School Psychology

A school psychologist works directly with schools to assess and counsel students, to consult with parents and school staff, and to conduct behavioral intervention when appropriate. Conducts diagnostic studies to identify kids' needs, limitations, and potentials, and works with a wide range of children to plan and carry out individualized programs, designed to help students reach their full potential. Counsels students individually and in groups to help them achieve personal, social, and emotional adjustment. Advises school personnel on methods to enhance atmosphere to provide a motivating environment, and plans remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet student needs. Serves as consultant to school board, administrative committees, and parent-teacher groups on matters involving an educational system's or school's psychological services. Usually requires a doctorate degree.