Handbook of Australian School Psychology

Integrating International Research, Practice, and Policy

Editors: Thielking, Monica, Terjesen, Mark D. (Eds.)

  • ​Synthesizes international school psychology issues and practices within the context of factors unique to Australia
  • Examines diverse education, training, job titles, and practices of school psychologists in Australia
  • Explores the demands on service delivery within mainstream metropolitan areas as well as across a vast geographic landscape
  • Discusses technology-based service delivery options for varied student populations​
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This handbook addresses the current state and practice of school psychology with a focus on standards unique to Australia, including historical, legal, ethical, practical, and training factors. It provides a compilation of the most current research-based practices as well as guidelines for evidence-based assessment and intervention for common conditions (e.g., autism, depression, learning disabilities) and for delivering appropriate services to targeted student populations (e.g., LGBT, gifted, medical issues). Chapters discuss the application of national and international school psychology practices within the Australian educational and psychological structure. The handbook also examines the lack of formal resources specific to Australia’s culture and psychology systems, with its unique mix of metropolitan cities and the vast geographic landscape that spans regional and remote areas. It offers numerous case studies and innovative school mental health programs as well as recommendations for professional development and advocacy that are unique to Australian school psychology. 
Topics featured in this Handbook include:

  • Evidence-based assessment and intervention for dyscalculia and mathematical disabilities.
  • Identification and management of adolescent risk-taking behaviors and addictions. 
  • Understanding and responding to crisis and trauma in the school setting.
  • Prevention and intervention for bullying in schools.
  • Class and school-wide approaches to addressing behavioral and academic needs. 
  • The role of school psychologists in the digital age.
  • Practical advice for school psychologists facing complex ethical dilemmas.
The Handbook of Australian School Psychology is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in child and school psychology, social work, and related fields that address mental health services for children and adolescents. 

About the authors

Dr Monica Thielking worked for over ten years in Melbourne secondary schools as a youth worker, careers counsellor and school psychologist. In 2006, after completing her Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology focusing on the role of school psychologists, she accepted the position as the Australian Psychological Society’s National Advisor to Psychologists in Schools where she provided professional guidance, led advocacy campaigns, developed landmark resources, Chaired the APS National School Psychology Reference Group, and founded and convened the APS Psychologists in Schools Interest Group. Dr Thielking’s appointment at Swinburne University of Technology in 2010 facilitated her research and teaching on issues around school psychology, youth homelessness, student equity and ethical psychological practice. In 2015, Dr Thielking was appointed the Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Psychological Sciences and convenes a unit on ethical and professional psychological practice. Dr Thielking’s work has had significant impact on government policy, service delivery and school psychology practice and she regularly presents at national and international conferences. Dr Thielking currently holds the position as Program Chair of the Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools.
Dr Mark Terjesen is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University and program director of the School Psychology (PsyD and MS) programs. He earned his PhD in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. Dr Terjesen has presented at a number of national and international conferences on topics that include matters related to REBT, the assessment and treatment of ADHD, professional school psychology issues, as well as cultural concerns. Dr. Terjesen has trained many professionals internationally in school psychology and the use of cognitive behavioral practices with children and families. Dr Terjesen has served as President of the School Division of the New York State Psychological Association as the President of the Trainers of School Psychologists, the largest national training organisation for school psychology faculty members, and is a Past President of the Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association of which he is also a Fellow.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • National and International Perspectives on School Psychology: Research, Practice and Policy

    Faulkner, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • A History of School Psychology in Australia

    Campbell, Marilyn (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • School Psychological Practice with Indigenous Students in Remote Australia

    Edwards, Sue (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • Child and Adolescent Development

    Shute, Rosalyn H. (et al.)

    Pages 65-80

  • The Culturally Competent School Psychologist

    Ortiz, Samuel O. (et al.)

    Pages 81-110

Buy this book

eBook $309.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45166-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $399.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-45164-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Australian School Psychology
Book Subtitle
Integrating International Research, Practice, and Policy
Editors
  • Monica Thielking
  • Mark D. Terjesen
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45166-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45166-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45164-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVI, 799
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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