Ph.D. - School Psychology
School Psychology at the University of Oregon prepares psychologists who work effectively with others in the identification and remediation of social and educational problems with children and adults.
The aim of professional preparation is to develop school psychologists who are grounded thoroughly in the principles of human behavior and educational psychology. UO School Psychology students master skills in assessing the academic and social development of children and adults within specific environments and ecological confines; planning, implementing, and evaluating academic and behavioral interventions; and consulting and training with parents, teachers, and related school personnel.
School psychology students at the University of Oregon are trained to be scientists/practitioners. This approach means that students master and employ valid scientific methods and valid assessment and intervention strategies to prevent and resolve problems. Interventions are treated as plausible hypotheses that must be evaluated continuously as part of service provision. Each school psychology student's course of study is individualized to allow development of special expertise and interests.
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