The Preparation of School Psychologists and Specialists in Educational Psychology in Sweden

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School psychologists have a new and stronger position in Sweden’s educational system than earlier. For example, as of July 2011, all Swedish students ages 6 through 18 have guaranteed access to school psychology services. The school psychologists’ roles are to be active participants and coworker in the student health service team, working to promote student health in the Learning environment. The preparation of school psychologists, licensing, and specialists training in
educational psychology are described. Sweden’s school psychological services need further expansion at the undergraduate (first cycle) and master’s (second cycle) level university courses as well as improved possibilities for professional development and training.


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  • Psychology


  • School psychology, specialist training, educational psychology, Sweden
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of School & Educational Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch