Interaction of a psychologist with subjects of the educational process in US schools



This article explores approaches of constructive and effective collaboration among a school psychologist and other stakeholders in the education process. Effective collaboration among all stakeholders such as students, teachers, admins, parents, and psychologists is the key point to offer a “whole child” education. High motivation for learning, positive behavior, and excellent academic results greatly depend on the strong collaborative culture and atmosphere in the school building. The presented dialog of MSUPE professors and Dr. Cottle, who has many years of experience working in American schools as a school counselor, demonstrated main points of the counseling program via social-emotional support to students at one given school. This shared experience of the school counselor is an invaluable piece of information for Russian researchers, practitioners, and especially for new professionals. This article presents a dialog among three parties which invite a reader to explore this topic from the point of view of Russian and American professionals.

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Keywords: school psychological services, psychologist, teacher, students, pedagogical interaction, social psychology of education, emotional intelligence, preparation of school psychologist, flexible thinking, mutual research

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Cottle T.V., Krushelnitskaya O.B., Orlov V.A. Interaction of a psychologist with subjects of the educational process in US schools. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2018. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 165–178. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2018090211. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Tatiana V. Cottle, PhD, school counselor, Fairfax County Public School, Virginia, USA, e-mail:

Olga B. Krushelnitskaya, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Theoretical Foundations of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vladimir A. Orlov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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