A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology
Timothy M. Lionetti, Edward P. Snyder, Ray W. Christner
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 28, 2010 - Psychology - 278 pages
Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice.
Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs.
The skill sets covered include:
A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.
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Chapter 2 Applying Law and Ethics in Professional Practice
Chapter 3 Building Competency in CrossCultural School Psychology
Chapter 4 Managing Your Professional Practice as a School Psychologist
Chapter 5 Consulting with Families Schools and Communities
Chapter 6 Assessing Students Skills Using a Nontraditional Approach
Chapter 7 Assessing Student Skills Using ProcessOriented Approaches
Chapter 8 Evaluating Students with Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
Chapter 10 Advocating for Effective Instruction School Psychologists as an Instructional Leader
Chapter 11 Facilitating Mental Health Services in Schools Universal Selected and Targeted Interventions
Chapter 12 Preventing and Intervening in Crisis Situations
Chapter 13 Developing Competent Written and Oral Communication
Chapter 14 Using Advancing Technologies in the Practice of School Psychology
Chapter 15 Making a Career of School Psychology
Chapter 16 Monitoring Professional Competence in School Psychology
Chapter 9 Beyond Unproven Trends Critically EvaluatingSchoolWide Programs