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Careers in School Psychology

A School Psychologist is trained to provide…

Assessment
Level of cognitive and academic skills
Personality and emotional development
Eligibility for special education support and/or related services

Intervention
Psychological counseling for students and families
Social skills training, behavior management, problem solving
strategies
Development and implementation of crisis response procedures

Consultation
Alternatives for teachers, parents, and administrators about
problems in learning and behavior
Understanding of child development and how it affects learning
and behavior
Stronger relationships between educators, parents, and community

Research
Evaluations on the effectiveness of academic programs
and behavior management systems
New knowledge about learning and behavior
Contributions to planning and evaluating school-wide reform

Prevention
Classroom procedures that foster tolerance, understanding, and
appreciation of diversity
Instructional techniques for “at-risk” children
Teaching and management strategies that prevent behavioral and
learning difficulties

Where do our School Psychologists work?

Public Schools
Private Schools
Psychoeducational Centers
Regional Educational Service Agencies
Mental Health Programs
Mental Retardation Programs
Georgia Regional Hospitals
Department of Defense Schools
Hospital Clinics
Higher Education Clinics
Private Clinics

Last updated: 12/11/2018

School Psychology Program • P.O. Box 8131 Statesboro, GA 30460 • schoolpsych@georgiasouthern.edu