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.
Chapter 40: Psychological Services in the Schools in Turkey
Psychological Services in the Schools in Turkey
Psychological services in Turkish schools date back to the 1950s and were largely influenced by the advances and developments in the field of psychological counseling in the United States. Professionals providing psychological services in the schools are typically referred to as psychological counselors. There are no undergraduate or graduate programs in school psychology offered in the universities. For this reason, the term psychological services is used in this chapter.
Context of Psychological Services in the Schools
The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatür k during the 1920s, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. ...