1st Edition

Psychology in the Schools Addressing the Learning, Behavior, and Mental Health Needs of Students

    322 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    322 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This engaging and practical book addresses the multitude of ways in which school-employed psychological service providers such as school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers, can support the learning, behavioral, and mental health needs of students in school settings.

    Psychology in the Schools offers vignette examples to apply content to real-world context and provides a variety of resources including worksheets and templates for practitioners to use in practice. Chapter content covers foundations in psychological services in schools (e.g., the hidden curriculum of school systems, professional standards of practice, consultation and collaboration, and assessment), an overview of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic supports across tiers of service delivery, and skills for practitioners to thrive (e.g., burnout prevention).

    This text is ideal for an upper-level undergraduate course or an introductory graduate-level course. Early career practitioners and supervisors alike can also benefit from the tools and resources that this book provides.

    Section I: Foundations of Psychological Services in Schools  1. An Introduction to Psychological Supports in Schools  2. Exploring the Hidden Curriculum of School Systems  3. Professional Standards of Practice  4. Consultation and Collaborative Problem-Solving in Schools  5. Understanding Assessment Practices in Schools  6. Introduction to Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Supports in Schools  Section II: Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports in Schools  7. Tier 1 Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports  8. Tier 2 Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports  9. Tier 3 Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports  Section III: Academic Supports in Schools  10. Tier 1 Academic Supports  11. Tier 2 Academic Supports  12. Tier 3 Academic Supports  Section IV: Preparing for Success in Schools  13. Skills for Practitioners to Thrive


    Elena Diamond, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology program at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

    Shelley R. Hart, PhD, NCSP, is a Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Chico and Research Associate in the Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

    Amy Jane Griffiths, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Counseling and School Psychology program at Chapman University in Orange, California.

    Stephen E. Brock, PhD, NCSP, is a Professor and School Psychology Program Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento. He worked for 18 years as a school psychologist before joining the CSUS faculty.