Volume 6, Issue 2 (1977)
Professional Standards for School Psychologists
In this special issue of The School Psychology Digest three sets of professional standards for school psychologists are presented. These Standards represent the work of the NA$P Accreditation, Certification & Training Committee for more than two years. They are presented together as an interrelated and comprehensive program of professional standards for the field of school psychology. NASP first developed Guidelines for Training Programs in 1972 in anticipation of an active role in training program approval. From 1973 to 1975, plans were developed for the involvement of NASP with established accrediting bodies. As subsequent revision of the Guidelines took place, it became evident that not one but a series of Standards were needed to establish an adequate base for professional advocacy in school psychology. Accordingly, responsibilities were assumed by various members of the Training & Accreditation (T & A) Committee for development of companion documents on field placements and professional practice. Foreseeing the increased scope and responsibilities of its work, the Training & Accreditation Committee initiated changes in title and constitutional charge. These changes occurred in 1975 and the Committee became known as the Accreditation, Certification & Training (ACT) Committee.
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