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    Psychological Services
     
     
     In the Denton ISD an array of psychological services are provided to students with eligibility for special education services and who have  been identified as having a an emotional or behavioral need. The services to be provided to an individual student are determined by the  student's IEP committee. Psychological services include providing individual evaluation as a member of the FIE evaluation team,  conducting functional behavioral assessments, providing direct services to students, such at counseling, social skills training, group and  individual counseling and crisis intervention; collaborating with team members in developing and implementing behavioral interventions, reinforcement systems and positive behavior supports; providing classroom consultation, conducting training for staff members, and providing short term family-counseling for families of specifically identified students.
     
    Psychological services are provided in conjunction with services for students with ASD/autism and for students with any eligibility, providing there is a documented, IEP team determined, emotional or behavioral need.
      

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    The Family Counseling Center, located at Calhoun Middle School, is a center developed to serve children in special education and their families. The goal is to provide support, guidance, and training to parents so that their student can gain the most from his/her public education. The purpose of the FCC (Family Counseling Center) is to bridge the gap between home and school because both are so important in a child’s life.
    Sessions begin, typically, after the first six weeks of the current school year and run through the month of May.

    Six to eight “free of charge” weekly hour-long family counseling sessions are currently held on Tuesday evenings. Referrals to the program come from IEP team members through the campus LSSP.

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Denton ISD Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs), Behavior Interventionists and BCBA
     

    Valerie Adair
    LSSP
    Dr. Jennifer Austin
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    Dr. Janice Bigby
    LSSP

    Gerardo Blanco

    LSSP
    Paula Bruce
    Lead LSSP
    Francis Chen
    LSSP

    Dr. Christie Della Nebbia BCBA
    Maria Douglas
    LSSP

    Doug Ester

    LSSP

    Dr. Don Goldston
     LSSP
    Cynde Hauser
    Autism Specialist

    Rene Hernandez

    LSSP

    Beth Highgenboten

    LSSP
    Jeneane Johnson
    LSSP

    Nicole Jones
    LSSP

    Allie King

    LSSP Intern
    Panda Krouse
    Autism Specialist
    Rita Lane
    LSSP

    Shilah Lyman-Lipan
    LSSP
    Dr. Suzie Manning
    LSSP 
    Genevieve McGregor
    LSSP
    Dr. Arrel McMullin
    LSSP
    Kristen O'Leary
    LSSP

    Ryan Robertson

    Crisis Interventionist

    Dr. Stephen Rousseau

    CPI Trainer- LSSP
    Jessica Watson
    LSSP Intern
    Merrie Watson
    LSSP
     Jennifer Weidenbach
    Lead LSSP
     Dr.Peggy Wheaton
    LSSP
     
     
     
    Programs & ServicesPsychological service providers must hold licenses as Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs) and may also hold additional licenses and certifications at Licensed Psychologists (LPs), Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSPs), Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) or other professional licenses.
    Licenses for psychological service providers in public schools are governed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP).
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