The State of School Psychology

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Description

In this very timely interview, Dr. Sharp talks with the School Psyched! folks about the state of school psychology as school resumes in the fall of 2020. The short story: circumstances vary widely depending on where you’re at and your district’s policies. This discussion covers a number of compelling topics including:

  • How to conceptualize gaps in achievement as kids return to school
  • Special ed guidelines for intervention and assessment
  • Teacher mental health
  • Supporting marginalized kids
  • A trauma-informed lens for achievement as kids return

Target audience:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addiction counselors, nurses

This CE program is designated as beginner.

This interview was published in August 2020.

Syllabus

  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Text Interview with Rachael Donnelly, Eric Elias, and Rebecca Comizio
  • Audio Interview with Rachael Donnelly, Eric Elias, and Rebecca Comizio
  • References
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Author Bio

Rebecca Comizio, MA, MA Ed, NCSP, Is Connecticut’s 2019 school psychologist of the year. She is a practicing school psychologist at the New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, CT and is co-host of School Psyched Podcast. Rebecca also advocates for children’s mental and behavioral health supports in schools. As a leader and Committee Co-Chair for NASP, Rebecca supports the practice of school psychology at a national level. Rebecca has co-authored the book 70 Play Activities for Better, Thinking, Self-Regulation Learning and Behavior. She is working to utilize her education, training and life experience to positively, affect the lives of children and families by advocating for students.

Rachael Donelly, MA, AC, NCSP is a practicing school psychologist in Anne Arundel County, MD, having earned her undergraduate degree at Binghamton University and completed her graduate training through University at Buffalo. Rachael has worked in districts across four different states and loves to compare/contrast different practices/perspectives. She is founder and co-host of the successful School Psyched Podcast and manages its associated Resources Drive. Rachael is involved in supporting the field of school psychology through her work on the NASP Communications Committee as well as supervising university students. She is passionate about professional development, psychological measurement, reading instruction, and skill-based supports. Rachael works to insure that all students’ needs are addressed through accurate assessment and evidence-based interventions.

Eric Elias, MS Ed, ABSNP is a school psychologist in Meriden, CT. He is Connecticut’s 2018 School Psychologist of the Year. He is beginning his 30th year of practice. Eric is a co-host of the successful podcast School Psyched. He has contributed numerous articles for his state association newsletter and is published in the NASP Communique and as well as through the American Federation of Teachers. Eric supports the practice of school psychology on a national level through his involvement on the NASP Communications Committee and presentations at the National Association of School Psychologists annual conferences. He is an active board member for the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP) and is the Newsletter editor for CASP as well. Eric has taught psychology as an adjunct and is currently on the advisory board for the School Psychology program at Southern Connecticut State University. Eric is passionate about social and emotional learning, social justice as well as evidence-based assessment, practice and interventions.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice was founded in 2009 Dr. Sharp earned his undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting his Masters and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, Dr. Sharp specializes in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, Dr. Sharp provides private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

Dr. Jeremy Sharp

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Learning Objectives

Based on the content of this course, I can:

  • Conceptualize gaps in achievement as kids return to school
  • Discuss special ed guidelines for intervention and assessment
  • Provide examples of supporting marginalized kids
  • Use a trauma-informed lens for achievement as kids return to school

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