School Psych Finds

School Psych Finds

Join the School Psych Finds community in learning more about the field of School Psychology, including helpful resources & tips. We’ll be covering topics in related fields such as psychology, mental health, human development, and education. This podcast is for anyone interested in these fields or who is (or is soon to be) a school psychologist! The host of School Psych Finds, Sophia, is a nationally certified school psychologist and a previous labor and postpartum doula. The School Psych Finds community originally started on Instagram and is still going strong. Find us there or on TikTok for more! Feel free to reach out and let me know what you’d like to see on the podcast. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review! For inquiries, please email: schoolpsychfinds@gmail.com

Episodes

November 2, 2022 35 min

What is a Specific Learning Disability (SLD)? How is it defined for IEP/Special Education purposes? How do school psychologists help to identify SLDs in schools? How does SLD identification in the school system differ from private practice and Specific Learning Disorders?

Listen in to learn about SLDs and some of the issues facing the field of psychology in this area!

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Episode 2: Intro to SPED Law
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Eating disorders and unhealthy body images seem to be all around us in today's world, especially with the rapid rise of social media and the seemingly unavoidable consumption of it by children. As school psychologists and mental health professionals, many of us come across children (seemingly at younger and younger ages) who seem to struggle with their body images and start down a path of disordered and unhealthy eating pattern...

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How do we know if students are really giving us sufficient effort during cognitive testing or even academic testing for special education? If we aren’t sure then how can we actually be sure that our tests are valid and accurate measures of their full abilities? On this episode, we focus on a topic that many of us probably haven't been taught about but that should likely be standard procedure in our assessments (whether that’s i...

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July 19, 2022 44 min

On this episode we discuss some specific strategies that can help to reduce overall stress and burnout as a school psychologist. Last episode, we discussed a lot of the challenges of this career. While there are some things that will always make our career difficult or that may take a while to change systematically, it's not all out of our control. There are some things we can do to help ourselves out! Let’s plan to make this y...

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On this episode, we discuss the challenges of being a school psychologist. What are the cons of being a school psychologist? Who should not become a school psychologist? This is a meaningful & rewarding career and it also comes with an incredible amount of stress that can lead many to burn out. New & aspiring psychologists- listen in to learn a bit of some of the challenges you might expect as a school psychologist. Experie...

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Let's discuss the benefits of being a school psychologist!  If you’ve been in the field for a while, this episode can help reignite your passion & remind you of all of the pros of our career! For aspiring/new psychs, this episode can help inspire & excite you about all the positives that come with being a school psychologist.

To keep things balanced, on the next episode of the School Psych Finds podcast, we'll discus...

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June 28, 2022 29 min

What does counseling look like in schools? There’s lots of debate about what school psychologists do in schools (therapy vs. counseling), so we will be discussing that. We’ll also discuss some of the unique benefits & challenges of being a school-based provider, including how it differs from private practice. Another big discussion includes important things to consider about confidentiality in the schools as a school-based prov...

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June 21, 2022 13 min

What is the training required to become a school psychologist? What degree do you need and how long does it take? What degree and training do most school psychologists have? Listen to this episode to find out! Tune in to find out and learn a little bit about my training in the process!

Make sure to check out Episode 1:  What is a School Psychologist if you haven't already!

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June 13, 2022 21 min

What is special education? Who is it for? What do school psychologists have to do with it? And what are the laws governing special education (aka: SPED). On today's episode we go into a general overview on these questions to learn more about the field of special education.

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June 13, 2022 17 min

What is a school psychologist? It's not as simple as you might think! On today's episode we discuss the highly specialized yet very broad field of school psychology.

Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or suggestions. I hope you enjoy learning about the field of school psychology!

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Join the School Psych Finds community in learning more about the field of School Psychology, including helpful resources & tips. We’ll be covering topics in related fields such as psychology, mental health, human development, education, and more. This podcast is for anyone interested in these fields or who is (or is soon to be) a school psychologist!

The host of School Psych Finds, Sophia, is a nationally certified school psycho...

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