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The Nature of School Violence Intervention Training for Canadian School Psychologists

  • Author / Creator
    Chan, Ellis
  • School violence is a global concern that has become a particular problem for Canadians, with worries that it is becoming more widespread and violent in nature. School psychologists have been considered to be in an optimal role for addressing the problem of school violence due to their unique training. In practice, however, there has been limited research done on the actual nature of school violence intervention training for Canadian school psychologists. This study sought to address this gap through a survey of 32 clinicians across Canada. Results suggested that school violence intervention lags considerably in both the level and vehicles offered in program training compared to other behavioral topics. The results suggest that training programs for Canadian school psychologists must be changed to address current concerns with school violence.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-09
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3B080
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Psychological Studies in Education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Mrazik, Martin (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Sousa, Jorge (Educational Policy Studies)
    • Rinaldi, Christina (Educational Psychology)