Ep. 53 – Effectively Working with Social Workers & School Psychologists - Renee Larson, MSW, NCSP

September 13, 2021

On this episode, we had the privilege to welcome a clinician who has worked both as a social worker and school psychologist during her career. Special guest, Renee Larson, MSW, NCSP, shared her journey through both disciplines, outlined effective communication practices between SLPs and school psychologists, offered her self-care advice for school clinicians, and more.

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Show introduction and Renee’s career background
  • (8:11) Pursuing a school psych career as a social worker
  • (13:06) Role difference between a School Psych and School Social Worker 15:43
  • (15:44) The role of a School Social Worker
  • (21:49) Effective communication between SLPs and School Psychologists
  • (26:09) Approaching student evaluations as an interdisciplinary team
  • (33:26) Discussing the use of the Discrepancy Model in schools
  • (37:33) Common misconceptions about School Psychologists
  • (40:55) Self-care advice for school professionals

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Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 
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