As I progress throughout my internship year and meet so many different school psychologists, this question has been running through my mind: “Why are you a school psychologist?” I will begin interviewing for positions soon and believe that a question similar to this may be asked, “Why do you want to become a school psychologist?”
I would love to know why school psychologists started in the field and continue to stay in the field. I would also love to know why psychologists may have started in the field and moved on to a different field, such as becoming a professor. These are great questions for anyone, at any level in the field to consider.
There are many different reasons that a person begins and continues through a specific profession. So, as we embark on a new year ask yourself why you are, are becoming, continue to be, – a school psychologist.