School Psychologists and Evidence-Based Practice

January 11, 2010

With the development of the evidence-based practice (EBP) movement, training psychologists to work in schools is critical, says Thomas R. Kratochwill. But many challenges confront graduate training programs in psychology, including the increasing fragmentation of efforts to advance mental health and education services. Fragmentation can be seen at the level of government, professional organizations with a vested interest in the EBP movement, and organizations representing psychologists practicing in schools. Kratochwill says that solutions to this fragmentation can be addressed in part as the American Psychological Association forges partnerships with other organizations, with government agencies, and with other special interest groups, with a common goal of merging science and practice. More information is available here.