matters Posted August 5, 2010 Share Posted August 5, 2010 Hi all. This is my first post. I'm interesting in applying for school psychology graduate programs. I've done some research on which are NASP certified. I'm not really interested in research and more so in practice. I have already graduated with an MA in counseling psychology, MFT, and I'm already working towards licensure for my MFT license. I have about 1300 hours left. After working in a non-public school for 2 years (1 through traineeship and 1 year as an MFT Intern), I've decided that working in a school, public or private is something that I really want to pursue and that a private practice is not really something I'd pursue in the near future. Working with children and families are my primary interest. School psychology is something that I believe I would be interested in, especially consultations, assessment, working more closely with teachers and administrators, along with continuing to be able to work with children and their families. I guess my question is whether or not going back to school for school psychology would be worth the time and effort since I'm already on track for my MFT license. I'm aware that I will not be able to test or assess with an MFT license and would not be able to work in most, if not all, public schools in the capacity that I would want to as I would with school psychology. Second, because I'm not especially interested in research, would getting a masters rather than a doctorate suit my interest more? Thirdly, briefly, I do know that I would have to take extra steps to obtain national certification if I do not go to an NASP certified school. Is there any detriment to graduating from a program that is not certified, even if I plan to stay in the state in which I practice? Any information and/or opinions are greatly appreciated. Thank you all for your time in reading. Matt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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