School Psychology Awareness Week 2016

The theme this year is Small Steps Change Lives. Their goal is to highlight how taking small steps can build greater successes and develops the academic and social-emotional skills students need to promote personal achievement, growth, and resilience, as well as a sense of belonging and well-being.

School Psychology students and faculty are participating in National School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW): November 14 – 18.


Wednesday, November 16 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.


Find the School Psychology table, enjoy some free coffee, and enter contest to win a Starbucks gift card.


Join SCPS in Scarfe 310 at 5:00 p.m. to watch the award-winning film Resilience. This documentary chronicles the impact of toxic stress on children’s well-being and explores strategies used by educators, therapists, pediatricians, and communities to disrupt cycles of violence and trauma.

Thursday, November 17 from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.


The annual and ever-popular SPAW bake sale fundraiser takes place in the Neville Scarfe Building (2125 Main Mall) lobby!

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