Many Faces of a School Psychologist: Diverse Roles and Professions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify varied career opportunities available to school psychologists.
  2. understand the experiences, skills, and credentials that may prepare school psychologists for pursuing diverse job opportunities.
  3. familiarize themselves with how school psychologists can expand their scope of practice and expertise including and beyond school-based practice.


There are a variety of jobs available to school psychologists, both in and out of public schools. However, school psychology graduate students may only have experiences in public school settings during their training. The purpose of this panel-style session is to introduce attendees to nontraditional settings in which they can thrive. Panelists will provide an overview of their jobs and offer guidance on how to prepare for less traditional career paths.



Amy K. Barton, University of Houston
Katherine E. McLendon, Georgia State University
Sarah B. Bae, Chapman University


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