Ethics and Law for School Psychologists
"By integrating the fields of psychology and special education . . . [t]his book provides a valuable reference for graduate faculty members and students as well as practitioners."
-Linda K. Knauss, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Internship Training
Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University
"A must-read for any comprehensive school psychology law and ethics course. I could not imagine teaching the course without the support of this book."
This completely updated edition of the leading ethics and law guide for students, as well as practicing school psychologists, provides authoritative, timely information on professional standards and legal requirements pertinent to the delivery of school psychological services. Ethics and Law for School
Psychologists, Fourth Edition covers a host of ethical and legal issues that are unique to the field, including:
Offering a wealth of new information, this book includes recent changes in professional standards such as the 2002 revision of the American Psychological Association's "Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct" and the 2000 revision of the National Association of School Psychologists' "Principles for Professional Ethics." The discussion of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) incorporates the 1999 regulations as well as recent developments in case law. The ethical and legal mandate to respect cultural, linguistic, and role differences is given greater emphasis throughout this edition.
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Chapter 1 Ethics in School Psychology An Introduction
Chapter 2 Law and School Psychology An Introduction
Chapter 3 Privacy Informed Consent Confidentiality and Record Keeping
Chapter 4 Ethical and Legal Issues in Psychoeducational Assessment
Chapter 5 EthicalLegal Issues in the Education of Pupils with Disabilities under IDEA
Chapter 6 Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Chapter 7 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling and Therapeutic Interventions in the Schools
Chapter 8 Indirect Services I EthicalLegal Issues in Working with Teachers and Parents
Epilogue Ethics Professional Standards and Advocacy
Appendix A NASPs Principles for Professional Ethics
Appendix B Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Appendix C Guidelines for the Provision of School Psychological Services
Appendix D Suggested Competencies for Providing School Psychological Services to Culturally Diverse Clientele
Table of Federal Legislation