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Cns 688 - Professional School Psychology
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COURSE SYLLABUS OUTLINE CNS 688 Professional School Psychology Spring 2012 Department Educational Studies Leadership and Counseling Course Number CNS 688 Professional School Psychology Credit Hours 3 hours Instructor Mardis Dunham Ph D 3217 Alexander Hall 809 6466 Email mdunham murraystate edu Class Times Mondays 5 8 2213 Alexander Hall Office Hours Monday through Thursday 8 am to 2 pm before and after class as needed or by appointment DEPARTMENT EDUCATIONAL STUDEIES LEADERSHIP COUNSELING COURSE PREFIX CNS COURSE NUMBER 688 CREDIT HOUR 3 I TITLE Professional School Psychology II COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PREREQUISITES This course provides an overview of school psychology and integrates theory and practice in all areas of the field The course includes the historical evolution of school psychology learning theories psychoeducational assessment psychotherapeutic theory legal and ethical issues and the role and function of school psychologists III COURSE OBJECTIVES NASP 2010 training standards domains are in parentheses New counselor standards are in brackets EPSB standards are in italics Experienced Teacher Standards are underlined Students will gain knowledge of 1 2 3 4 5 6 The evolution and role function of school psychology 2 10 Leadership Best practice in contingency management 2 4 C 8 The legal ethical and professional issues influencing school psych 2 10 Ethics 1 Consultation theory as it applies to school family systems 2 2 2 5 Leadership 6 Best practices in providing intervention services 2 3 2 4 C 5 8 Crises intervention 2 6 C 5 Leadership In addition to the NASP training domains this course specifically addresses Category V Subsections A and B Ethical and Legal Considerations in the School Psychology Specialty Exam PRAXIS 400 This course requires a great amount of reading is communication intensive and focuses on the mastery of both oral and written skills Toward this focus assignments have been designed to emphasize written and oral communication development as measured through class assignments oral and written product development and portfolio entries The COE Conceptual Framework and the Theme of the Educator as a Reflective Decision Maker are addressed in this course by urging students to reflect upon their professional development throughout the course in the form of specific assignments The Theme of Diversity is explored in this course through lecture selected readings and review of the ethical code Technology is addressed through the provision of current web resources related to professional school psychology Additionally students will be required to search the web for pertinent resources as described in Section V IV CONTENT OUTLINE See attached V INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES Lecture discussion format current issues research and presentation on demand tasks VI FIELD CLINICAL AND OR LABORATORY EXPERIENCES Students are required to interview a school psychologist VII TEST S AND RESOURCES Students will utilize the MSU library holdings instructorprovided resources websites www nasponline org and www kde ky us Fagan Wise 2000 School Psychology Past Present and Future 2nd Edition Best Practices in School Psychology 5th Edition and WrightsLaw A Texts Best Practices in School Psychology 5 2008 A Thomas and J Grimes Eds National Association of School Psychologists Washington DC NASP Fagan T Wise P 2000 School psychology Past present and future 2nd ed White Plains NY Longman B References nasponline org must be a student member VIII GRADING PROCEDURES Task Summary of school psychologist interview Final Notebook of Current Issues Legal Issues Paper Mid Term and Final Chapter Questions 7 sets Points 10 100 50 100 each 10 each 70 pts 430 total pts 387 A 344 B Note Grades Lower than a B are unacceptable for the school psychology program Grades below B will automatically be flagged and prompt a faculty review of the student s progress in the program Assignments have specific due dates Late assignments will be penalized 25 for each week it is late No incompletes will be given in this class IX ATTENDANCE POLICY Students are expected to adhere to the MSU attendance Policy outlined in the current MSU Bulletins X ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY Cheating plagiarism submitting another person s materials as one s own or doing work for another person which will receive academic credit are all impermissible This includes the use of unauthorized books notebooks or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination the unauthorized copying of examinations assignments reports or term papers or the presentation of unacknowledged materials as if it were the student s own work Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the academic discipline administered by the faculty member who teaches the course in which the cheating took place Note Faculty reserve the right to invalidate any examination or other evaluative measures if substantial evidence exists that the integrity of the examination has been compromised XI NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT Murray State University endorses the intent of all federal and state laws created to prohibit discrimination Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race color national origin gender sexual orientation religion age veteran status or disability in employment admissions or the provision or services and provides up on request reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal access to participate in all programs and activities For more information contact Director of Equal Opportunity Murray State University 103 Wells Hall Murray KY 42071 3318 Telephone 270 809 3155 voice 270 809 3361 TDD Tentative Content Outline Date Topic 1 23 Introduction syllabus review History of School Psychology Employment Contexts 1 30 Role and Function Preparation of Sch Psy 2 6 Domains of training supervision legal issues 2 13 Legal issues cont Ethical issues Questions due Ch 1 2 5 2 20 Ethical issues cont Questions due Ch 8 11 14 2 27 Paradigm shift and RTI Questions Ch 39 40 41 3 5 Problem solving consultation models Effective special educational practices Effective schools Questions due Ch 53 57 67 3 12 Mid term notes chapters to this point 3 19 ESL multicultural issues working with families Questions Due Ch 70 71 79 3 26 Spring Break 4 2 Contingency management Questions due Ch 88 91 104 4 9 Crisis management 4 16 Intervention presentations Questions due 108 133 138 4 23 Intervention


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