School Psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They are trained in the areas of mental health, child development, school organization, learning styles and processes, behavior, motivation, and effective teaching.
School Psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems. They develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
Most School Psychologists provide the following services:
- Research and Planning
The School Psychologist for the Santa Paula Union High School District is located in the Educational Services Office. For more information call (805)525-4406 ext 214.