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Psychological Services

Psychological Services MCPS

School psychologistsSchool psychologists ensure that every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. They are school-based mental health professionals rained in both psychology and education. Psychological services are available to all students.

School psychologists can be contacted by calling their assigned school, or by contacting Dr. Christina N. Conolly-Chester, Director of Psychological Services at 240-740-5640.

The Role of the School Psychologist

Our Services

School psychologists are uniquely skilled in:

  • instructional consultation
  • collaboration
  • behavior management
  • social skill development
  • psychological assessment
  • identification of exceptionalities

They have the knowledge, skill, and experience to work in partnership with other school staff members and parents and apply psychological, mental health and child development approaches to enhance academic achievement and social-emotional learning.

MCPS school psychologists work in a variety of programs and setting such as Head Start programs, special and general education schools, alternative programs, and the bilingual assessment team.

Applications for school psychologist internships from School Psychology Graduate Programs for the 2023-2024 school year are being accepted.

Interested in working as a School Psychologist in MCPS? Go to MCPS Careers and scroll to the Apply – School Psychologist position.

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