School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation and use different strategies to address student needs to improve school and district-wide support systems. They work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents regarding effective teaching and learning strategies, effective techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, work with students with disabilities or with special talents, abuse of drugs and other substances, and assist with preventing and managing crises.
In addition, they also help with the following:
Student Assistance Counselor
The Student Assistance Counselor is a counselor that works for CAPE (Council on Addiction and Prevention) and is contracted to work in the school district to provide substance abuse prevention education to students, faculty, and families. They also assist in helping students to make healthy and responsible choices and to improve individual and quality of life by providing individual and group counseling, providing information and outside referral service recommendations as well as family communication programs
A referral for a student to work with the Student Assistance Counselor is usually in conjunction with the school guidance counselor and often times counsel students on a more frequent or long-term basis.