Current practices and future directions in psychopharmacological training and collaboration in school psychology

Michael L. Sulkowski, Cary Jordan, Matthew L. Nguyen

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Abstract

School psychologists frequently examine children who are prescribed psychotropic medications. With advanced training in psychological assessment and professional consultation, school psychologists may play an integral role in assisting with children's psychopharmacological treatment regimens. In this vein, this article discusses various ways for school psychologists to overcome barriers to collaborating with physicians including, strategies to overcoming obstacles related to cross-discipline information sharing time or workload constraints, communication challenges, and professional role expectations. Finally, the article discusses ways for school psychology students or practitioners of school psychology to increase their knowledge of pediatric psychopharmacology relative to their current training or experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-244
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of School Psychology
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Consultation
  • Medication management
  • Pediatric psychopharmacology
  • Prescription privileges
  • School psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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