Clinical Supervision for Practicing School Psychologists
Thursdays, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17/15
Instructor: Barbara Miller, Ph.D.
William James College offers group supervision for practicing school psychologists. Clinical supervision promotes reflective practice, supports ongoing professional development, affords consultation on legal and ethical issues, and helps practitioners effectively address the challenges of providing school psychological services. Clinical supervision is essential for ongoing development of the skills, knowledge, and professional behaviors that enable schools psychologists to function at a high level and to engage in independent practice.
Participation in a clinical supervision group will:
Participants: This opportunity is open to any graduate of a planned program in school psychology who is concurrently employed as a school psychologist in Massachusetts. It is intended for school psychologists who have little or no access to clinical supervision in their jobs, especially early career school psychologists.
Supervisors: Experienced school psychology trainers who qualify as an Approved Supervisor, per Educational Psychologist licensure requirements (see http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/mh/regulations/rules-and-regs/262-cmr-500.html).
Schedule: Supervision groups of up to six (6) participants will meet on a given weekday for 8 two-hour sessions (approximately biweekly) over the course of a semester. The groups will continue to meet for another 8 sessions in the spring—dates to be announced.
Note: William James College will not be offering PDPs or CE credits for this activity, as there is no pre-determined curriculum.
Program Code: CS15-5
Fee: $400 for 8 sessions
Location: Room 228, William James College, Newton
Barbara Miller, Ph.D., is a licensed educational psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University and during her course of studies her interest in learning disorders was kindled. She worked in the public schools (Concord and Concord-Carlisle) as a school psychologist for 34 years and served for many years as a field supervisor for graduate students in school psychology. She also coordinated professional development for the school psychologists who were part of the regional educational collaborative. The later part of her public school career was focused on middle school education, as she served as the department chairperson for student support services and the team chairperson for special education. She has been very active in the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA), of which she is a past president. She has been honored by MSPA with the School Psychologist of the Year award and the Lifetime Achievement award. Her current interests include advocating for the expanded role of the school psychologist and developing a curriculum for school-based mental health teams.