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Pediatric School Psychology

Conceptualization, Applications, and Strategies for Leadership Development, 1st Edition

By Thomas J. Power, Kathy L. Bradley-Klug


272 pages

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In today’s schools, it is imperative that school-based mental health professionals be adequately trained in the knowledge and impact of pediatric health disorders on children’s academic, social, and emotional progress and performance. This book will provide practitioners and researchers with the most relevant and up-to-date information concerning conceptual models and applications of intervention and prevention strategies in pediatric school psychology. Rather than making specific disorders the book’s primary focus, the authors discuss practical topics such as improving adherence, promoting successful school reintegration, reducing stress and enhancing coping skills, improving pain management, and enhancing quality of life. Prevention strategies covered include developing multi-tiered programs, monitoring program effectiveness and quality of implementation, and programming for sustainability. A unique feature of this book is its emphasis on developing leaders in pediatric school psychology, with chapters devoted to important topics including program development and evaluation, grant writing, and manuscript reviewing and preparation. An accompanying CD contains PowerPoint presentations and guidelines for practice to assist with lectures and describes strategies for application in clinical and school settings.


"[This book] represents a truly novel, innovative, progressive approach to providing critical information for the field. Power and Bradley-Klug present a conceptually rich and substantively expansive resource, and do so in a way that will be highly useful for training, research and practice. This fresh and exciting resource is sure to make an impact on training and practice throughout the country!" - Susan Sheridan, PhD, George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"This is an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners interested in establishing interdisciplinary and inter-systemic partnerships to facilitate development of population-based services to promote pediatric health and prevent, intervene, and treat pediatric health problems." - Bonnie K. Nastasi, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Tulane University

Table of Contents

Background and Overview of Pediatric School Psychology. Conceptual Model for Understanding Health Problems and Developing Interventions. Interventions in Pediatric School Psychology: Applications of a Multi-Systemic Model. Conceptual Model for Health Promotion and Illness Prevention. Research to Practice: Prevention Programs in Community Settings. Program Development and Evaluation. Measurement Development and Evaluation. Grant Writing Strategies. Critiquing Journal Articles and Preparing Manuscripts for Publication. Directions for Program Development, Research, and Training.

About the Authors

Thomas J. Power, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Education at University of Pennsylvania and Chief Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Kathy L. Bradley-Klug, PhD, is Associate Professor of School Psychology and Associate Chair of the Department of Psychological and Social Foundations in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.

About the Series

School-Based Practice in Action

This series provides school-based practitioners with concise practical guidebooks that are designed to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based programs into school settings, putting the best practices in action. It is closed to new submissions.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health