Dr. Kratochwill speaks of the benefits of working in school psychology and the practices that would best prepare someone interested in school psychology.
Dr. Kratochwill informs of the importance of school psychology within the education system, as well as why doctoral level training is imperative for preparing school psychologists.
Here are some of the ways the National Register of Health Service Psychologists
relates to school psychologists.
The National Register’s 2011 AM Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Thomas Kratochwill, PhD, who has been credentialed by the National Register since 1978.
Dr. Kratochwill was nominated by Craig Albers, PhD, who aptly summarized Tom’s accomplishments, “With trademarks of research excellence and unparalleled professional versatility, Tom's stellar reputation within the fields of psychology and education is unanimously recognized by his colleagues. He has virtually reshaped school psychology education and training through his prolific publication record, leadership, teaching, outreach, mentorship, and professional development activities in psychology.”
While Tom was in our office in DC, we filmed him discussing the growth in the field of school psychology, and the role of the National Register in supporting school psychologists as health service providers. I encourage you to watch the videos on this page and pass the link along to your students and trainees.
The CDSPP requirements for internship (http://sites.google.com/site/cdspphome/cdspp-internship-guidelines) were adopted from the National Register criteria developed in 1980. This relationship means the National Register’s credential review and banking of internship documentation on behalf of school psychology students can help them make sure they qualify for licensure, mobility options, and the Health Service Provider in Psychology credential.
If your students want more information about what they should consider when selecting an internship (especially a non-APA accredited site), you can access the Pitfalls in Internship Selection article that I wrote for the APPIC newsletter at www.nationalregister.org/internship_pitfals.pdf.
The deadline for doctoral students, postdoctoral trainees, and early career psychologists (ECPs) to apply for National Register credentialing scholarships is 3/15/2012. National Register has now awarded credentialing scholarships to more than 500 doctoral students, postdocs, and ECPs. We have received a modest number of applications from school psychologists, but we would like to broaden our outreach in the field. Therefore, we encourage you to pass the opportunity along – you can forward the eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and a list of winners to your students and trainees directly from www.NationalRegister.org.
The National Register is now accepting applications for the open positions on its Board of Directors. In the announcement, the Board specifically identified its desire for candidates with, “experience in training sites, including schools or other places where school psychology graduates are employed…” Applicants must be currently credentialed by the National Register, but we require no minimum number of years of licensure status, and encourage applications from early career psychologists.