School Psychology Assessment Centers (SPAC) developed at the University-level are crucial in developing competent school psychologists. While many models on how to develop mental health centers are in existence, a new model exists for creating a SPAC on a University campus that is specifically designed to serve the diverse surrounding community and postsecondary students (see Ellis-Hervey et al., 2016). The community’s needs were reviewed, including missing service links in the region, and identification of potential clients who would benefit most from services provided. Senior students who work with clients in the SPAC gain assessment skills and build supervision skills through close interactions and consultation with junior students. New goals of the SPAC is to develop and implement academic, behavioral, social skills and therapy/counseling services.
Ellis-Hervey, Nina M. Ph.D., N.C.S.P., L.S.S.P., P.L.P.; Doss, Ashley B.S., MAIO-Cert; Davis-Gatti, DeShae M.A.; and Aura, Juliet BS/P
"Diversity Of Diagnoses And Student Learning Experiences In An On-Campus School Psychology Assessment Center: Future Directions And Focus,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 2
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol2/iss2/5