Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 3, 2003 - Psychology - 408 pages
"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."
-Kara E. McGoey, PhD, Assistant Professor
School Psychology Program, Kent State University

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:
* Students' and parents' rights to privacy and informed consent
* Confidentiality and the duty to protect
* Psychoeducational assessment and intervention
* Schooling for students with special needs
* School discipline and violence prevention
* Provision of culturally sensitive services to diverse clientele
* Protection of the rights of sexual minority students
* Supervision of school psychologists in training

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 Cases
Table of Federal Legislation

Chapter 9 Indirect Services II Special Topics in School Consultation
Chapter 10 Research in the Schools Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 11 Ethical and Legal Issues in Supervision
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2003)

SUSAN JACOB, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University and a member of the School Psychology Program faculty. She has written more than two dozen articles that have appeared in such professional publications as School Psychology Review, Journal of School Psychology, and Psychology in the Schools.

TIMOTHY S. HARTSHORNE, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Assistant Vice Provost at Central Michigan University. He has contributed chapters to several professional volumes and his articles have appeared in Journal of Individual Psychology, Journal of Personality Assessment, and other professional publications.

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