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Program Objectives




Objectives of the School Psychology Program

                                               

                                               Philosophy and Mission:

uwec icon 2The School Psychology Program is offered by the Department of Psychology in cooperation with the School of Education. The School Psychology Program provides training that is rooted in the scientist-practitioner model. As scientists, candidates develop a strong evidence-based orientation to applied practice. As practitioners, candidates develop competencies in ten areas of practice outlined in NASP’s Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (2010) and the Wisconsin DPI Pupil Services Standards. Diverse practicum experiences, supervised by licensed school psychologists, allow candidates to demonstrate and refine the professional competencies.

Program Goals:

Goal 1: 

To prepare specialist level school psychologists who incorporate data-based decision-making in all aspects of practice.

Goal 2:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists who are effective, collaborative problem solvers.

 

Goal 3:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists with foundational professional knowledge in psychology and education.


Goal 4:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists who understand, consider, and respect human diversity in all aspects of service delivery.

Goal 5:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists to provide services consistent with professional, ethical and legal standards.

Goal 6:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists who engage in reflective professional practice.

Goal 7:

To prepare specialist level school psychologists who demonstrate a positive impact on the academic, cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, and adaptive functioning of students.

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.