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School Psychology Practicum and Internship Handbook (Paperback) (Ph.d. Diana Joyce-Beaulieu & Ph.D. Eric
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Tailored to the unique educational requirements of school psychology, this is the first complete guide to the practicum and internship process for school psychology students and faculty. Replete with practical information and advice, the book introduces students to a variety of professional issues they may be required to navigate during their supervised field-based experiences. The book covers all aspects of the entry-level practicum ranging from orientation to the professional’s role, to portfolio and competency-based evaluation and working with supervisors. It addresses advanced clinical applications including systems-level school initiatives, practice in mental health settings, cross-comparison of educational and medical classification models, field-based research considerations and more. Coverage of the internship year discusses how to select an internship site, writing a winning CV, the application process, applying for the first career position, negotiation skills, as well as certification and licensure. Content reflects NASP and APA standards, guidelines, and best practices, and provides a plethora of user-friendly online resources for documenting field experiences, performance evaluations and more.