History of school psychology
Discuss the history of school psychology and identify its emergence as a major discipline.
Roles and functions of school psychologist
Identify the roles and functions of a school psychologist within the school and community.
Describe the scientist-practitioner model of service delivery and how it fits in a school setting.
Codes, standards, and laws
Discuss ethical codes, standards for practice, and law pertinent to the delivery of school psychological services (i.e. NASP, APA codes, IDEA, FERPA, Section 504, and major court cases that shaped school policy).
Student and family privacy
Protect student and family privacy and respect confidentiality.
Warning and appropriate protection
Identify situations that merit warning and appropriately protecting others (duty to warn).
Analyze ethical issues
Analyze ethical issues according to the principles of professional ethics.
Problem solving analysis
Complete a 9-step problem solving analysis of an ethical dilemma (see Appendix A).
Consult with colleagues
Consult with colleagues when confronted with ethical dilemmas.
Membership and relationships in professional organizations
Maintain membership and relationships in professional organizations (e.g., NASP, UASP).
Current state and federal law and ethical standards
Keep informed regarding changes in state and federal law and ethical standards related to professional practice.
Engage in ethical practice that promotes the best interest of students, families, and schools.
Identify building blocks of collaborative relationships with staff, parents and students, valuing each as an equal partner in the delivery of school psychology services.
Building positive support systems
Identify practical ways to build positive supportive school communities, facilitating a sense of belonging within school organizations, identifying and breaking down barriers, and reaching out to include parents and caregivers.