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Professional Development and Supervision of School Psychologists

Professional Development and Supervision of School Psychologists
From Intern to Expert

Second Edition
Edited by:

Foreword by Kenneth W. Merrell

April 2008 | 544 pages | Corwin
This book is the second edition of Effective Supervision in School Psychology, published by NASP in 2000. It is the only book currently available on the supervision of school psychology services and programs. This book is grounded in current research and theory and has been revised to correspond to the new NASP Standards for Professional Practice. The book provides guidelines and vignettes from the perspective of the supervisor and the supervisee. It is accompanied by a CD with forms ready for use and adaptation by practitioners.
Foreword by Kenneth W. Merrell
About the Authors
Part I. Foundations of Supervision
1. Overview
2. Interpersonal Relationships
3. Multicultural Competencies
4. Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability
5. Systems-Based Service Delivery
6. Ethical and Legal Issues
Part II. Clinical Supervision
7. Planning Clinical Supervision
8. Computer-Assisted Supervision
9. Providing Clinical Supervision
10. Supervising Consultation
11. Supervising Services That Enhance Cognitive and Academic Skills
12. Supervising Services That Enhance Wellness, Social Skills, Mental Health, and Life Competencies
Part III. Administrative Supervision
13. Leading and Managing
14. Recruiting and Orienting
15. Performance Evaluations and Professional Development
Author Index
Subject Index

"A highly significant contribution to the school psychology literature. It provides a wealth of information on best practices in the supervision of school psychologists. Essential reading for school psychologists who are new to the role of supervisor and an important source of guidance for experienced supervisors.”

Susan Jacob, Professor of School Psychology
Central Michigan University

"The most comprehensive look at issues facing supervisors of school psychologists today, and a tremendous asset in bringing the field to the next level of competency."

Sharon Gorenstein, School Psychologist
Baltimore City Public School System, MD

"A must-have resource for future field and university supervisors of school psychological services, and an excellent resource book for current supervisors."

Mark E. Swerdlik, Professor of Psychology
Illinois State University

"A classic, addressing administrative and clinical supervision skills needed for school psychologists to thrive. This extensive survey is based on the latest research and is a must for any college-level educator's collection."

The Bookwatch, July 2008
Midwest Book Review

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

Virginia Smith Harvey

Virginia Smith Harvey is professor and director of the school psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Before becoming a university professor, she was a practicing school psychologist for 18 years and supervised school psychologists and interns throughout those years. During her 15 years as a professor, she has supervised practicum, intern, and postgraduate students. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she is coauthor of Effective Supervision in School Psychology (2000, with J. A. Struzziero) and Fostering Independent Learning: Practical Strategies to Promote Student Success (2007, with L. A. Chickie... More About Author

Joan A. Struzziero

Joan A. Struzziero is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and school psychologist in the Scituate, MA Public Schools. She has worked as a school psychologist for 18 years and as a field and university supervisor of interns for 15 years. She has also been a supervisor for the Global School Psychology Network and has researched the use of the Internet in supervision. Struzziero is coauthor of Effective Supervision in School Psychology (2000, with V. S. Harvey) and is co-chair of the ethics committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Psychologists and the northeastern representative on the NASP Ethics Committee. More About Author

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