Volume 17, Issue 3 (1988)
Guest Editors' Comments - School Psychology in Evolution
Steven L. Pfeiffer, Raymond S. Dean
The practice of school psychology, like other applied specialties, is undergoing a metamorphosis. Some of the pressures influencing this change are beyond the direct control of our profession and reflect political, economic, and legislative circumstances.Other factors, however, including the vision, creativity, and leadership of university trainers and professional organizations, are within our influence. A third element relates to the expanding need for psychological services in settings where traditional specialty lines are blurred. These factors combine to offer the unique opportunity to redefine “what we want our field to become” (Alpert, 1985, pp. 1112). The objective of this mini-series is to offer perspective on the specialty of school psychology which goes beyond the public schools.
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