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Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

Subject School psychologists -- Professional ethics -- United States.


"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.