Psychology Department

Last Updated: 2/3/2023 7:58 PM

School psychologists collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students. School psychologists may provide direct support and interventions to students, consult with teachers, families, and other school-employed mental health professionals (i.e., school counselors, school social workers) to improve support strategies, work with school administrators to improve school-wide practices and policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate needed services. In addition, school psychologists may provide the following services:



  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solutions to learning and behavior problems.

  • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior.

  • Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community.



  • Evaluate eligibility for special services.

  • Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning.

  • Determine social-emotional development and mental health status.

  • Evaluate learning environments.



  • Provide psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance.

  • Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning.

  • Provide training in social skills and anger management.

  • Help families and schools manage crises such as death, illness, or community trauma.



  • Design programs for children at risk of failing at school.

  • Promote tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within the school community.

  • Develop programs to make schools safer and more effective learning environments.

  • Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services directed at improving psychological and physical health.

  • Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments.



  • Evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs.

  • Identify and implement programs and strategies to improve schools.

  • Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions.


For Your Reference -


8 Enfield Street,  Cincinnati, OH 45218
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm     


To view forms for this department, see the District Forms page.


Additional Info


Matt Brown

Lori Burns

Lisa Butts
Andrew Gleason

Trudy Leask
Department of Student Services