1st Edition

School Psychology Ethics in the Workplace

By Daniel F. McCleary, Jillian Dawes Copyright 2023
    254 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    School Psychology Ethics in the Workplace introduces a pragmatic and user-friendly model that helps readers become proficient ethical decision-makers using the 2020 National Association of School Psychologists’ (NASP) ethical code and to critically engage the ethical standards and work through ethical dilemmas that often occur in school and clinical settings.

    This book provides an overview of NASP's latest Principles for Professional Ethics. It introduces readers to various ethical codes related to psychology, the importance of having ethical codes, the limitations of ethical codes, and an ethical decision-making model that accounts for multicultural and social justice issues. Over 100 ethical case studies are presented in the text that specifically relate to NASP’s Principles for Professional Ethics. Readers are provided step-by-step directions on how to use the ethical decision-making model when problem solving each case scenario.

    School psychology graduate students and their instructors will find this guide invaluable for learning NASP’s new ethical code and for being prepared for situations school psychologists are likely to experience in practice.

    1. Introduction to Professional Ethics in School Psychology  2. Consultation and Collaboration in Ethical Problem-Solving  3. Ethical Decision-Making Models  4. Scenarios for Consent and Assent  5. Scenarios for Confidentiality and Equity  6. Scenarios for Competence and Accountability  7. Scenarios for Direct Service Provision  8. Scenarios for Records and Materials  9. Scenarios for Presenting Credentials and Roles  10. Scenarios for Collaborative Work  11. Scenarios for Self-Interest and Disclosure  12. Scenarios for Professionalism  13. Scenarios for Scholarly Activity  14. Complex Case Scenarios  Appendix A. Reproducible Ethical Decision-Making Model Form  Appendix B. National Association of School Psychologists Principles for Professional Ethics 2020


    Dr. Daniel F. McCleary is an associate professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. He is the training director of the M.A. school psychology program within the Department of Human Services and Educational Leadership, where he has been teaching ethics since 2014. Dr. McCleary has been published in peer-reviewed international and national journals. Prior to working in academia, he served as a school psychologist in public schools and as a psychologist in private practice.

    Dr. Jillian Dawes is an assistant professor at The Citadel, where she teaches students in psychology graduate and undergraduate programs. Dr. Dawes includes instruction on ethics and decision-making activities across psychology courses, notably focusing on informed consent and assent, research ethics, and direct service provision. Dr. Dawes’ research, training, and practice interests focus on efficient learning and behavior change using a problem-solving model.