What is School Psychology?
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has provided helpful information about the profession of School Psychology, what the job is like, and how the profession compares to other related professions, such as school counseling, on their website: http://www.nasponline.org/about_sp/careerfaq.aspx
The website answers questions about the profession, including:
- What do school psychologists do?
- Where do school psychologists work?
- What education is required?
- What is the job market for school psychologists?
- How do I select a good school psychology training program?
- Will I be admitted to a school psychology program if my undergraduate major was in another field like English?
- What is the difference between attending a Specialist versus a Doctoral training program?
- How important is it that the specialist level program I attend actually grant a specialist degree?
- Can I practice school psychology privately without a doctorate?
- Are school psychologists involved in providing mental health services or prescribing medication?
- I have training as a counselor. What would be involved in becoming a school psychologist?
- What is the difference between a school psychologist and a school counselor?
- What is the difference between a “child psychologist” and a “school psychologist?”
- What is NASP Program Approval and is it important?
- What is NASP “Conditional Approval?” Should I be concerned if a graduate program I am considering is “Conditionally Approved?”