School Psychology Services

About Us:

This website is designed to answer questions you may have about mental health services available from your school psychologist. Learn about services and resources, training to become a school psychologist, find the name of the school psychologist serving your school, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Spotlight on Practice link below features how school psychologists work in partnership with school staff and parents to support student success. View the School Scene video to familiarize yourself with the depression screening program available at some high schools.

If you have any questions or comments regarding school psychology services we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact us by electronic mail or by telephone.


To positively impact the academic and social/emotional development of all students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship.


Psychologists provide a full range of prevention and intervention services that support the mental health and learning potential of all students.

What We Offer:

Overview of School Psychologist's Role in Education

Information and Resources for Parents and Teachers

Spotlight on Practice

2016-2017 School Psychology Internship

New Resources:

ConnectMe - Mental and Behavioral Health Resources in the Fairfax, VA Area

Major Depression Resource Center

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center – “SPARK Talks: Suicide Prevention, Innovation, and Action”

Coalition to Support Grieving Students

Merrifield Center Opening in January 2015 – New location for many of CSB services formerly located at Woodburn Mental Health Center

Video Messages:

It's Real video on Mental Health


"It's Real" Video on Mental Health with Quander Road Staff and Students

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Kim Dockery discusses Mental Health Resources


Interview: Kim Dockery, Chief Academic Officer, discussing FCPS Mental Health Resources

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Mental Health Resources


Mental Health Resources

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Interview: Psychologist Ryan Dickerson and Social Worker Erica Bettwy on Resilience



Crisis Interview


Interview with Kim Dockery and Mary Ann Panarelli: Talking About Crisis Resources




This website contains links to one or more web pages that are outside the FCPS network. FCPS does not control the content or relevancy of these pages.

Quick Links:

Epi-Aid 2015-003: Undetermined risk factors for suicide among youth, ages 10-24: Report and Q & As

Concussion Information for Parents

Concussion Information for Staff



Frequently Asked Questions

Fairfax County Youth Survey

Fairfax County Youth Survey Fact Sheets

Mental Health First Aid Course

Prevention Toolkit

Program Profile

Resiliency Information and Resources to Support Student Resiliency

Youth Depression and Positive Mental Health

Contact Information:

Dede Bailer, Ph.D., Coordinator

Elsie Scimecca, Program Manager

Donna Douglas, Senior Psychologist

Terry Aliabadi, Senior Psychologist

Chandra Holsey-Cookson, Ph.D.,
Senior Psychologist

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School Scene Video:
depression video

Screening for Depression

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Webpage Curator

Keyanna Williams

Last Updated

May 4, 2016