Encyclopedia of School Psychology

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T. Stuart Watson, Christopher H. Skinner
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 3, 2004 - Psychology - 392 pages
School psychologists are on the front lines in dealing with the most significant challenges facing children and the educational community today. And in a world of ever-increasing risks and obstacles for students, school psychologists must be able to use their in-depth psychological and educational training to work effectively with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and other mental health professionals to help create safe learning environments.
By recognizing each individual student's unique circumstances and personality, school psychologists are able to offer specialized services to address such crucial children's issues as: family troubles (e.g., divorce, death); school assignments; depression; anger management; substance abuse; study skills; learning disabilities; sexuality; and self-discipline.
The Encyclopedia of School Psychology provides school psychologists and other educational and mental health professionals with a thorough understanding of the most current theories, research, and practices in this critical area. In addition, the Encyclopedia offers the most up-to-date information on important issues from assessment to intervention to prevention techniques.
 

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T. Steuart Watson is currently Professor and Department Chair of Educational Psychology at Miami University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1991. He spent 12 years at Mississippi State University where he directed the APA approved program in School Psychology. His primary research interests at this time are school-based consultation, olfaction and learning, treatment integrity, and applied behavior analysis in school and clinic settings. Dr. Watson recently completed a one-year Visiting Professorship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Creighton University Medical School. At Creighton, Dr. Watson established and directed an outpatient Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic.

Christopher H. Skinner is Coordinator of School Psychology Programs at The University of Tennessee. An APA Fellow and Lightner Witmer award winner, he is also co-editor of the Journal of Behavioral Education. His research efforts focus on developing behavioral theory and procedures and applying these procedures in educational settings in order to prevent and remedy students' social, emotional, and academic problems.

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