Ethics for School Psychologists: Challenges and Opportunities
Live-streamed October 19th, 2021 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
By: Laurie Klose, Ph.D - NASP President
Only $10 for members and $20 for non-members
Participants may earn 2.0 SCECHs for attending the live event and completing the appropriate SCECH's survey within two weeks. A link to a recorded version will be provided to all registered guests. You may register and receive a link to the recording up to one year after the live event. Please note, the recording will not be available until two weeks after the event. As a result, participants can not earn SCECH's for viewing the recorded version.
SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on the ways the National Association of School Psychologists’ 2020 Principles for Professional Ethics address ethical responsibilities of school psychologists. Resources will be presented and utilized to take a problem-solving approach to resolving ethical dilemmas. Scenarios will be discussed that are relevant to practice in the current climate of crisis response related to the pandemic, the intersection of law, procedure and unspoken rules, and other related issues raised by practitioners throughout the state. Be prepared to participate, learn something new and take away tools to make your professional functioning more ethical and just.
- Practice using a problem-solving model to address ethical issues.
- Discuss and examine various sources of influence that can contribute to ethical dilemmas, particularly related to equity, access, social justice and anti-racist policies and actions.
- Discuss accepted and evolving standards and principles pertaining to different scenarios in the current school and community environments.
Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making
School psychologists understand and utilize assessment methods for identifying strengths and needs; developing effective interventions, services, and programs; and measuring progress and outcomes within a multitiered system of supports. School psychologists use a problem-solving framework as the basis for all professional activities. School psychologists systematically collect data from multiple sources as a foundation for decision-making at the individual, group, and systems levels, and they consider ecological factors (e.g., classroom, family, and community characteristics) as a context for assessment and intervention.
Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration
School psychologists understand varied models and strategies of consultation and collaboration applicable to individuals, families, groups, and systems, as well as methods to promote effective implementation of services. As part of a systematic and comprehensive process of effective decision making and problem solving that permeates all aspects of service delivery, school psychologists demonstrate skills to consult, collaborate, and communicate effectively with others.
Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice
School psychologists have knowledge of the history and foundations of school psychology; multiple service models and methods; ethical, legal, and professional standards; and other factors related to professional identity and effective practice as school psychologists. School psychologists provide services consistent with ethical, legal, and professional standards; engage in responsive ethical and professional decision-making; collaborate with other professionals; and apply professional work characteristics needed for effective practice as school psychologists, including effective interpersonal skills, responsibility, adaptability, initiative, dependability, technological competence, advocacy skills, respect for human diversity, and a commitment to social justice and equity.
About the presenter:
Dr. Laurie McGarry Klose is the owner and CEO of RespectED, a consulting firm that provides services to schools and families. She has worked as a faculty member at Trinity University and Texas State University, including serving as the Director of Assessment for the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support and University Assessment and Counseling Clinic. In addition, she worked as a campus and district-based school psychologist for 12 years in California, Massachusetts and Texas. Along with service on numerous state and national committees, Laurie’s leadership positions include President of Texas Association of School Psychologists, Texas Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists, South Eastern Delegate Representative to the Board of Directors of NASP, and the Chair of the NASP Ethics and Professional Practices Board. Laurie is the 2021-22 President of National Association of School Psychologists.