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Introduction to School Psychology


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1. Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice Matthew K. Burns SECTION 1 - CURRENT PRACTICE 2. Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Ethical Standards that Affect Current Practice Dawn M. Decker 3. Culturally Competent Practice Scott L. Graves Jr. 4. Giving Expertise Away through School Consultation: A Framework for School Psychology Daniel S. Newman and Julie Q. Morrison SECTION 2 - PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 5. APA Division 16 - School Psychology James Diperna 6. The National Association of School Psychologists and Its Influence on the Field of School Psychology Todd A. Savage and Leslie Z. Paige 7. Society for the Study of School Psychology Elaine Clark, Stacy Overstreet, Robert J. Volpe, Karen C. Stoiber, and Margaret Semrud-Clikeman 8. Council for Exceptional Children Antonis Katsiyannis, Robin P. Ennis, and Rebecca Leary 9. International School Psychology Association (ISPA) Bonnie K. Nastasi SECTION 3 - THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS 10. Theory, Conceptual Frameworks, and Practice in School Psychology Matthew K. Burns, Julia Baker, Victoria Erhardt, Elyse M. Farnsworth, Anna Genchanok, Elena Kwong, and Brittany VanHove 11. Prediction versus Control: Influences of Applied Behavior Analysis on School Psychology Practice Brian K. Martens and Michael P. Mullane 12. Neuroscience for School Psychologists J. W. Kalat 13. Influence of Cognitive Psychology on School Psychology Sashank Varma, Allyson J. Kiss, and Robin S. Codding 14. Applications of Social Psychology Theory and Research to School Psychology Practice Frederic J. Medway 15. Prevention Science: An Approach to Inform the Future of School Psychology Keith C. Herman, Wendy M. Reinke, and Aaron M. Thompson SECTION 4 - CONTROVERSIES THAT SHAPE PRACTICE 16. Idiographic vs. Nomothetic History: The First Debate in School Psychology Dan Florell 17. Ph. D. vs. Ed. S.: The on-going entry-level credentialing debate David M. Hulac 18. Current Practice: Schools vs. Alternative Settings Jennifer A. Mautone, Genery D. Booster, and Tamique J. Ridgard 19. Integrating Diagnostic Systems in School Psychology: DSM-5, IDEA, and ICD-10 Steven R. Shaw and Mark-Damyan Edwards 20. Structural Analysis vs. Functional Analysis of Behavior Stephen P. Kilgus and T. Chris Riley-Tillman 21. Differentiating Emotional Disturbance from Social Maladjustment: A Futile Search for a Red Herring Frank M. Gresham, Rachel Olinger Steeves, and Sarah Metallo 22. The Identification of Learning Disabilities: PSW vs. RTI Methods Jeremy Miciak and Jack M. Fletcher 23. Improving Student Behavior and Mental Health: School-based Therapies vs Functional Approaches to Behavior Intervention Nicole Skaar 24. Arguments For and Against the Use of Psychotropic Medication within School-Aged Populations John S. Carlson and Adrianna E. Crossing 25. Remediating Student Learning Problems: Aptitude-by-Treatment Interaction vs. Skill-by-Treatment Interaction Randy G. Floyd and John H. Kranzler Section 5 - CURRENT CONTEXT AND THE FUTURE OF THE FIELD 26. School Psychology in an Urban Setting Anthony M. Adamowski 27. Challenges Unique to Rural School Psychology Kari A. Oyen 28. Technology and the Future of School Psychology Jack A. Cummings, Dan Florell, William Pfohl, and Susan Jarmuz-Smith 29. Futures Conferences Samuel Y. Song, Jack Cummings, Patti Harrison, and Susan Jarmuz-Smith 30. Future Issues and Controversies that Will Shape School Psychology Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, Amy M. Briesch, Shannon Suldo, Andrew Roach, Amanda Sullivan, Jessica A. Hoffman, S. Andrew Garbacz, Lisa M. Hagermoser Sanetti, and Robin S. Codding

About the Author

Dr. Matthew K. Burns is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Missouri, and Director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy. He has published over 175 articles and book chapters in national publications, and has co-authored or co-edited 12 books. He is also the immediate Past Editor of School Psychology Review and Past Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention. Dr. Burns is one of the leading researchers regarding the use of assessment data to determine individual or small-group interventions, and has published extensively on response to intervention, academic interventions, and facilitating problem-solving teams. In addition Dr. Burns was also a practicing school psychologist and special education administrator before becoming an academic, and served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 10 years and Central Michigan University for 5 years.


"A unique and refreshing way to introduce students to the profession of School Psychology. In this comprehensive text, Burns has pulled together leaders in the profession to provide concise perspectives on important issues and controversies. This is in addition to providing basic information about the profession, its history, ethical considerations, alternative roles, etc. Time is not wasted on provision of information on specific content domains that will be covered in other graduate courses. A easy reading, very interesting and informative introduction to the excitement of this profession." -- Jim Ysseldyke, PhD, NCSP, Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Program, University of Minnesota "As presented in this exciting new text, for more than 100 years school psychologists have positively served infants, children, youth, families, and worked with schooling, but also functioned successfully in non-traditional settings. Burns' Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice argues that we must learn all theories and practices if we are to be effective and efficient school psychologists. The book does not offer a single approach to school psychology practice which is what makes the volume exceptional... It will be a book that will help you navigate our changing world, understand societal strengths and problems, and help you consider how to make a difference in our dynamic but toxic world." -- Rik Carl D'Amato, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in School Psychology , The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Past Editor of APA's School Psychology journal and ISPA's International Journal of School & Educational Psychology. "Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive yet concise, coverage of theoretical foundations, historical underpinnings, professional associations, and contemporary practice standards in the rapidly growing field of school psychology. Particularly compelling chapters focus on controversies (e.g., identification of learning disabilities) that have significantly impacted the practice of school psychology as well as challenges and opportunities that will shape future growth of the profession. A veritable who's who lineup of chapter authors make this book an indispensable resource for school psychology students, practitioners, and university trainers." -- George J. DuPaul, PhD, Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, Lehigh University (Bethlehem PA)

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