More school counsellors needed?

Why don’t we read more articles like the one recently seen in the Washington Post advocating for school psychologists?  And look at those recommended ratios!!


1 Response to “More school counsellors needed?”

  1. 1 Don Saklofske January 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I agree completely. School Psychology has done little to promote its importance and relevance in the schools. We have a well developed capacity to engage in primary, secondary and tertiary intervention/prevention with children, teachers but also the wider school system and community. So…the Psychologists in Education Section of CPA, the Canadian Association of School Psychologists, the provincial psychology associations, and even the university training programs should be doing more to inform, educate and promote!!! BUT that is where school psychologists also need to join their professional associations and play a larger and more direct role in supporting and advocating for school psychology… not in a self serving way but because we are so very important to the well-being of children… and hence our future. Some recent examples include the task force on school psychology and its recommendations or going back to the mid 1990’s when the various professional associations rallied behind school psychologist in the Toronto region. So… join and get your colleagues to join CASP, CPA…!

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