Volume 8, Issue 2 (1979)
Adulthood: New Frontier for Vocational School Psychology
Thomas H. Hohenshil
The rationale for the rapidly developing concept and practice of vocational school psychology has been firmly established in a number of professional publications,convention programs, and national commissions (See Winter, 1978 issue of The School Psychology Digest). The National Commission for the Study of School Psychology in Vocational and Career Education Programs, in a report endorsed by the NASP Executive Board in July of 1978, recommended that a specialty in vocational school psychology be developed to serve secondary students and adults. The Commission further recommended that NASP propose guidelines for the preparation and credentialing of vocational school psychologists, and sponsor national and regional seminars to assist school psychologist trainers and internship supervisors to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to train others in vocational school psychology. In addition, the Commission recommended that school psychologists should initiate research on their roles in vocational school psychology in order to provide documentation for program outcomes(Report of the National Commission for the Study of School Psychology in Vocational and Career Education Programs, 1978).
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