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Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2022-03-22
  • Publisher: Wiley

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A comprehensive and robust discussion of practical issues and applications of legal-ethical rules for psychologists practicing in school settings 

In the newly revised Eighth Edition of Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, a team of expert practitioners and researchers delivers a one-stop sourcebook on ethics and law specifically designed for psychologists working in educational settings. It offers up-to-date information on the ethical principles and standards- and the law- relevant to providers of school psychological services. 

The book presents an integrated discussion of ethics and law and an ethical-egal decision-making model that supports socially just practice. Throughout, psychologists are encouraged to strive for excellence in their work with students, families, and teachers rather than meetin minimal obligations outlined in codes of ethics and law. 

Readers will also find: 
  • A thorough introduction to the practice of psychology in a school setting, including quality control, ethics training, legal decision making, and unethical conduct. 
  • An exploration of the interaction between law and school psychology, including discussions of legal training for school psychologists and lawsuits agains schools and school psychologists. 
  • Treatments of ethical and legal issues in the education of students with disabilities under the Indviduals with Disabilities Education Act
An indispensable resource for practicing school psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental heatlh professionals, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists is also an essential sourcebook for graduate students of psychology and social work students. 

Author Biography

Susan Jacob, Professor Emeritus, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dawn M. Decker, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Elizabeth Timmerman Lugg, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Elena Diamond, Lewis and Clark College, Portland Oregon

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Ethics in School Psychology: An Introduction 

Quality Control in School Psychology 
What and Why of Professionals Ethics 
Codes of Ethics 
Four Broad Ethical Principles 
Ethical and Legal Decision Making 
Unethical Conduct 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussions 

Chapter 2 Law and School Psychology: An Introduction 

The U.S. Constitution 
Statutes and Regulations 
Case Law 
Legal Training for School Psychologists 
Credentialing of School Psychologists 
Lawsuits Against Schools and School Psychologists 
Concluding Comments 
Summary and Discussion 

Chapter 3 Privacy, Informed Consent, Confidentiality, and Record Keeping 

Informed Consent to Establish a School Psychologist 
Nondisclosure Laws and Privileged Communication 
Record Keeping in the Schools 
Digital Record Keeping, Digital Communication, and Telepsychology Services 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 4 Ethical Legal Issues in the Education of Students with Disabilities Under IDEA 

Education of Children with Disabilities: A Historical Perspective 
Individuals wih Diabilities Education Act 
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 5 Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act 

Section 504 
Americans with Disabilities Act 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chatper 6 Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychoeducational Assessment 

Testing Versus Assessment 
Preassessment Responsibilities 
Assessment Planning 
Information Gathering 
Assessment Interpretation 
Nondiscriminatory Assessment 
Personality Assessment 
Professional Competence and Autonomy 
Computor-Assisted ad Remote Psychoeducational Assessment 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 7 Ethical and Legal Issues in School-Based Interventions 

Multitiered Systems of Academic and Behavioral Support 
Therapeutic Interventions within the Context of a School Psychologist-Client Relationship 
Duty to Protect 
Competence and Responsibility 
Psychopharmacologic Interventions 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 8 Indirect Services I: Ethical Legal Issues in Working with Teachers and Parents 

Consultation with Teachers 
Special Issues in Working with Parents 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 9 Indirect Services II: Special Topics in Systems-Level Consultation 

Larger-Scale Assessment Programs 
Instructional Programs, Policies, and Practices 
School Discipline 
Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 10 Research in the Schools: Ethical and Legal Issues 

Competence, Responsibility, and Welfare of Participants 
Informed Consent and Privacy 
Minimal Risk Research in Schools 
Stress or Harm and Denial of Beneficial Treatment
Concealment and Deception 
Post-Data-Collection Responsibilities 
Confidentiality of Data 
Equity in Research 
Scientific Misconduct 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 11 Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision 

Professional Standards for Supervision 
Professional Disclosure Statement and Individualized Learning Plan 
Ethical Principles and Supervision 
Liability Issues 
Concluding Comments 
Study and Discussion 

Chapter 12 Ethics, Law, and Advocacy 

Advocacy and the Challenge of Administrative Pressure 
Managing Administrative Pressure to Practice Unethically 
Advocacy and a Complex Legal Landscape 
Strategies for Becoming an Effective Advocate 

Appendix A 
National Association of School Psychologists Principles for Professional Ethics 

Appendix B 
American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct 

Appendix C 
Table of Cases 

Appendix D
Table of Federal Legislation 
Appendix E 
Frequently Used Acronyms  

Author Index 
Subject Index 

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