At the Symposium for CA School Administrators (ACSA 2017), we led a workshop that described the similarities and differences between school counseling, school social work, and school psychology. We described the traditional role of each position (citing Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) regulations set for by CTC). We then reviewed how schools use each position in innovative capacities, with emphasis on equity and collaboration across role groups.
Since that time, the CTC regs in California have been updated.
Grad students and interns (MSW / MFT / PPSC) report this information is as readily available as they would like. We receive many requests for our slide deck and notes, however, we’re holding off on posting or distributing until the slides and information is updated.
If you know of a valuable source of compilation of information, please share.
Each role is rewarding in it’s own way. Reach out if you would like a career consultation, especially from BIPOC who work in each field.