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Proctor, Sherrie L.; Nasir, Afshan; Wilson, Tossea; Li, Kathrynne; Castrillon, Paola – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This qualitative study investigated eight African-American specialist-level students' experiences with and perceptions of their retention and persistence toward degree completion in school psychology programs. Findings indicate that participants deemed the general supports faculty offered to all students and positive, supportive relationships with…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Academic Persistence, African American Students, School Psychology
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Green, Ambra L.; Maynard, Deanna K.; Stegenga, Sondra M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
The use of exclusionary discipline practices in schools has been well documented since the 1970s with the passing of the Safe Schools Act and implementation of zero-tolerance policies. Despite research indicating the ineffectiveness of exclusionary practices, students continue to receive suspensions and expulsions at alarming rates. Additional…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Expulsion, Misconceptions
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Sulkowski, Michael L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Affecting more than 1 million youth, student homelessness is growing at an unprecedented rate in the United States. This is alarming because homeless students face significant barriers to their academic success and positive life outcomes. Unfortunately, despite the significant risks and challenges they face, homeless students often are overlooked…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Academic Achievement, Barriers, School Psychology
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Suldo, Shannon M.; Friedrich, Allison; Michalowski, Jessica – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
The common path through which youth with mental health problems actually receive treatment is the education system. The current study used qualitative methodology to explore why school psychologists are not providing the level of mental health services that children need, leaders in the field call for, and practitioners desire. Thirty-nine school…
Descriptors: Health Services, Campuses, Crisis Intervention, School Psychologists
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Harvey, Virginia Smith; Pearrow, Melissa – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Previous studies suggest that the majority of school psychologists do not believe they receive sufficient supervision, despite a growing body of research providing empirical support for supervision to maintain and improve skills. This study explores the dynamics underlying the challenges of providing adequate supervision to school psychologists.…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Supervision, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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Schmitt, Ara J.; Wodrich, David L.; Lazar, Susan – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic illness that can impact learning and often requires medical management in the school setting. School psychologists must therefore be knowledgeable of special service eligibility criteria associated with T1DM, the health-related services often required of such students, and what health-related services…
Descriptors: Health Services, Eligibility, School Psychologists, Diabetes
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Reinke, Wendy M.; Herman, Keith C.; Stormont, Melissa; Brooks, Constance; Darney, Dana – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Empirically supported school-based programs have been shown to reduce the present and future risk for various emotional disturbances. Unfortunately, few of these programs have been successfully transported or maintained outside the context of controlled research studies. Central to attaining this goal is the pressing need to train the next…
Descriptors: Prevention, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, School Psychology
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Brassard, Marla R.; Rivelis, Erin; Diaz, Vielka – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Abused children experience high rates of behavior, emotional, and learning problems but infrequently receive treatment. Most services provided to abused children and their families are not based on any clear evidence that they work. A number of evidence-based treatments (EBTs), demonstrated to be safe and effective in treating a range of…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Family Violence, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse
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Perusse, Rachelle; Goodnough, Gary E.; Lee, Vivian V. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Group counseling is an effective intervention when working in a school setting. In this article, the authors discuss the different kinds of groups offered in schools, types of group interventions, strategies to use in forming groups, and how to collaborate with others in the school. Because leading groups in schools is a specialized skill, the…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Intervention, School Counselors, Counselor Role
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Nicholson, Heather; Foote, Catherine; Grigerick, Sarah – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Providing individual and group counseling has become an identified role for school psychologists working in the school setting. There is an extensive research base that highlights positive outcomes and supports the use of a variety of counseling methods when working with children and adolescents. However, there may exist a host of other outcomes,…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Adolescents, Group Counseling, Psychotherapy
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Burrow-Sanchez, Jason J.; Jenson, William R.; Clark, Elaine – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Experimentation with substances is typical for many young people, but unfortunately some will go on to develop substance abuse problems that substantially affect their lives. Successfully intervening with students who use or abuse substances is a challenge for school mental health professionals across the nation. There is a need for evidence-based…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Mental Health Workers, School Counseling, Intervention
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Sandoval, Jonathan; Scott, Amy Nicole; Padilla, Irene – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Psychologists working in schools are often the first contacts for children experiencing a potentially traumatizing event or change in status. This article reviews basic concepts in crisis counseling and describes the components of psychological first aid. This form of counseling must be developmentally and culturally appropriate as well as…
Descriptors: First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
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Whiston, Susan C.; Quinby, Robert F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
This article is somewhat unique in this special issue as it focuses on the effectiveness of an array of school counseling interventions and not solely on individual and group counseling. In summarizing the school counseling outcome literature, the authors found that students who participated in school counseling interventions tended to score on…
Descriptors: Effect Size, School Counseling, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling
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Crespi, Tony D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
School psychologists are interested in providing effective and efficient direct services to children. With a wide spectrum of psychological problems impacting children, group counseling represents one viable and valuable intervention. Given the complexity of group counseling, many schools and school psychologists are interested in legal and…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Legal Problems, School Psychologists, Mental Health
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Landreth, Garry L.; Ray, Dee C.; Bratton, Sue C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Because the child's world is a world of action and activity, play therapy provides the psychologist in elementary-school settings with an opportunity to enter the child's world. In the play therapy relationship, toys are like the child's words and play is the child's language. Therefore, children play out their problems, experiences, concerns, and…
Descriptors: Play, School Psychologists, Effect Size, Therapy
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