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School Pyschologist
Who Is Your School Psychologist?
My name is Corin Bonsick and I am the School Psychologist here at Downsville.  I began working at Downsville in September 2009.  Previously, I spent 2 years at Sullivan West in Sullivan County. I have my Master's degree in School Psychology from Marist College and my permanent NYS certification.  My office is located in the Guidance Suite and my direct line is 363.2161.  I do have a confidential voicemail so please feel free to leave me a message.
What School Psychologists Do
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to find effective solution to learning and behavior  problems.  
  • Help others understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
  • Strengthen working relationships between teachers, parents, and service providers in the community. 
  • Evaluate eligibility for special services
  • Assess academic skills and aptitude for learning
  • Determine social-emotional development and mental health status
  • Evaluate learning environments 
***Educationally based counseling should not to be confused with therapy which is a long-term process conducted outside of school with a counselor.  Therapy usually involves extended work including family members as well as the child.*** 
  • Provide psychological counseling to help resolve interpersonal or family problems that interfere with school performance
  • Work directly with children and their families to help resolve problems in adjustment and learning
  • Provide training in social skills and anger management
  • Help families and school manage crises such as death, illness or community trauma. 
  • Design programs for children at risk of failing at school
  • Promote tolerance, understanding and appreciation of diversity within the school community 
  • Develop programs to make schools safer and more effective learning environments
  • Collaborate with school staff and community agencies to provide services directed at improving psychological and physical health
  • Develop partnerships with parents and teachers to promote healthy school environments
Research and Planning
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of academic and behavior management programs
  • Identify and implement programs and strategies to improve schools 
  • Use evidence-based research to develop and/or recommend effective interventions 
Growing Up Is Not Easy
All children and adolescents face problems from time to time.  They may:
  • Feel afraid to come to school
  • Have difficulty organizing their time efficiently
  • Lack effective study skills
  • Fall behind in their school work
  • Lack self-discipline
  • Worry about family matters such as divorce or death
  • Feel depressed or anxious 
  • Question their aptitudes and abilities
School psychologists help children, parents, teachers, and members of the community understand and resolve these concerns. 
14784 State Hwy 30 Downsville, NY 13755
P 607.363.2100
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