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Municipal councils need to hire psychologists



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Many Swedish municipalities offer rental or rental services. The Psychological Magazine survey has 290 290 municipalities answered. Many feel compelled to hire a school psychologist.

– We have a qualified applicant. Above all, he is suffering from preventative and health promotion work, says Pia Ehrlund Bengtsson, head of operations at the administration of children and youth in the Vimmerby municipality, in the psychologist's diary.

The percentage of municipalities responsible for 57 said that psychological services had purchased or rented an average SEK 1,260 hours.

According to the Law of Education, psychologists must take part in prevention and health promotion at school. In schools studied by Swedish School Inspection, a third party is not a psychologist involved in everyday activities.

– In many schools, the psychologist is only studying to study students. It will be a low fire, "says Anna Blom, Researcher at the School of Inspection.


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