School Psychology (SCPS) Awareness Week

Education students share common goals; to help our children thrive in school, at home, and in life. This includes ensuring their safety and well-being, helping them build positive relationships, providing opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills, and encouraging them to take on challenges and persevere when things get tough. Taking a collaborative approach will help promote competence, achievement, and resiliency for children.

Students and faculty in SCPS are participating in National School Psychology Awareness Week: November 10–14, 2014.

Using the theme, “Strive. Grow. Thrive!” they will be hosting different activities throughout the week, including a bake sale in the Neville Scarfe Building on November 13th.

Stay tuned to the SCPS Student Association website for more information on awareness week activities and events!

School psychologists are members of the school team that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behaviour to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviourally, and emotionally. Furthermore, they guide support and interventions to students, such as learning assessments, academic and behavioural interventions, counselling, and social skills training. School psychologists consult with teachers, families, and other educators to improve support strategies and school-wide practices and policies.

Learn more about the School Psychology program area in Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education at UBC, or from the National Association of School Psychologists’ website.

SCPS Awareness Week 2014