The Development of School Psychology Assessment Centers as Training, Service Delivery, and Research Sites

Nina M. Ellis-Hervey PhD., N. Doss B.S. Ashley, C. Davis B.S. DeShae, Wilhite-Bradford M.A. Alison

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School Psychologists have an ongoing responsibility to promote and support healthy schools, families, and communities, while contributing to knowledge, research, teaching, and supervision. Consequently, School Psychology programs should seek to meet these goals by providing their students with opportunities to engage in research and effective service delivery, participate in outreach services, and continued professional development. During Fall of 2013, faculty, students, and personnel of the School Psychology Program at Stephen F. Austin State University successfully developed a School Psychology Assessment Center, which is maintained on the university’s campus. The primary objective of this university-approved Center is the enhancement of service delivery to the on-campus student population and surrounding community and positive impact on training and professional development of masters and doctoral-level School Psychology trainees. This article describes the steps involved in the development and maintenance of School Psychology Assessment Centers.

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JournalJournal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice
StatePublished - Feb 15 2016

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