Overview of Psychological Counseling as a Related Service

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Session Dates

Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM


Offering Psychological Counseling as a Related Service is a requirement when a student demonstrates a need for this type of support. A new guidance document is being released by the Bureau of Special Education that provides information for MDE and IEP teams. This document and training follows the special education process, from the legal basis through assessment, identification of need, implementation of service and monitoring for continued need for eligible students. In addition, this training explores components needed within a service delivery system, including creating partnerships with community providers, that will foster providing these supports to students and families.


Participants will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the legal basis and legal requirements associated with PCRS.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between student need, determined through assessment, the IEP, and receiving appropriate services.
  3. Recognize the important elements of a successful service delivery system.

Target Audience

School Psychologists, Special Education Supervisors, Special education teachers, School Counselors, School Social Workers

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individualĀ“s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Debra Jordan
800-441-3215 x7224


Mike Minor
800-446-5607 x6863