School Psychologists' Interprofessional Collaboration with Medical Providers: Training, Preparedness, Attitudes, and Current Practices

Jamie L Levine, Pace University

Abstract

While previous research has pointed to the importance of interprofessional collaboration (IPC) between school psychologists and medical providers in the provision of quality mental health care for youth with chronic health conditions, little is known about current IPC practices among school psychologists. This study sought to address this need by examining school psychology trainees' and professionals' perceptions of training, preparedness, attitudes, and current practices related to IPC with medical providers. Results of a survey with trainees and professionals (n = 317) indicated that school psychology trainees and professionals report relatively low levels of training and preparedness related to IPC with medical providers, positive attitudes towards interprofessional education, and limited engagement of IPC with medical providers. Additionally, results indicated that perceptions of training and preparedness related to IPC with medical providers were associated with engagement in IPC with medical providers. Study findings demonstrate the importance of school psychology trainees' and professionals' training and preparedness in engaging in IPC with medical providers, and have implications for future training of school psychologists.^

Subject Area

Psychology

Recommended Citation

Levine, Jamie L, "School Psychologists' Interprofessional Collaboration with Medical Providers: Training, Preparedness, Attitudes, and Current Practices" (2017). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI10609628.
http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/dissertations/AAI10609628

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