If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. 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 active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.
The only book to focus specifically on the supervisory role for the school psychology practicum Field and university-based practicum supervisors required to mentor school psychology students are often poorly equipped to fulfill this role with expertise and confidence. This is the first-ever guide for such supervisors who are overseeing school psychology students throughout the course of their practicum. Brimming with practical information, the book explains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiences. It offers resources to support student growth over the course of the practicum experience, including step-by-step information about supervision models, evaluation systems, on-site support, and ways to address common graduate student difficulties. The book is organized around the chronological experience of the trainee, beginning with orientation through transition to internship. Each chapter focuses on three key supervisory roles: student skill development, supervision, and advancement and evaluation. The guide also addresses how university supervisors can communicate and collaborate with each other for additional support. Content aligns with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) training standards. The guide includes resources for developing and maintaining placements within the school including recruitment, maintenance activities, retention, and support. Useful tools to document and support candidates, including forms, checklists, and other resources for supervisors and trainers, are included in an easy-to-reproduce format. Key Features: Provides plentiful resources for providing trainees with a quality practicum experience Targets the distinct supervision requirements of this practicum with developmentally appropriate activities Explains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiences Describes supervision models, evaluations systems, on-site support, and how to address common student problems Includes useful guidelines, tools, forms, and checklists
The Developmental, Ecological, Problem-solving Model
Author: Dennis J. Simon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Supervision is a core professional competency requiring specific training for the benefit of supervisees, clients, and the profession. Supervision in School Psychology: The Developmental, Ecological, Problem-solving Model examines specific factors that contribute to successful supervision in school psychology, including the integration of a developmental process of training, the ecological contexts that impact practice, and evidence-based problem-solving strategies. Written for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the field of school psychology, this book provides thorough, specific, and immediately applicable methods and principles for supervisory practice. Featuring a diverse set of pedagogical tools, Supervision in School Psychology is an important resource for navigating the distinct challenges specific to the demanding and diverse core competencies associated with supervision in school-based settings.
What happens after you've been accepted into a psychology graduate program? How can you best prepare for the challenges ahead and make the most of your graduate school career?In ""Surviving Graduate School in Psychology: A Pocket Mentor"", author Tara L. Kuther offers her considerable knowledge and skills to help you master the complexities of graduate school and realize your goals.Kuther, a leading authority in professional and academic development, provides pragmatic, step-by-step advice for new graduate students on such essential topics as: managing your money; adapting to unspoken rules; navigating departmental politics; understanding how and where learning takes place; maintaining personal and professional relationships; thriving in practicum and internships; and, developing an identity as a psychologist.This ""pocket mentor"" will oversee your journey and provide authoritative encouragement as you change from a new student to a confident professional ready to contribute to the world through basic or applied research, academic appointments, or clinical work.This invaluable resource is enriched with handy tips, checklists, practice interview questions, teaching guidelines, dissertation strategies, sample CVs, and other practical visual aids.
A Guide to Becoming ABPP/ABCN Certified Without Sacrificing Your Sanity
Author: Kira E. Armstrong, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pursuit of board certification through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) has become a standard expectation for clinical neuropsychologists. At the time this book was published, the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) was the fastest growing specialty board of ABPP with over 1,000 active members. However, the board certification process is challenging and can be intimidating. The objectives of this book are to demystify the process and provide practical advice for achieving board certification through ABPP/ABCN. To start, benefits of board certification are summarized and common myths debunked. Next, individual chapters for each step in the process, as well as a chapter devoted to pursuit of the pediatric subspecialty, provide details about essential elements of the task, the process, the timeline, strategies for success, common pitfalls, and what happens behind the scenes at ABPP/ABCN. Each of these chapters also has tips for trainees and supervisors who want to get a jump on preparing for board certification. Finally, encouragement and guidance for individuals who encounter setbacks at any step along the way are offered.