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School Psychology

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The field of school psychology has a primary focus on providing psychological services to children, youth, and families, typically in school settings or in the context of learning. Although school psychology shares interests and training similarities to both clinical and counseling psychology, it is a broader field, encompassing both the psychology and education fields and related theoretical and knowledge bases. School psychologists can work at either the individual or systems levels; and with their background and training, they are able to provide such services as assessment, intervention, prevention, diagnosis, and program development and evaluation.

School psychologists use their knowledge and expertise in learning, behavior, and mental health to promote a child’s success in all areas and across all settings. This entry discusses the history of school ...

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