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School Psychology Students/Interns

School Psychology Students/Interns

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School Psychology Students and Interns

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. — Albert Einstein

Dana Weiss, FASP's Student Delegate


Certification and Licensure

FASP's Training & Credentialing Committee offers guidance to school psychology certification, licensure, internships, and training programs. The committee serves as a liaison between FASP and Florida's eight graduate training programs in school psychology.

Information on licensure in other states is provided through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) at: http://www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx

The School Psychologists site is designed to simplify and expedite the search for licensure or certification requirements specific to each state by directing students to the appropriate locations on a state's licensing or regulatory board website (http://www.school-psychologists.com/).


Begin Your Advocacy Efforts Now
Florida School Safety Act - SB284 (Negron) and HB369 (LaRosa)

The FASP Executive Board, at the request of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) has signed on in support of the Florida School Safety Act - SB284 (Negron) and HB369 (LaRosa). These Senate and House bills are essentially identical (http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0284/BillText/c1/HTML). The bills as amended have a potentially lifesaving effect. more...

The Role of Student Services Personnel in Florida Schools: Creating Safe Schools through School-Based Mental Health Supports
The Florida Association of Student Services Administrators (FASSA) addresses how student services personnel contribute to safe schools by providing mental health supports to students. Representative Gayle Harrell, Chair of the Families Subcommittee, has recently requested information from superintendents regarding the mental health needs of public school students. We have a great opportunity and obligation to educate educational stakeholders and legislators on school-based mental heatlh this session.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNS

Internship Guide
Students, are you interested in information regarding internships? If so, don't miss our Internship Guide! This guide indicates which counties have internships, names and numbers for the contact person, and all of the perks regarding each. (view | download)


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT DELEGATE
The role of the Student Delegate(s) is to serve as a liaison between FASP and the School Psychology students of Florida. The goal is to serve prospective school psychology students by providing information about the different graduate programs throughout Florida, answering questions or concerns about applying for such a program, and addressing any other needs or ideas a student may present. In addition, the student delegate hopes to serve current graduate students by creating open lines of communication so students can share any personal or professional concerns, needs, or ideas related to issues in School Psychology. Please feel free to email the chairperson(s) with ideas or questions.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN FASP NOW AS A STUDENT?

  • Receive reduced rates to attend the annual conference, summer institute and regional workshops
  • Keep informed on current issues and how other psychologists in the state are contributing to the field through frequent email communications and FASP publications
  • Receive important information on issues being discussed by our legislators at the state level
  • Learn FASP's platform on these important issues and learn ways of advocating for an area of concern to you
  • Receive an opportunity to share research or experiences from practica and internships by contributing articles to the newsletter and website

Allow your voice to be heard by participating in surveys, assisting with work of FASP committees, or sending suggestions to the Executive Board members.

INTERNSHIPS
FASP has established an Internship Standardization Process, which requests students to apply in the month of January and districts hold interviews in the month of February (see process).

Interested in information regarding internships? If so, don't miss our Internship Guide! This guide shows which counties have internships, names and numbers for the contact person, and all of the perks regarding each site, and other helpful information.(view | download)

Interested in learning from someone who has recently been through the internship process? Read an article from FASP's Newsletter about the 2010 Student Delegate's experiences and reflections on applying and interviewing for internships in Florida school districts.

FASP is honored to offer the following recording of Rhonda Said's heavily attended and always appreciated presentation on Preparing for Your School Psychology Internship. A special thanks to Rhonda Said, Nova Southeastern University, and the Training & Credentialing Committee for making this a possibility.

HOW IS ATTENDING A FASP CONFERENCES GOING TO BENEFIT ME?
FASP Conferences Allow Students to:

  • Choose from a variety of workshops providing information and resources on topics of interest to you
  • Strengthen research and presentation skills through student-to-student presentations
  • Volunteer at the conference and learn how a conference operates
  • Receive beneficial information on employment opportunities, resume design, and interviewing skills
  • View the latest assessment materials and products at the resource fair
  • Receive training from some of the most widely known experts in the field
  • Create new ideas for future research, presentations, and publications
  • Become informed on a topic and share the knowledge with fellow classmates back at your university program
  • Meet and collaborate with other students in the state
  • Develop relationships with other professionals in the field
  • Make connections with district personnel from around the state to discuss internship and employment opportunities

  • Links of Interest
    School Psychology Program Information
    State Associations
    FASP Training & Credentialing Committee

    Prospective Students

    Pursuing a degree in School Psychology in Florida...
    It can be a daunting task to choose a graduate school and program to attend. Choosing your graduate program is the first step in entering the exciting field of School Psychology. We have provided you with a list of the schools in Florida that offer graduate programs in this field and the programs each school offers. In addition, a website to each school is provided so you can email the appropriate contacts and review the information from the original source.

    We wish you luck as you embark upon this exciting phase in your academic career.

    Argosy University (Degree: M.A.)
    Sarasota, Florida
    Main website: http://www.argosy.edu
    School Psychology Website: http://www.argosy.edu/colleges/ProgramDetail.aspx?ID=764

    Barry University (Degree: SSP)
    Miami Shores, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.barry.edu/
    School Psychology Website: http://www.barry.edu/psychologyssp/default.asp

    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Degree: Ed.S.)
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.famu.edu/

    Florida International University (Degree: Ed.S.)
    Miami, Florida
    Main Website: www.fiu.edu
    School Psychology Website: http://education.fiu.edu/specialist_degrees.html

    Florida State University (Degree: M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D.)
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.fsu.edu/
    School Psychology Website: http://www.epls.fsu.edu/schoolpsych/index.htm

    Nova Southeastern University (Degree: Psy.S., Psy.D.)
    Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
    Main website: http://www.nova.edu/
    School Psychology Website: http://cps.nova.edu/programs/psys/

    University of Central Florida (Degree: Ed.S.)
    Orlando, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.ucf.edu/
    School Psychology Website: http://schpsy.education.ucf.edu/

    University of Florida (Degree: Ed.S., Ph.D.)
    Gainesville, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.ufl.edu/
    School Psychology Website: http://education.ufl.edu/EdPsych/schoolpsych/

    University of South Florida (Degree: Ed.S., Ph.D.)
    Tampa, Florida
    Main Website: http://www.usf.edu/index.asp
    School Psychology Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/schoolpsych/