The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam Third Edition

The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis   Exam  Third Edition Author Peter D. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826164391
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 266
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Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.



The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam Third Edition with App

The School Psychologist s Guide for the Praxis Exam  Third Edition with App Author Peter D. Thompson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826135131
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 266
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Print version of the book includes FREE access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Written by an award-winning practicing school psychologist, this thoroughly updated edition reflects the 2015 version of the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Noted for its concise and efficient outline style with visual keys that indicate what is most important and what needs extra study time, this guide has already helped thousands pass the exam. The bulleted key concepts and lists versus long, drawn-out paragraphs present information in easily digestible segments without sacrificing key information needed to pass the exam. Invaluable study suggestions better prepare readers and build their confidence prior to exam time. Highlights of the new edition include: Reorganized to conform to the four major content areas of the updated 2015 exam Two new practice exams with 280 reworked sample questions and detailed answers that are similar in style and content to the actual items found in the Praxis exam to maximize success Covers school neuropsychology and traumatic brain injury, two topics that are not major domains on the current test, but which provide critical information to help strengthen success rate New Concepts to Remember lists at the end of each content chapter summarize the key points and review additional concepts that are especially helpful to review 2 weeks prior to exam time New Study and Test-Tasking Strategies and Insider Tips boxes based on feedback from recent test takers provide tips for studying for and passing the exam from all levels of test-takers Updated information on threat and risk assessment, pediatric brain injury and school supports, the DSM-5, school neuropsychological practices and policies New key at the beginning of the answer section that links the categories referenced in the answer to the appropriate content chapter for ease of use Aligns with "best practices" and recommendations from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) With a proven track record of success that has already helped thousands pass the exam, Dr. Thompson was named Colorado School Psychologist of the Year in 2013 Anyone planning to take the Praxis exam including master’s or doctoral school psychology students and practicing professionals will benefit by studying for this critical exam using this book.



PASS Prepare Assist Survive and Succeed

PASS  Prepare  Assist  Survive  and Succeed Author Barbara Bole Williams
ISBN-10 9781317436485
Release 2016-01-22
Pages 286
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Barbara Bole Williams and Rosemary Mennuti are back with a thorough update to their essential guide to preparing for and achieving the best score possible on the Praxis Exam in School Psychology. Pulling from their years of experience and hands-on involvement in the continued revision of the exam, and presented using their PASS model (Prepare, Assist, Survive, Succeed), these two veteran school psychologists have revised this easy-to-use resource to reflect the most recent exam content, professional standards, as well as the most current practical knowledge for school psychologists. Also included are student test reflections and information on how to obtain and maintain your NCSP credential



The School Psychologist s Survival Guide

The School Psychologist s Survival Guide Author Rebecca Branstetter
ISBN-10 9781118027776
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 212
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A practical and accessible guide for helping school psychologists meet their everyday challenges In this newest addition to the Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" series, popular blogger Rebecca Branstetter offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice, proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters, and checklists for busy professionals. Filled with the tools, strategies, and ideas for school psychologists who must deal with the myriad challenges of working with a diverse group of students, often in multiple locations Another book in the popular Jossey-Bass "Survival Guide" Series Rebecca Branstetter is an experienced school psychologist and popular blogger ("Notes from the School Psychologist": studentsgrow.blogspot.com) This vital resource offers a down-to-earth guide for both novice and seasoned school psychologists.



Demystifying the School Psychology Internship

Demystifying the School Psychology Internship Author Daniel S. Newman
ISBN-10 9781136639050
Release 2013-03-05
Pages 208
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If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.



The Child Clinician s Report writing Handbook

The Child Clinician s Report writing Handbook Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 9781593853952
Release 2007
Pages 380
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"What an incredible resource Braaten has written what is clearly the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available. This indispensable book carefully walks the clinician through the entire assessment process and covers all conceivable areas of inquiry. This is an essential guide for the beginning practitioner and one that is sure to become a mainstay on every child clinicians bookshelf."--Lee A. RosÉn, PhD, Colorado State University



Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Author Dominic Carone, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780826109156
Release 2012-08-22
Pages 430
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Stress Appraisal and Coping

Stress  Appraisal  and Coping Author Richard S. Lazarus, PhD
ISBN-10 0826141927
Release 1984-03-15
Pages 456
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The reissue of a classic work, now with a foreword by Daniel Goleman! Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation. As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages. This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.



Multidimensional Executive Coaching

Multidimensional Executive Coaching Author Ruth L. Orenstein, PsyD
ISBN-10 0826125670
Release 2007-06-25
Pages 234
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According to a recent study, there is a 40% failure rate among executives in the U.S. today. To combat the difficulties inherent in assuming high-level corporate roles companies are using new tools to help executives achieve maximum effectiveness, including the hiring of an executive coach. This unique book, written by a trained psychologist and executive coach with decades of experience as a business executive, offers a step-by-step guide to the practice of executive coaching. Using actual case studies, the author builds a multidimensional approach to coaching; clients are encouraged to look at multiple forces in their lives, including the Individual and the Organization, Unconscious Forces, Multi-Level Forces, and their Use of Self. Examining each force then guides the executive coach in joint goal setting, commitment to a coaching contract, meeting objectives, evaluating outcomes, and concluding the coaching process. Written specifically for graduate students--of applied psychology and related disciplines--who wish to practice executive coaching, this text will enlighten anyone in business who would like to use executive coaching to improve his or her organization.



Social Work Practice and the Law

Social Work Practice and the Law Author Dr. Lyn Slater, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826117663
Release 2011-10-17
Pages 421
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Generating Middle Range Theory

Generating Middle Range Theory Author Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN
ISBN-10 9780826110053
Release 2013-08-28
Pages 402
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"As expected, this book is complex but it is also engaging, thought-provoking, and exciting because it helps nurses and other readers think deeply about meeting the needs of patients at their most vulnerable moments. Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews Callista Roy, one of nursingís leading theorists and creator of the widely used Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing, presents a unique pathway for developing knowledge for nursing practice. Her book distills the most relevant information from 200 published research studies to provide a roadmap for progressing from nursing research to middle-range theory to optimum practice regimens. It is based on tested knowledge, clear evidence, and refined caring perspectives. Step by step, the text identifies and critiques research suited for developing cumulative knowledge for practice and uses the research to develop middle-range theories that apply across all health care settings. It then presents the evidence for practice for each middle range theory, refocuses EBP within nursing knowledge and within defined levels of readiness for practice, and recommends changes for practice based on evidence. Grounded in the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing, the book provides a single conceptual basis for synthesis of research into middle range theories for use across all patient populations. It clarifies ways to select research from one conceptual basis to build middle-range theories, how to classify evidence for practice by levels of readiness, and recommend research-based changes in practice. The text includes quantitative and qualitative research designs and offers instruments to measure major concepts for implementation. Also included are plentiful examples, tables that display values across studies, definitions of major terms and concepts, and diagrams of concepts. Supplementing the text is a faculty guide for using the text to teach critical thinking at multiple graduate levels and videos illuminating each section of the book. Key Features: Explains clearly how middle-range theories grow from research Designed for implementation in practice Uses Royís five core ìadaptationî contexts as organizing themes: coping, changing life events, loss, chronic health condition, and traumatic events Constitutes a seminal work from a pre-eminent nursing theorist and educator Includes faculty guide and videos elucidating each section of the book



Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents

Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents Author Dr. Kimberly S. Young, PsyD
ISBN-10 9780826133731
Release 2017-06-28
Pages 322
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This is the first book to thoroughly examine how early and easy access to the Internet and digital technologies impacts children and adolescents. Experts in the field examine the research that shows the social, cognitive, developmental, and academic problems that can result when children spend excessive time in front of screens. As a whole. the book provides an invaluable resource for those who need to assess, treat, and prevent Internet addiction in children and adolescents. Internet Addiction in Children and Adolescents: Provides tools that help predict a child’s level of risk for media-related problems. Examines how to diagnose and differentiate Internet addiction from other psychiatric conditions. Explores evidenced-based treatment approaches and how to distinguish pathology from normal development. Shows how to create inpatient treatment programs and therapies to address media addiction. Highlights the psychological, social, and family conditions for those most at risk. Evaluates the effects of the excessive use of electronic games and the Internet on brain development. Explores the physical risks that result from excessive media use and strategies for combating the problem. Examines school-based initiatives that employ policies and procedures designed to increase awareness of excessive media use and help educators identify students who misuse technology, and strategies of intervention and communication with parents. Identifies signs of problem Internet behavior such as aggressive behavior, lying about screen use, and a preference for screen time over social interactions. Outlines the risk factors for developing internet addiction. Provides strategies for treatment and prevention in family, school, and community settings. Practitioners and researchers in psychology, social work, school counseling, child and family therapy, and nursing will appreciate this book's thorough review if internet addiction among children and adolescents. The book also serves as an engaging supplement in courses on media psychology, addiction counseling, abnormal psychology, school counseling, social issues, and more.



The Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

The Clinical Use of Hypnosis in Cognitive Behavior Therapy Author Robin A. Chapman, PsyD, ABPP
ISBN-10 0826128858
Release 2005-08-22
Pages 368
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Integrating cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with hypnosis may increase benefits to clients suffering from a broad range of mental and physical health problems. This practitioner's guide, written by some of the most influential clinical psychologists, educators, and hypnotists, brings together these two methods of treatment and provides a theoretical framework for this integration. By thoroughly reviewing the evidence-based research for the addition of hypnosis to cognitive behavioral treatments and illustrating a variety of clinical applications, the contributors show how the integration can mean productive treatment of clients who might otherwise not have progressed as quickly or successfully. A useful final chapter addresses the process of becoming a practitioner of both CBT and hypnosis.



Sexual Health in Recovery

Sexual Health in Recovery Author Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT, CGP, CST
ISBN-10 0826120180
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 150
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Based on a curriculum that was successfully implemented and evaluated at Stepping Stone, a drug and alcohol treatment program in San Diego, Sexual Health in Recovery offers counselors a chance to understand and integrate basic sexual health principles into their work. Addiction treatment professionals and their clients will then be able to comfortably and safely address sexual issues that may impede recovery-and thus have a greater chance at successful treatment. Key Topics: Assessing a client's sex/drug-linked relapse risk Improving counselor confidence in talking about sexual issues Dealing with out-of-control sexual behavior Understanding how a client's sexual attitudes and values may help or impede recovery Discussing a client's sexual past when it impacts recovery Encouraging client's sexual health while in recovery Helping clients set expectations for sexual relationships while in recovery Overcoming counselor ambivalence about addressing sexual issues in treatment



Writing Forensic Reports

Writing Forensic Reports Author Daniel P. Greenfield
ISBN-10 0826121594
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 216
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Despite the extensive technical literature on forensic mental health, there is a lack of practical guidebooks dedicated to generating clear and persuasive forensic mental health reports. Greenfield and Gottschalk present this practical handbook to address this critical need. This comprehensive guide outlines the proper format for forensic reports, contains multiple examples of full and partial reports, and is organized in a user-friendly, "how-to" style to accomplish its goal. The case overviews of full criminal reports, full civil reports, and civil summaries cover important topics such as domestic violence, malpractice, personal injury, malingering, and more. Key features: Full-length report samples with step-by-step guidelines explaining how each section of the report is done Designed to assist the novice, trainee, and seasoned forensic mental health practitioner Extensive commentaries and discussions following each case overview to convey how the report served to help resolve its case Extensive reference lists and appendices containing key terms, additional journals and periodicals, Internet resources, and assessment tools



School Psychology for the 21st Century Second Edition

School Psychology for the 21st Century  Second Edition Author Kenneth W. Merrell
ISBN-10 9781609187545
Release 2011-12-23
Pages 380
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A leading introductory text, this authoritative volume comprehensively describes the school psychologist's role in promoting positive academic, behavioral, and emotional outcomes for all students. The book emphasizes a problem-solving-based, data-driven approach to practice in today's diverse schools. It grounds the reader in the concepts and tools needed to become a competent, ethical practitioner; implement and evaluate multi-tiered interventions; and facilitate systems-level change. Useful pedagogical features include illustrative vignettes and end-of-chapter discussion questions and activities. New to This Edition*Incorporates up-to-date research findings and professional standards.*Expanded coverage of response to intervention, cultural and linguistic diversity issues, and evidence-based practice in mental health.*Chapter on legal issues includes expanded coverage of IDEIA and other recent federal mandates.



The PTA Handbook

The PTA Handbook Author Kathleen A. Curtis
ISBN-10 1556426216
Release 2005
Pages 306
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Are you tired of searching through multiple texts, articles, and other references to find the information you need? The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant contains extensive coverage of the most pertinent issues for the physical therapist assistant, including the physical therapist-physical therapist assistant preferred relationship, evidence-based practice and problem-solving, essentials of information competence, and diversity. This comprehensive text successfully guides the student from admission into a physical therapist assistant program to entering clinical practice. The user-friendly format allows easy navigation through topics including changes and key features of the health care environment, guides to essential conduct and behavior, and ethical and legal considerations. Strategies are provided to successfully manage financial decisions and curriculum requirements, as well as opportunities and obstacles that may emerge. The physical therapist - physical therapist assistant relationship-often a source of confusion for health care and academic administrators, academic and clinical faculty, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants-is specifically profiled and analyzed. The authors clarify this relationship by utilizing an appropriate mixture of case studies, multiple examples, and current reference documents. The physical therapist - physical therapist assistant relationship-often a source of confusion for health care and academic administrators, academic and clinical faculty, physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants-is specifically profiled and analyzed. The authors clarify this relationship by utilizing an appropriate mixture of case studies, multiple examples, and current reference documents. Each chapter is followed by a "Putting It Into Practice" exercise, which gives the reader an opportunity to apply the information in their educational or clinical practice setting. The information presented is current and represents the evolution of the physical therapy profession over the past 35 years, since the inception of the physical therapist assistant role. The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant is an essential reference for students, educators, counselors, and therapy managers who want to maximize the potential for success of the physical therapist assistant. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis is the winner of the "President’s Award of Excellence” for 2005 at California State University, Fresno Topics Include: Evolving roles in physical therapy Interdisciplinary collaboration Legal and ethical considerations Cultural competence Learning and skill acquisition Effective studying and test-taking strategies Preparation for the licensure examination Clinical supervision, direction, and delegation Planning for career development