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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.

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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-legal 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 meeting 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 against schools and school psychologists
  • Treatments of ethical and legal issues in the education of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

An indispensable resource for practicing school psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals, Ethics and Law for School Psychologists is also an essential sourcebook for graduate students of psychology and social work students.

 

About the Author:

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

 

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