What Should A School Psychologist’s Role Be In Student Life?

A student at Golden High School in Colorado hugs a student from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida before a program during the kickoff event for the Vote For Our Lives movement to register voters on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado.
A student at Golden High School in Colorado hugs a student from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida before a program during the kickoff event for the Vote For Our Lives movement to register voters on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado. AP Photo/David Zalubowski
A student at Golden High School in Colorado hugs a student from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida before a program during the kickoff event for the Vote For Our Lives movement to register voters on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado.
A student at Golden High School in Colorado hugs a student from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida before a program during the kickoff event for the Vote For Our Lives movement to register voters on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado. AP Photo/David Zalubowski

What Should A School Psychologist’s Role Be In Student Life?

The high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. became a megaphone in society’s ears that, enough was enough. People of all walks of life came together to brainstorm the question, “What can we do so this doesn’t happen again?” There have been debates on bringing in law enforcement in schools, arming teachers, and having more mental health resources. Since then a bill to provide money to hire more psychologists at Illinois public schools has been working its way through the House.

We’ll talk with Candice Hughes, a faculty member of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, to break down the role of a school psychologist. And we’ll take your calls for any questions you may have regarding mental health in a school environment.