Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
Providing SEL instruction and counseling services to students who have been recommended to the Child Study Team for additional and/or enhanced support and effectively conveying these interventions to the teachers
Conducting informal and formal assessments and interpreting the results for parents and teachers to create remedial plans to support students
Counseling students in both individual and group formats
Developing and delivering Social and Emotional learning curriculum such as developmentally-appropriate conflict-resolution, friendship-building, stress and time-management, and organizational strategies to children, depending on divisional placement
Supervising doctoral-level interns and externs and post-doctoral fellows
Planning and teaching graduate-level seminars for psychology students receiving training at The School
Commit to the academic and social mission of The School, which encompasses differentiation to meet the needs of a diverse community
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Collaborate in the design and implementation of an integrated SEL curriculum
Keep careful anecdotal and assessment records and use them to write accurate, comprehensive student reports
May oversee the Gender and Sexuality Education program and serves as the liaison between The School and Columbia University's Mailman School of Health faculty and staff; depending on divisional placement.
Fulfill duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in the "Working at The School at Columbia University" guidebook
Participate fully in the active and rich life of the school
Engage in ongoing communication with parents/guardians
Minimum Degree Requirement:
Doctorate-level degree in School or Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved graduate program
New York State Psychologist License
Experience with individual and group counseling, using empirically supported methodologies
Experience counseling children and families from a wide range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
Expertise in the administration and interpretation of a wide variety of educational and psychological tests
Experience with social and emotional curriculum implementation for schools
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
Commitment to diversity and collegiality
Familiarity with new technologies
Knowledge of Spanish
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.