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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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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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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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Hughes, Tammy L.; Theodore, Lea A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Psychotherapy is a service-delivery that is provided for both general and special education students. This manuscript examines a conceptual framework for determining when to employ psychotherapy within the school-based setting. Decisions are informed by the relationship between problem behavior, therapeutic techniques, short-term outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Psychologists, School Psychologists, Disabilities, Psychotherapy
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Diamanduros, Terry; Downs, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Stephen J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Many school-aged children have experienced the cruelty of bullying. The impact and effects of bullying have been described extensively in scholarly literature. Unfortunately, the impact of bullying has also made contemporary headlines with the recent rash of school shootings and other forms of school-based violence. The current body of students…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Bullying
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Axtell, Philip K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee; Poncy, Brian – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
To investigate the influence of an innovative math fluency intervention, 36 middle-school students were randomly assigned to either an experimental (the Detect, Practice, Repair [DPR]) or control condition (reading intervention). After covarying pretest scores, the DPR treatment produced a significantly higher (p = 0.016) adjusted mean (M) math…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Psychologists, School Psychologists
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Quinn, Kevin P.; Lee, Virginia – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
Students with significant emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) present school personnel with complex challenges. For those students who present especially pervasive and chronic challenges, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has recommended comprehensive assessments and interventions that empower families and involve close…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, School Psychologists, Emotional Disturbances, Intervention
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Carlson, John S.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Hunter-Oehmke, Shana – Psychology in the Schools, 2006
A national sample of 320 school-based, practicing members of the National Association of School Psychologists provided information on (a) their caseloads receiving medications, (b) types of school psychopharmacology training opportunities available and perceptions of their current training in child psychopharmacology, and (c) information about…
Descriptors: Pharmacology, School Psychologists, Independent Reading, Educational Opportunities