COVID-19 Resources for School Psychologists

DISCLAIMER: The materials referenced on this web page are optional educational resources for schools. ASPP has not evaluated all of these resources and does not endorse any of the information on these pages. This information is solely a set of curated resources for you to use at your discretion. Check with your state department of education and local education authority about requirements for instruction.

PRACTICING SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS: The following table includes information to support your practice as a school psychologist with a focus on indirect service delivery.
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Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions
NASP Considerations for School Psychological Telehealth Services: “Virtual service delivery is defined as providing services remotely, where the clinician and the client are physically located in two different locations and services are provided using technology via the Internet. It is also commonly referred to as teletherapy or telehealth.”

**Please read this document carefully, specifically the certification/licensure requirements as well as ethical considerations.  You may wish to avoid the use of the term “teletherapy” for virtual school mental health services. School psychologists are encouraged to consider more indirect (not “face-to-face”) services during this time, such as consultation with admin, teachers, parents, providing mental health resources to families, sharing activities/lessons around SEL for families, etc. It is suggested that direct, “face-to-face” services should be more focused on “check-ins” with families and/or students.
NASP Resources Related to COVID-19
Professional Development options from NASP: 50% discount on sessions which provides NASP- and APA-approved documented CPD. From now until April 15, 2020, use code NASP50 for 50% off all on-demand courses in the Online Learning Center (not applicable to publications or live webinars).
Related Organizations’ COVID-19 Practitioner Resources
Guidance on Providing FAPE for Students with Disabilities Through Remote Instruction
Maintaining Relationships with Children

SELF-CARE: Utilizing self-care, related healthy habits, and coping strategies when faced with everyday challenges as well as more significant stressors is critical. The following table provides self-care strategies for school psychologists.
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Self-Care for School Psychologists (Dirsmith & Fidazzo, 2020)
Self-Care for School Psychologists (NASP)
Mindfulness Strategies
Preventing Loneliness

WORKING REMOTELY: The following table provides you with tips on working remotely.
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Remote Meetings
Guidelines for Working Remotely
Tips on Working from Home