Tari Selig, M.Ed., CAGS, NCSP
Children and adolescents have many challenges in their lives, particularly in schools. For the past eight years, I have worked as a nationally certified school psychologist in New Hampshire public schools evaluating students for learning disabilities, educational impairments, and emotional disabilities. An essential part of my experience involved consultation with parents, teachers, and specialists regarding the student’s needs. I enjoyed providing individual and group counseling for students to learn skills and strategies to be successful in school, managing stress, regulating their emotions and interacting positively with their peers. Through my experience as a school psychologist and my advanced graduate training, I believe it is critical to provide early interventions to children and to support their needs to develop coping skills in order to manage their anxiety, depression, anger, and interpersonal relationships.
I am currently a doctoral student at William James College, located in Newton, Massachusetts, pursuing a doctorate (PsyD) in School Psychology. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy modalities when working with children and their families. I conduct psychoeducational and psychological evaluations to identify learning disabilities, social and emotional disabilities and behavioral disorders. I believe in gathering comprehensive information through testing, interviewing, and observation to provide accurate results that would be instrumental in planning for treatment and interventions that would help children become successful in school, and allow them to gain more self-confidence in their life.
Prior to being a school psychologist, I worked as a mental health counselor in an in-patient hospital setting at the Franciscan Children’s Hospital located in Brighton, Massachusetts and Hampstead Hospital located in southern New Hampshire. My educational background includes a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, a Master of Education in School Psychology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Fine Arts from Simmons College located in Boston, Massachusetts. I am a past president of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists and current NH Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists. I am honored to be the recipient of the NH School Psychologist of the Year in 2016.