Introduction to School Psychology
Controversies and Current Practice
Edited by Matthew K. Burns
Reviews and Awards
"A unique and refreshing way to introduce students to the profession of School Psychology. In this comprehensive text, Burns has pulled together leaders in the profession to provide concise perspectives on important issues and controversies. This is in addition to providing basic information about the profession, its history, ethical considerations, alternative roles, etc. Time is not wasted on provision of information on specific content domains that will be covered in other graduate courses. A easy reading, very interesting and informative introduction to the excitement of this profession." -- Jim Ysseldyke, PhD, NCSP, Professor Emeritus, Department of Educational Psychology, School Psychology Program, University of Minnesota
"As presented in this exciting new text, for more than 100 years school psychologists have positively served infants, children, youth, families, and worked with schooling, but also functioned successfully in non-traditional settings. Burns' Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice argues that we must learn all theories and practices if we are to be effective and efficient school psychologists. The book does not offer a single approach to school psychology practice which is what makes the volume exceptional... It will be a book that will help you navigate our changing world, understand societal strengths and problems, and help you consider how to make a difference in our dynamic but toxic world." -- Rik Carl D'Amato, PhD, Distinguished Research Professor in School Psychology , The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Past Editor of APA's School Psychology journal and ISPA's International Journal of School & Educational Psychology.
"Introduction to School Psychology: Controversies and Current Practice provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive yet concise, coverage of theoretical foundations, historical underpinnings, professional associations, and contemporary practice standards in the rapidly growing field of school psychology. Particularly compelling chapters focus on controversies (e.g., identification of learning disabilities) that have significantly impacted the practice of school psychology as well as challenges and opportunities that will shape future growth of the profession. A veritable who's who lineup of chapter authors make this book an indispensable resource for school psychology students, practitioners, and university trainers." -- George J. DuPaul, PhD, Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Research, College of Education, Lehigh University (Bethlehem PA)