School Psychologist in the US for the Past Thirty Years: Change of Professional Status and the Range of Tasks to Solve 1968
PhD in Psychology, Head of the Chair of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
– assistant professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Educatio, Moscow, Russia
Retrospective and prospective assessment of school psychology in the United States, conducted at interval of approximately 10-15 years, shows on one hand the stability of a number of tendencies in the field of training and employment of school psychologists, and on the second hand - changes in the professional status of a school psychologist. Traditionally analyzed parameters of such assessments are: changes in the number of students studying school psychology; academic staff of psychological departments, reading lectures in relevant disciplines, and professional community of school psychologists. The analysis of current situation at each stage is accompanied by a cautious prognoses about the future of school psychology.
Keywords: : school psychology, status of a school psychology, professional satisfaction, developing educational programs
Column: Educational psychology
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