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School Psychology

Training Model: ScientistPractitioner Model

The training model is based on the scientistpractitioner tradition emphasizing the application of behavioral science in educational systems and the larger community. Training emphasizes practice guided by scientific knowledge. Students are taught to use scientific principles to inform their practice (including consultation, intervention, and diagnostic services) and to evaluate their practice in order to improve services as well as contribute to the field of school psychology. The program is committed to fostering in its students sensitivity to, appreciation for, and understanding of ethnic diversity. Similarly, the program strives to promote understanding of, and responsiveness to, the special needs of individuals with disabilities.