School psychologists are the mental health professionals who help children and youth overcome barriers to success in school, at home, and in life. They use many different strategies to address individual needs, as well as enhance systems that support students on school and district-wide levels.
School psychologists lower barriers to healthy learning and behavior through intervention, prevention, assessment, consultation, and advocacy. School psychologists work with parents, educators, and other mental health service providers to help each child develop resiliency, competence, and self esteem, resulting in improving the lives and learning of children and youth. (National Association of School Psychologists, 2004).
- Colorado School Psychology Internship Guidelines (DOC)
- Changing Roles of School Psychologists - presentation 10/8/08
- Other Resources:
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - A Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators (PDF)
- The Colorado Education Initiative's Colorado Framework for School Behavioral Health Services (PDF)
- Brain Injury in Children and Youth: A Manual for Educators 2013 (PDF)
- Guidelines for Determining Eligibility for Special Education for Students with Serious Emotional Disability 2013 (PDF)
- Instructional Unit Samples - Comprehensive Health (includes Social and Emotional Wellness)
Note: For information about Colorado licensing requirements in the area of school psychology, please refer to the information contained within Educator Licensing’s Endorsement Requirements page under “Special Service Provider Endorsements”
- Colorado School Society of Psychologists
- Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- The National Association of School Psychologists
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (303) 866-6933