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The Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the global provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. Authors from 43 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and key references.

Introduction to the Handbook of International School Psychology
Introduction to the handbook of international school psychology

The primary purpose of The Handbook of International School Psychology is to provide a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents. The descriptions found in the handbook's 49 chapters characterize this specialty as one whose practitioners collectively provide individual assessment of children who may display cognitive, emotional, social, or behavioral difficulties; develop and implement primary and secondary intervention programs; consult with teachers, parents, and other relevant professionals; engage in program development and evaluation; conduct research; and help prepare and supervise others. We have used the term school psychology to refer to this specialty.

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