Psychologists who work in schools support children and young people to achieve academic success, psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing. Their expertise includes;
Psychologists in schools deal with complex student issues and engage in a wide range of professional activities whilst dealing with a range of stakeholders. The APS values this work and is committed to providing resources and support to its members who work as psychologists in schools.
The following online resources pages have been developed to provide psychologists with information about school psychology initiatives, articles of interest, research publications and emerging issues in the education sector.
The APS National Office has established a position dedicated to the support of psychologists who work in schools. The APS Professional Practice Project Officer - Schools can be contacted at the National Office on (03) 86623300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This section provides links to current APS resources which are relevant to the practice of school psychology.
The APS register of supervisors for psychologists working in schools comprises a list of APS psychologists who have experience working in primary and/or secondary schools and who are available to provide supervision to other registered psychologists who work in schools.
KidsMatter and headspace are two Australian government-funded child and youth mental health initiatives for which the APS is a development partner.
This section provides links to a number of online external resources, organisations and articles, which are categorised under certain practice issues specific to the work of school psychologists.