List of School Psychologist Skills

School Psychologist Skills for Resume, Cover Letters and Interviews

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A school psychologist helps children with emotional, social and academic issues, within an educational setting.  They collaborate with students, parents, and teachers to ensure the learning environment aligns with the needs of children.

A Master’s Degree in Psychology or Educational Psychology is a minimum requirement for school psychologists. Additional coursework varies by state, but many school psychologists are required to complete an additional 60 hours of coursework plus 1,200 internship hours.

It is recommended one checks state requirements prior to applying for graduate work. 

A school psychologist must have exceptional listening and time management skills, and be knowledgeable of all state and federal laws and requirements pertaining to their job. 

Here's a list of school psychologist skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

School Psychologist Skills

A - G

  • Act As a Liaison between the School and Community Agencies
  • Administer Psychology Tests
  • Assess Referred Students through Appropriate Testing and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Attend Referral and Placement Meetings to Discuss Intervention Strategies
  • Build Trusting Relationships with Students, Parents, and Staff Members
  • Collect Information through Observations, Interviews, Surveys, and Tests
  • Collaborate With Teachers, Students and Parents for Classroom and/ or Curricula Adaptations
  • Complete Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • Conduct Professional Development Workshops for Teaching Staff
  • Conduct Psychological Evaluations to Determine Learning, Emotional and/or Behavioral Needs
  • Develop Programs to Improve Schools and Workplaces Issues
  • Exceptional Time Management
  • Experience in a School-Based Setting 
  • Experience With Cognitive, Achievement and Behavioral Assessment Instruments
  • Facilitate Individual or Small Group Counseling for Students
  • Good Listener 

H - M

  • Handle Stressful Situations Professionally and Calmly
  • Identify and Diagnose Mental, Behavioral, or Emotional Disorders
  • Interpret Assessment Data and Make Recommendations for Intervention
  • Lead Special Education Teams through Evaluation Process
  • Knowledgeable of Effective Counseling Strategies
  • Maintain Case Records and Summarize Evaluation Results into Written Reports
  • Maintain High Level of Confidentiality
  • Maintain Evaluation and Special Education Records

N - S

  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team (MET) Meetings
  • Participate in Individualized Educational Planning Team (IEPT) Meetings
  • Promote Healthy Learning Environments 
  • Share Test Data with Teachers, Staff, and Students
  • Support Mental Health Services School Wide

T - Z

  • Thoughtful and Well-Spoken
  • Train Students, Parents and Teachers on How to Manage Crisis Situations 
  • Well-Versed in Applicable State and Federal Laws

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