Volume 7, Issue 1 (1978)
Career Education for the Handicapped: The Vocational School Psychologist as Consultant
The role of school psychologists has changed over the past decade, for they are asked to perform many different functions.One new role is found in the consultation model (Caplan, 1970;Meyers, 1973). Within this framework, the psychologist provides both direct and indirect services to the child, the teacher, and the school system, a program which in turn saves the school time and money and affects more staff and children. In a secondary school setting, this model plays a more vital role than the traditional diagnostic model. This is especially true in a vocational and technical school (Hohenshil, 1974). Hohenshil (1975)describes a vocational school psychologist model akin to Meyer’s(1973) consultative model. The vocational school psychologist could provide an invaluable component in the priming of vocational education via development in testing, programs, and teacher training.
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