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2nd Edition

The School Psychology Internship
A Guide for Interns and Supervisors

ISBN 9781138232099
Published August 26, 2019 by Routledge
316 Pages

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Book Description

Dr. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this comprehensive guide to the school psychology internship. The second edition of this text includes updated research and tools, including a new job interview video, and new templates for developing a cover letter, CV, and remediation plan. Expanded content includes brand new chapters focused on applying for doctoral internships through the APPIC Match process, and successfully transitioning from the internship into the early career.

Students and internship supervisors alike will find this easy-to-use guide helpful in alleviating anxiety around common internship concerns. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be proactive planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Interns and supervisors will find this guide to be a critical support for planning and enacting a high-quality school psychology internship.

Table of Contents




Notes on Contributors

Section I: Pre-Internship Considerations

1: Introduction

2: Navigating the APPIC Match

Section II: Getting Oriented

3: The Internship Plan

4: Entering the Internship Site

Section III: Clarifying Roles, Developing Relationships

5: Intern Identity and Expectations

6: The Proactive Intern

7: The Supervision Process

8: Breadth, Depth, and Competence

9: Survival

Section IV: Moving Beyond the Internship

10: The Job Hunt: Applications, Interviews, and Employment

11: Concluding the Internship

12: The Early Career: Déjà Vu and All Things New


A: Sample APPIC Cover Letter

B: Sample School Psychology Internship Agreement

C: Sample Remediation Plan Template (Version 1)

D: Sample Remediation Plan Template (Version 2)

E: CV Template

F: Sample Cover Letter

G: Job Interview Vidoe Transcript



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Daniel S. Newman, PhD, NCSP, is an associate professor in the school psychology program at the University of Cincinnati. His teaching and research focus on school consultation, clinical supervision, and professional issues in school psychology.


"The second edition of The School Psychology Internship: A Guide for Interns and Supervisors is a must have for graduate students, university faculty and internship site supervisors in school psychology. This pragmatic and comprehensive book will serve as a road map for navigating all aspects of the internship experience. The book covers all relevant aspects of the school psychology internship experience, from the application process, to all phases of the internship year, culminating in the important developmental stage of transitioning from an intern to an early career professional. The second edition offers updated and pertinent content specific to the nuts and bolts tasks for creating an effective internship plan, contemporary research in school psychology supervision and understanding the APPIC application/match from a school psychology lens. This is a resource that is a "must have" for graduate students in school psychology and all those engaged in training school psychology interns in universities and applied practice settings."Pamela Fenning, PhD, ABPP, Professor, School Psychology Program, Loyola University Chicago, USA

"The internship is likely the most critical phase in the pre-service, professional preparation of school psychologists. Danny Newman’s book treats the internship as a dynamic, formative experience rather than as a single event, and provides excellent guidance for the entire process. I highly recommend his book for school psychology graduate students preparing for their own internships, faculty involved in designing program internship options, and professionals in the field involved in internship planning and/or supervision."Joe Prus, Ph.D., NCSP, Professor and Co-Director, Winthrop University School Psychology Program, USA

"Dr. Newman provides a thoughtful framework to proactively maximize the internship experience from beginning to end. The guiding questions throughout help focus the reader on the shared responsibility the intern, field supervisor and university supervisor have in this critically important training experience."Karen Monahan, Ph.D., NCSP, Coordinator of Psychological & Related Services, Fort Mill School District, South Carolina, USA

"The school psychology internship experience produces a mixture of excitement and stress, which culminates with entry into early career school psychology practice. Dr. Newman’s book helps interns and supervisors navigate the journey of applying to internship sites, learning during the internship year, and preparing for the job hunt. This is a great resource for developing school psychologists and enhancing internship programs."Benjamin S. Fernandez, MS Ed., Coordinator, Prevention Services, Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia, USA