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Principals' Perspectives on the Roles and Skills of School Psychologists

Jill McCaslin-Timmons, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Despite decades of literature on how school psychologists could be utilized to better meet needs in school, the way a school psychologist is used still varies and schools still admit that they have unmet needs. Teachers and administrators ask for more staff to help support student needs while taxpayers want to know why more staff are needed. The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of principal perspectives on the roles and skills of school psychologists in order to better understand why roles vary, what barriers exist and what can be done to help both school psychologists and principals work together more efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of students, staff and families. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Subject Area

Mental health|Educational leadership|Educational psychology

Recommended Citation

McCaslin-Timmons, Jill, "Principals' Perspectives on the Roles and Skills of School Psychologists" (2016). ETD collection for University of Nebraska-Lincoln. AAI10244166.