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School Psychologists

School psychology is generally acknowledged as a general practice and health service provider specialty of professional psychology that is concerned with the science and practice of psychology with children, youth, and families; learners of all ages; and the schooling process. The basic education and training of school psychologists prepares them to provide a multitude of psychological services: psychological diagnosis, assessment, intervention, prevention, health promotion, and program development and evaluation services with a special focus on the developmental processes of children and youth within the context of schools, families, and other systems. School psychologists are prepared to intervene at the individual and system level, and to develop, implement, and evaluate preventive programs. In these efforts, school psychologists conduct ecologically valid assessments and intervene to promote positive ...

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