Ch 1: Problem Identification in School Psychology

About This Chapter

Watch quick lessons to learn about problem identification in school psychology. Examine different identification processes, research tools and screening methods then take quizzes to test your knowledge of the material.

Problem Identification in School Psychology - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll get a firsthand look at the various processes that are used to identify problems in school settings. Subject experts walk you through the counseling intake process and show you the differences between structured and unstructured interviews. You'll identify different psychological research tools used in the field and learn how to use background information to identify problems. After watching all the lessons in this chapter, you'll know about:

  • Screening methods used in school psychology
  • Uses of observational and field research in data collection
  • Observation, measurement and experimentation as research tools
  • Process and limitations of using clinical interviews
  • Initial interview of a student

Watching videos is a fun and easy way to learn about problem identification methods used in school psychology. The engaging graphics and dynamic animations featured in these video lessons help you quickly retain key info. The lesson transcripts that come with the video are a convenient tool for referencing important definitions and vocabulary, and the self-assessment quizzes help you easily determine how well you understand the material or which concepts require further review. You can use video tags to find main points in the video without having to re-watch the entire lesson, and a chapter exam reinforces your understanding of the important takeaways from this chapter.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: Problem Identification in School Psychology
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The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

1. The Counseling Intake Process & Initial Interview

We will look at the counseling intake process as a person who is entering in counseling. Each step will be explained by a process we are all familiar with: medical doctor's office visits.

Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

2. Structured Interview: Definition, Process & Example

Psychologists and researchers often use structured interviews in order to gain information in an efficient and streamlined manner. Learn more about structured interviews through examples in this lesson, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

3. Unstructured Interview: Definition, Advantages, Disadvantages & Example

Have you ever been interviewed for a job? If so, you've probably participated in an unstructured interview. Learn more about unstructured interviews from examples and test your new knowledge with a quiz in this lesson.

Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

4. Clinical Interviews in Psychological Assessment: Purpose, Process, & Limitations

Psychologists are not mind-readers. Like medical doctors, psychologists have to assess their patients to find out what's wrong. In this lesson, we'll examine the most commonly used psychological assessment: the clinical interview.

Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

5. Psychological Research Tools: Observation, Measurement & Experimentation

What are the primary ways a psychologist goes about conducting research? In this lesson, we will look at the three main ways a researcher can go about learning something, as well as some of the more famous psychological research that has used these techniques.

How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

6. How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data

Psychologists have many different options for where and how to do research. Watch this video to learn more about the difference in field and lab research and the advantages and disadvantages of observational research

Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

7. Identifying Student Psychological Problems with Background Information

When a student is in crisis, they need to know they have someone looking out for their well-being. This lesson will describe how to gain deeper background knowledge that will assist with helping students with psychological problems.

Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

8. Screening Measures & Methods in School Psychology

In this lesson, we review various screening measures and methods utilized in school psychology, including a review of some of the standard tests used to evaluate students.

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Practice Final Exam
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