The Handbook of International School Psychology
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Handbook of International School Psychology by Shane R. Jimerson
Book DescriptionThe Handbook of International School Psychology provides a description of the specialty of psychology devoted to the provision of services to children and youth, their teachers, and parents around the world. Authors from more than 40 countries provide valuable information and insights regarding the following areas: the context of school psychology; the origin, history, and current status of school psychology; the infrastructure of school psychology; the preparation of school psychologists; the roles, functions, and responsibilities of school psychologists; current issues impacting school psychology; and important references. The chapters in this Handbook characterize the specialty of school psychology as one that collectively provides individual assessment of children who may display cognitive, emotional, social, or behavioral difficulties; develops and implements primary and secondary intervention programs; consults with teachers, parents and other relevant professionals; engages in program development and evaluation; conducts research; and helps prepare and supervise others. The Handbook also includes a section consisting of chapters that review the key considerations of school psychology internationally and trends influencing school psychology's international development, including: chapters that discuss the past, present, and future of the International School Psychology Association (ISPA); findings from the International School Psychology Survey that examine characteristics and responsibilities of school psychologists, and a summary and synthesis of the information in the Handbook. This is an ideal resource for scholars, practitioners, and graduate students interested in acquiring an international view of school psychology along with psychology, education- including special education, and mental health.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412926690
(254mm x 178mm x 34mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Shane R. Jimerson
Shane R. Jimerson, PhD is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Program and Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among over 100 professional publications, he is a co-author of a five-book grief support group curriculum series (The Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum), a co-editor of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention, co-author of Identification, Assessment, and Treatment of Autism at School, and the lead editor of The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety. He serves as the Editor of The California School Psychologist journal, Associate Editor of the School Psychology Review journal, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Psychology and School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Jimerson has chaired and served on numerous boards and advisory committees at the state, national, and international levels. Dr. Jimerson received the Best Research Article of the year award from the Society for the Study of School Psychology, in 1998 and then again in 2000. He also received the 2001 Outstanding Article of the Year Award from the National Association of School Psychologists', School Psychology Review. Dr. Jimerson's scholarly efforts were also recognized by the American Educational Research Association with the 2002 Early Career Award in Human Development. He and his UCSB research team received the 2003 and 2004 Outstanding Research Award from the California Association of School Psychologists. Also during 2003, Dr. Jimerson received the Lightner Witmer Early Career Contributions Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. His scholarship continues to highlight the importance of early experiences on subsequent development and emphasize the importance of research informing professional practice to promote the social and cognitive competence of children. Thomas D. Oakland, PhD is University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. He is President of the International Foundation for Children's Education and past-presidents of the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission. He has worked in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oakland has authored more than 180 chapters and articles, and five psychological tests. His authored, coauthored, and edited books include Auditory perception: Diagnosis and development for language and reading abilities, Assessing minority group children, Nonbiased assessment of minority group children. Psychological and educational assessment of minority children, Divorced fathers. International perspectives on psychology in the schools, Identification of gifted and talented students in Texas, International perspectives on assessment of academic achievement, Student Styles Questionnaire: Classroom Applications Booklet, and Standards for educational and psychological testing. He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in school psychology, neuropsychology, and as a forensic examiner. He has an active clinical practice and testifies frequently. His interests center on psychological and educational characteristics of children and youth, test development and use, international issues, legal and professional issues, and professionalism. He is the recipient of Distinguished Service Awards from American Psychological Association's Division of School Psychology and the International School Psychology Association and received the 2002 National Association of School Psychology's Legend Award. Dr. Oakland received American Psychological Association's 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally. Peter T. Farrell, PhD is the Sarah Fielden Professor of Special Needs and Educational Psychology in the School of Education, University of Manchester, England and President of the International School Psychology Association. He is also a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has extensive experience as a trainer of school psychologists in the United Kingdom and has worked with psychologists in seven countries giving advice on the development of psychological services. He has also been the invited key-note speaker at 17 international conferences on issues related to international school psychology. He is the author (or co-author) of 7 books and has edited three others. These include the following: Teaching Pupils with Learning Difficulties: Strategies and Solutions; Teaching Assistants: Practical Strategies for Effective Classroom Support, and Making Special Education Inclusive: From Research to Practice. He has published over 40 articles in academic peer reviewed journals and has written 15 book chapters. In addition, he has directed or co-directed 22 externally funded research projects. Throughout his career he has worked closely with the British Psychological Society on issues related to the development of psychological services the United Kingdom and, thorough his links with the International School Psychology Association and the European Federation of Professional Psychologists Association, he has been influential in helping to shape the development of psychological services in different countries.
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