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Masters in School Psychology and Counseling Services

                                                                               

The School Psychology & Counseling Services program leads to a terminal Masters degree in School Psychology. The program is designed to produce entry level clinicians, as it is fully aligned with professional training and licensure standards. The conceptual foundations of the curriculum are rooted primarily in contemporary theories, evidence-based practices, and research in psychology and education, especially cultural competency. The courses emphasize (a) the interplay between theory, research, and practice (using science to inform practice and practice to inform science), (b) proactive and preventive approaches to meet the complex needs of an increasingly diverse school population, (c) shared responsibility of schools, homes, and communities; (d) attending to the entire student population, with a special attention to the needs of minorities and other traditionally underserved student groups, and (e) the integration of traditional and non-traditional service delivery models that focus on accountability and on solutions, rather than deficits and problems.

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