The Florida Association Of School Psychologists

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The Florida association of school psychologist has come about years after of the field of psychology’s birth. It wasn’t until dozens of policies began being put into place and modified, tests being created and proper training being established, that the job of a school psychologist was formed. As more time passed and people have become more and more aware of school psychologist and their roles, organizations aimed at continuing to grow and better the field were created. In particular, the Florida association of school psychologists and its father organization, The Florida psychological association are two very influential organizations in regards to the Florida educational system.
A psychologist is a specialist in psychology. The origin of the term psychologist came about 1720. It is considered to be a person trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy. To more understand this definition it is imperative to know the definition of the term psychology. The word psychology is of new Latin origin. It is the Science of the mind or of mental states and processes and the science of human and animal behavior. The sum of characteristics of the mental states and processes of a person or class of persons, or the mental states and processes involved in the field of activity. These two terms tie together while forming the definition of school psychology. According to psychology dictionary, school psychology employs the concepts of clinical psychology and…
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