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What is School Psychology?

School Psychologists are members of school teams that provide direct support and intervention to students and consult with school staff to improve support strategies, assist in behavior management, and monitor student progress and needs. School psychologists conduct psycho-educational assessments and make recommendations related to individualized instruction and interventions.

Our School Psychologists

School psychologists hold, at minimum, a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology or a related field, and they must be credentialed by the state in which they work. They also may be nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NCSP). Graduate preparation develops knowledge and skills in data collection and analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, academic/learning interventions, mental health & behavioral interventions, special education services, crisis response and more.

Our School Psychologists

Benefits of School-Based Psychological Services

Enlist a school advocate who is in your child's corner.

School psychologists provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., counselors, social workers) to improve support strategies, work with administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services.

School psychologists improve academic achievement, communication and social skills, promote positive behavior and mental health, support diverse learners in and out of the classroom, strengthen family-school partnerships and improve monitoring of student progress. School psychologists advocate for and support the needs of all students.

Benefits of School-Based Psychological Services

Our TES School Psychologists are Qualified to

Conduct psychoeducational evaluations
Make recommendations for special education eligibility
Help develop & implement academic intervention programs
Conduct Functional Behavior Assessments
Conduct Independent Educational Evaluations
Prepare written reports of findings & present at IEP meetings
Comply with HIPAA and FERPA regulations
Provide support and training to schools
Cultivate relationships with school staff and coordinate between agencies

What is School Counseling?

School Counseling is a vital part of any school program. Counselors support academic achievement, personal/social development, career development and college planning. They provide mental health support and counseling services and liaise with community partners to provide outside agency referrals. Counselors assist students in developing coping skills and navigating significant life events.

Our School Counselors

School Counselors hold, at minimum, a Masters Degree in School Counseling and meet the state certification and licensure requirements. This preparation develops knowledge about and skills in child development, self-management, social skills, mental health assessment and intervention, progress monitoring, career and college planning, student academic planning and goal setting, consultation, collaboration and referrals for intensive or long-term support.

Our School Counselors

Benefits of School-Based Counseling Services

Supporting academic achievement and mental health

School counselors provide a safe place for students to learn self-management skills in times of transition, heightened stress, critical changes, significant life events, or other situations that could impede student success.

School counselors do not provide long term therapy; however, they recognize and respond to student mental health and academic achievement needs and assist students and families in seeking out necessary resources.

Benefits of School-Based Counseling Services

Our TES School Counselors are Qualified to

Administer IEP- (Individual Education Plan) required counseling
Provide individual and group counseling to students
Provide social-emotional and academic support strategy development
Communicate student progress to parents, teachers & administrators via progress reports & IEPs
Maintain IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) compliance
Provide parent education & staff professional development
Provide campus-wide crisis prevention & intervention and safety plans

TES’ approach to School Psychology and Counseling

How do we make therapy fun?

How do we make therapy fun?

School Counselors and Psychologists integrate age appropriate games, interactive activities, art, and student interest-driven activities to promote student engagement and facilitate good rapport and creation of a safe space to achieve therapeutic goals.

How do we work as a team?

How do we work as a team?

School Counselors and Psychologists are integral parts of a school and IEP team. We maintain regular communication to support students across areas of need and cross train and communicate between departments through cohesive case management. We also collaborate with family support agencies outside of the school setting.

How do we include the family?

How do we include the family?

Families are included in assessment as active participants in sharing information about their child. If a student is seeing a counselor or psychologist for counseling, families are updated on progress toward school related goals and families share input on areas of concern, desired areas of growth, and any other significant changes in a student’s life that could impact educational success.

FAQs About School Psychology and Counseling

Credentials

Our Therapists' Credentials

Pupil Professional Services - Social Work
Pupil Professional Services - Social Work
Pupil Professional Services Credential
Pupil Professional Services Credential
Master of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Master of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Science
Master of Science