National Association of School Psychologists


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National Association of School Psychologists

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NASP

An advocacy and educational group of psychologists who work with children in grades K–12. The association ensures that children adapt as optimally as possible to school and that the psychologists who serve them use evidence-based approaches and high ethical standards in their work.
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(The authors initially tried to obtain a mailing list from the National Association of School Psychologists, but this organization could not provide mailing information for school psychologists separated according to primary work setting [i.e., elementary, middle, high school].) From this list, a random sample of 500 high school psychologists was selected, and survey materials were sent during the winter of 2007 upon approval from the authors' institutional review board.
For example, one of the National Association of School Psychologists (2002) standards for school psychologists in training regarding prevention, crisis intervention and mental health states: "School psychologists have knowledge of human development and psychopathology and of associated biological, cultural and social influences on human behavior.
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* The best way for teens to overcome their fears is to talk about them, says Ted Feinberg, director of the National Association of School Psychologists. "When fear disrupts your normal course of function, that's when you need professional attention," he says.
The National Association of School Psychologists reports that every day 160,000 youngsters stay home from school to avoid being bullied--and it looks like a tiny-but-growing fraction of these kids are coming to school armed for a little retribution.
It was prepared by the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice of the American Institutes for Research in collaboration with the National Association of School Psychologists, with support from the U.S.
Since it was completed in 1996, it's been adopted for use by a wide range of institutions with tolerance and diversity training programs, from the National Education Association (NEA) and the National Association of School Psychologists to B'nai B'rith and the United Church of Christ.
"There are 37,000 social workers and psychologists and 80,000 school counselors and they're all doing paper work," says Kevin Dwyer of the National Association of School Psychologists. "In too many cases they're strapped with requirements for testing and evaluation, rather than working with kids," echoes Judith Ladd, president of the American School Counselors Association and a counselor at Marsteller Middle School in Manassas, Va.

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