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School Psychology Services
Purpose: School psychologists are the mental health professionals who help children and youth overcome barriers to success in school, at home, and in life. They use many different strategies to address individual needs, as well as enhance systems that support students on school and district-wide levels.
School psychologists lower barriers to healthy learning and behavior through intervention, prevention, assessment, consultation, and advocacy. School psychologists work with parents, educators, and other mental health service providers to help each child develop resiliency, competence, and self esteem, resulting in improving the lives and learning of children and youth. (National Association of School Psychologists, 2004).
School Psychology Internship Information
The Colorado School Mental Health Advisory Committee and university partners have reviewed and finalized the school psychology internship guidance, Metro Internship Timeline Expectations, and the form for districts to complete so that their internships will be posted on the internship matrix.
- Please complete the school psych intern information form 2020-2021 Internship Information Form by December 18th
- You can check to see if your district has provided their information by checking the 2020-2021 School Psychology Internship Matrix.
- If you are not offering internships during the 2021-2022 school year, please indicate no internships will be offered
- Please review the Colorado School Psychology Internship Guidance
- Please review the 2020 - 2021 Colorado Metro School Psychology Internship Timeline
- Note that internship information will populate in the 2020-2021 School Psychology Internship Matrix. Districts have been prompted to provide this information by Dec. 18th. So please be patient and give them time to gather and provide the necessary information.
2020-2021 Internship Information and Documents
If you miss the 12/18 deadline, email your internship info to Krista Klabo, and she will update the matrix on Wednesdays and Fridays. For help, contact Krista Klabo at Klabo_K@cde.state.co.us.
Colorado School Psychology and Social Worker Positions
Please note that this may not include all of the jobs open in Colorado. Visit individual district websites for a complete list of job opportunities. All applications should be submitted directly to the district in which you are applying.
Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. CBITS uses cognitive-behavioral techniques (e.g., psychoeducation, relaxation, social problem solving, cognitive restructuring, and exposure).
CBITS is designed to reduce symptoms of:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Behavioral problems.
CBITS is designed to improve:
- Grades and attendance.
- Peer and parent support.
- Coping skills.
CDE is offering this FREE virtual CBITS training for school teams (minimum of two people) per team. This training is an all-day virtual training (8:30am - 3:30pm) with 5 hours of pre-homework that is required in order to participate. Each date is limited to 15 people maximum.
Participants will receive 5 hours of CE credit from the CBITS pretraining and 6.5 CDE clock hours for participating in the training.
2021 Training Dates: Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 27, Jun 10.
School Psychology Resources:
- Colorado School Society of Psychologists
- The National Association of School Psychologists
- University Training Programs:
- Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - A Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators (PDF)
- Colorado Bilingual School Mental Health Network
For more information, please contact:
Krista Klabo, Ed.S NCSP
School Psychology and Special Education Evaluation Specialist
(720) 284 – 2524
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