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›› 2009, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (04): 780-783.

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On the School Psychologist System of Japan and How It Can Inspire the Buildup of China’s School Psychology

HUANG Xi-Shan;Liu Ming   

  1. Department of psychology,Center for Studies of Psychological Application,South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
  • Received:2008-09-26 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2009-07-15 Published:2009-07-15
  • Contact: HUANG Xi-Shan

Abstract: This paper introduces the foundation, nature and goals of the subject of school psychology in Japan, and explains in detail the accreditation, requirements, classification, main functions and duties of the school psychologists in Japan. Two major problems in the school psychologist system in Japan are discussed. The conclusion of this paper is that the accreditation system, the integration of theory and practice, and the peer exchange in the school psychologist system in Japan are good examples for the development of the school psychology in China.

Key words: Japan, school psychology, school psychologist, certification, inspiration