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Supervision in School Psychology

Effective supervision in school psychology results in continued improvement in psychological services for children, youths, parents, teachers, and school systems. It includes both administrative and professional/ clinical supervision.

Administrative supervision focuses on personnel issues; logistics of service delivery; and legal, contractual, and organizational practices. It addresses the performance of job duties in accordance with conditions of employment and assigned responsibilities and is primarily concerned with employer satisfaction rather than discipline-specific professional skills. Administrative supervision may be carried out by individuals trained in administration. Training as a school psychologist is beneficial but not essential.

Professional/clinical supervision focuses on promoting professional growth and exemplary practice. It requires specific training in school psychology and can only be provided by a skilled, licensed/certified school psychologist with at least three years experience ...

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