased role for National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) with non-doctoral mental health providers, a lesser role for dissertations by practitioners, increased use of less edited electronic articles,more paraprofessionals for school psychologists, more health centers and more licensed psychologists in schools, and more accredited internships in schools.
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