A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology

  • Timothy M. Lionetti
  • Edward P. Snyder
  • Ray W. Christner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Timothy M. Lionetti, Edward P. Snyder, Ray W. Christner, Courtney L. McLaughlin
    Pages 1-11
  3. Barbara Bole Williams, Leigh Armistead
    Pages 13-33
  4. Edward P. Snyder, Kim Quirk, Frank Dematteo
    Pages 69-81
  5. Christine E. Neddenriep, Brian C. Poncy, Christopher H. Skinner
    Pages 83-99
  6. Susan Clements, Ray W. Christner, Amy L. McLaughlin, Jessica B. Bolton
    Pages 101-119
  7. Barry L. McCurdy, Amanda L. Lannie, Jennifer L. Jeffrey-Pearsall
    Pages 121-139
  8. David N. Miller, Kristin D. Sawka-Miller
    Pages 141-154
  9. Brian C. Poncy, Elizabeth McCallum, Christopher H. Skinner
    Pages 155-173
  10. Ray W. Christner, Rosemary B. Mennuti, Mary Heim, Kathrine Gipe, Justin S. Rubenstein
    Pages 175-191
  11. Melissa A. Reeves, Amanda B. Nickerson, Stephen E. Brock
    Pages 193-207
  12. Timothy M. Lionetti, Susan Perlis
    Pages 209-225
  13. Leigh D. Armistead, Diane Smallwood
    Pages 245-262
  14. Edward P. Snyder, Timothy Lionetti, Ray W. Christner
    Pages 263-269
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, supervision, and experience by providing a framework for honing essential skills in the field. This reader-friendly, evidence-based text encourages the continuing development of expertise in communication and collaborative skills, diversity awareness, technical knowledge, and other domains critical to building and maintaining an ethical, meaningful practice.

Each chapter in this must-have volume examines a core area of expertise in depth, and provides checklists (linked to competencies set out in NASP’s Blueprint III) and the Development and Enhancement of Competencies Assessment Form are included to enable readers to gain a more complete understanding of their professional strengths and needs.

The skill sets covered include:

  • Developing cross-cultural competencies.
  • Evaluating students with emotional and behavioral problems.
  • Assessing student skills using a variety of approaches.
  • Preventing and intervening in crisis situations.
  • Consulting with families, colleagues, and the community.
  • Facilitating mental health services in the school setting.

A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology provides an invaluable set of professional development tools for new practitioners and graduate students in school psychology.


Assessment Competencies IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Interventions No Child Left Behind Roles and Responsibilities School Consultation School psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy M. Lionetti
    • 1
  • Edward P. Snyder
    • 2
  • Ray W. Christner
    • 3
  1. 1., College of Social and Behavioral ScienceWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2., Department of Professional StudiesEdinboro University of PennsylvaniaEdinboroUSA
  3. 3.Cognitive Health Solutions, LLCHanoverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6255-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6257-7
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