Standard 8: Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility

The program provides candidates with opportunities and experiences to assess their own self-esteem and to demonstrate an understanding of principles associated with the building of (a) self-esteem, (b) personal and social responsibility, and (c) their relationship to the life-long learning process.

1. Unique Qualities of Each Individual

Candidates demonstrate  knowledge of how unique qualities of each individual are accepted, appreciated,  affirmed and used as a bridge to positive personal relations in the following coursework:

*Psychology 270T - Working with Diverse Students and Families
  o Entire Syllabus
Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Roles: Cognitive Assessment - Session 10
  o Roles: Assessment of Adaptive Behavior - Session 11
  o Roles: Academic Assessment - Session 13
  o Cultural and Individual Differences - Session 26
  o Multicultural School Psychology - Session 27
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Learning Objective - 1
Psychology 285 - Assessment  of Learning and Developmental Problems
  o Assessment  in context: assessment in an ecological model - Session 2
Psychology 255T - Contemporary Social Psychology
  o Lecture on Culture - Session 4
  o Discuss: Contrast effects and the perception  of beauty - Session 12
  o Discuss Examples  of subtle racism, sexism, or ethnocentrism - Session 20

2. School Organizational and Educational Policies

Candidates understand the importance of school organizational  and educational policies and procedures as they relate to effective classroom management, positive adult-pupil relationships,  effective approaches to discipline, and the development  of personal and social responsibility  and self-esteem in the following courses:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2,3,5
  o Group Contingencies/ Classroom  Management/ Taken Economies - Session 8
  o Intervention Selection/Empirically Supported  Intervention - Session 5
  o Behavior  Intervention Case Management (BICM) Training - Lecture 1 Functional Analysis/Hughes Bill/FBA - Session 6
Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o System Consultation-Session 23, 24
  o Teacher and Student Interviews – Session 2

3. Partners

Candidates know how schools, families, and communities act as partners in guiding pupils' acquisition of self-esteem, social, and personal responsibility through the following coursework:

Psychology 270T - Working with Diverse Students and Families
  o Creating educational environments that promote acceptance-Section 1 - Session 2
Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2,5
  o Home-school Collaboration/Homework Interventions - Session  9
  o Three-Tier Model for ADHD - Session  11
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
Psychology 279 - Consultation and Intervention
  o Multicultural Consultation - Session 15
  o Class Discussion of the Observations/Multicultural Consultation Continued/Case Study – Session 16
  o Class Discussion of the Interview/Home- School/Collaboration/Working with Parents - Session 25
  o Home-School Collaboration Continued; Conjoint Behavior Consultation-  Session 26
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior
  o Learning Objective -  1,6
  o Working with Families and Students of Diverse Backgrounds -
Session 4

4. Self-esteem and School Climate

Candidates demonstrate an understanding of how self-esteem affects each pupil and the overall school climate through the following coursework:

*Psychology 205 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  o Self and Personality Overview and Empirical - Session 18,19
  o Schooling Overview and Empirical - Session 25, 26
Psychology 277 – Role & Function
  o Session 1 – Preventing Stress and Managing Burnout
  o Session 14 – Assessment of Emotional Disorders
Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for School Violence/Gangs/Resiliency Model -
Session 14
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - Session 15
  o Preschool Interventions-Social Skills/Communication - Session  16
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Learning Objective - 3
  o Childhood Depression - Session 7
  o Goal 1

5. Personal  and Social Responsibility

Candidates understand how personal and social responsibility relate to citizenship in a changing society through coursework in:

Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Ethical Issues - Session 24
  o The Future of School Psychology - Session 29
*Psychology 255T - Contemporary Social Psychology
  o Discuss Examples  of subtle racism, sexism, or ethnocentrism -
Session 20

6. Candidates' Self-Esteem

Candidates  recognize how their own self-esteem  affects pupils, staff, and families. Each semester the faculty members meet with each candidate to provide him/her with feedback in terms of his/her development  as a professional  school psychologist. Coursework  includes:

*Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Roles: Consultation - Session 15
  o Roles: Intervention - Session 16
  o Roles: Prevention - Session 17
*Psychology 278 - Intervention  and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2,3
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for School Violence/Gangs/Resiliency Model -
Session 14
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion- Session 15
  o Preschool Interventions-Social Skills/Communication - Session  16
Psychology 279 - Consultation and Supervision
  o Examinations and Major Assignments - Part 3, Pg, 7
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Working with Families and Students of Diverse Backgrounds -
Session 4
  o Childhood Depression-  Session 7

7. Knowledge of Curriculum

Candidates demonstrate knowledge of curriculum related to self-esteem, personal, and  social responsibility  in the following courses:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning  Objectives 1
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for School Violence/Gangs/Resiliency Model -
Session 14
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - Session 15
  o Preschool Interventions-Social Skills/Communication - Session  16
Psychology 282 – Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Childhood Depression - Session 7

8. Benefits of Positive Self-Esteem

Candidates display an understanding of the benefits of positive personal  self-esteem and its impact on pupil resiliency  and learning in the following  courses:

Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2,
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for School Violence/ Gangs/Resiliency Model -
Session 14
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Behavior Assessment System for Children- Session 3

9. Social Skills Training

Candidates effectively  demonstrate skill in methods  of social skills training that enhance pupils' ability to use positive  decision  making  skills in social situations. All candidates in the Psychology 277 course, Role and Function  of the School Psychologist are taught how to implement  social skills training groups with young children in the Parlier Unified School District. The candidates conduct  these groups over the course of their first year in the Program.  Coursework included:

*Psychology 277 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist
  o Roles: Consultation- Session 15 o Roles: Intervention- Session 16 o Roles: Prevention- Session 17
*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1
  o Three-Tier Model for Social Skills/Bullying/GLBT Awareness -
Session 12
  o Preschool Interventions-Social Skills/Communication - Session 16
Interventions for Students with Autism-Classroom interventions/Social Skills/Communication Training/Pivotal Response Training - Session 17
Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Behavior Assessment System for Children- Session 3
Psychology 287 - School Psychology Practicum 1st year fall
  o Social skill training - Session 3

10. Multiple Procedures  for the Assessment  of Self-Esteem

Candidates demonstrate  knowledge of and ability to use multiple procedures for the assessment of self-esteem in the following course:

*Psychology 278 - Intervention and Prevention
  o Learning Objectives 1,2
  o Three-Tier Model for Anxiety/ Depression - Session 13
  o Three-Tier Model for Health Promotion - Session 15
*Psychology 282 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
  o Historical Context of Child Therapy - Session  2
  o Behavior Assessment System  for Children - Session  3

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