What is a school psychologist?

School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that help support students' abilities to learn and teachers' abilities to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, while helping children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections among home, school, and the community.

School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consultation with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, school psychology a top ranked job!

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