"Kelly & Davis have written an authoritative and practical guide for university and field based practicum supervisors. I wish that I had such a guide when I was assigned to organize and supervise my first school psychology practicum. Written with the field supervisor in mind, it addresses the joys and challenges of supervising novice practicum trainees in the field."
--Mark E. Swerdlik, PhD, APBB, Coordinator, Graduate Programs in School Psychology, Illinois State University
Field and university-based practicum supervisors required to mentor school psychology students often lack the training and resources to fulfill this role with expertise and confidence. This is the firstever guide for supervisors who are overseeing school psychology students throughout the course of their practicum. Brimming with practical information, the book explains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiences. It offers resources to support student growth over the course of the practicum experience, including step-by-step information about supervision models, evaluation systems, site-based activities, and ways to address common graduate student difficulties.
The book is organized around the chronological experience of the trainee, beginning with orientation to the site through transition to internship. Each chapter focuses on three key supervisory roles: candidate skill development, supervision, and advancement and evaluation. The guide also addresses how university and field-based supervisors can communicate and collaborate with each other to enhance training. Content aligns with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) training standards. Useful tools to document and support candidates, including forms, checklists, and other resources for supervisors and trainers, are included in an easy-to-reproduce format as well as electronic downloads.
KEY FEATURES:Provides plentiful resources for providing trainees with a quality practicum experienceTargets the distinct supervision requirements of the school psychology practicum with developmentally appropriate activitiesExplains how to develop, implement, document, and supervise a range of field experiencesDescribes supervision models, evaluations systems, site-based activities, and how to address common student problemsIncludes useful guidelines, tools, forms, and checklists that are also available for electronic download