Volume 17, Issue 3 (1988)
The School Psychologist Working in Residential and Day Treatment Centers
John B. Mordock
ABSTRACT: The article begins with a brief history of the contributions made by school psychologists employed in residential and day treatment centers to the understanding and treatment of disturbed children. This introduction is followed by a detailed examination of the services school psychologists have provided and can provide to children enrolled in such centers. These services are categorized into five practice areas: assessment, direct intervention, consultation, education, and evaluation. In addition, managerial and administrative functions are discussed. The article concludes with brief mention of problems faced by school psychologists employed in day and residential centers. These include of milieu methods, problems in role, and interdisciplinary friction.
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