School psychological practice with Indigenous students in remote Australia

School psychological practice with Indigenous students in remote Australia Book Section

Handbook of Australian School Psychology: Integrating International Research, Practice, and Policy

  • Author(s): Edwards, Sue, White, Lorolei, Wright, Edith, Thielking, Monica
  • Secondary Author(s): Thielking, Monica, Terjesen, Mark D.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-45166-4

Abstract: This chapter presents a brief snapshot of Australian Indigenous culture and history and discusses the challenges and opportunities of providing school psychological services in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. It is a unique and rewarding experience to work as a school psychologist in this context. Available research on this topic is limited, and some of the information presented are ‘pearls of wisdom’ gleaned and shared by the three authors’ (Edwards, White and Wright) extensive practical experience as educators and school psychologists working in rural and remote Australia, with Indigenous students and their families. The chapter is specifically intended for psychologists considering working in remote Australia, and who are not Indigenous themselves.

  • Urls: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45166-4_3
  • Publisher Location: Cham
  • Keywords: Indigenous children, Indigenous youth, Indigenous mental health, School psychology, Remote mental health, Remote Indigenous, Indigenous Australians, School psychology in Australia, Aboriginal children, Aboriginal mental health

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Edwards, Sue, White, Lorolei, Wright, Edith, Thielking, Monica, 2017, School psychological practice with Indigenous students in remote Australia, Book Section, viewed 15 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=15831.

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