The School Psychologist assists schools in improving educational outcomes for students by providing specialist support in the areas of counselling, learning and behaviour management.
Students wishing to seek support in problem-solving regarding personal, social or educational issues may access the School Psychologist directly by making an appointment. Teachers or parents with school-related concerns regarding a student may consult with the School Psychologist or participate in a collaborative planning meeting to address the concerns. Students may then be encouraged to consent to making an appointment themselves.
All contacts with the School Psychologist are treated confidentially unless the person agrees to involve others, or a life-threatening or child protection situation is disclosed.
Purpose of the School Psychology Service (SPS)
The School Psychology Service (SPS) provides a specialist psychological assessment, intervention and consultation service for schools.
Services are provided:
- For students, school staff, parents and inter-agency partners
- Directly and indirectly
- Proactively and responsively
- At the individual, group, whole school and system levels
- Using a scientist-practitioner model
- By School Psychologists who are governed by a professional registration process and a code of ethics
The SPS provides support in three main areas:
- They work with students, parents and their schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level.
- Conduct assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools.
- Support schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes.
3. Mental Health and Well-being
- Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
- Assist schools and children to maximise the development of positive mental health and well-being.
School Psychologist - Deborah Anderson
Monday and Thursday