Degrees and Certifications:
Douglas earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 1992 and his Master's degree in Education from Loyola University Chicago in 1996. Working as a school psychologist brings many challenges but great rewards. Mr. Loychik works collaboratively with other psychologists, social workers, counselors, administrators and teachers to meet the needs of students who are struggling with meeting the everyday demands of a large public high school. He is an integral member of the school's overarching Multi-Tiered System of Supports. He also serves as the internal PBIS Coach and manages a caseload of students with Section 504 Plans. There are no typical days in the life of a school psychologist but at any time Douglas can be seen working with students in a counseling capacity, conducting evaluations, providing crisis intervention to those students in need, or consulting with parents and private mental health professionals. Douglas is also a district-wide trainer of teachers and support staff for the Crisis Prevention Institute's Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention Program. He has served in this capacity since 2008.