Author: schoolpsych.com

July 14, 2017 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

The latest version of a testing kit has just been ordered by your district to replace the version you currently have, which begs the question, what should you do with outdated testing kits and protocols?  There is certainly an ethical component to this question because it is our ethical standard to maintain the validity and…

March 15, 2017 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  Ethics in Technology for School Psychologists is the first of many webinars provided by Schoolpsych.com.  Furthermore, many of Schoolpsych.com’s blog posts are related to using technology with appropriate ethics.  Many of these blog posts include video tutorials. The challenging thing about teaching technology is that everyone is at a different level.  Therefore, the easiest…

May 9, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  Consulting with other school psychologists is an absolute must when it comes to discussing complex cases.  As a school psychologist in the Clark County School District, I’m lucky enough to be working with 180 other school psychologists as well as an assigned school psychologist supervisor and mentor.  Although easy for some school psychologists like…

May 8, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

While working as a school psychologist, you may have seen emails or already have your email customized to provide a confidentiality notice.  To give an example, a confidentiality notice may look like this: CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this email message and any attachments are intended solely for the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and/or…

April 25, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  As school psychologists, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure the safe-keeping of records, and one way to do this with electronic records is to keep a backup of electronic records by storing them on Dropbox.  While you can do the same thing on a flash drive, flash drives are easier to lose.  Therefore,…

April 23, 2016 schoolpsych.com 2 comments

  As school psychologists, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure the safe-keeping of records, and one way to do this with electronic records is to keep a backup of electronic records by storing them on Google Drive.  While you can do the same thing on a flash drive, flash drives are easier to lose….

April 22, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

When sending documents to other school psychologists or professionals that contain confidential information, it is common practice to first convert the document to a PDF.  Although it is not directly stated in the NASP Ethical Principals (2010) to do it this way, it is inferred through Standard II.4.7 which writes, “To the extent that school psychological…

April 21, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  The previous blog posts discusses how to password protect electronically-stored documents.  Given that email is not a completely private means of communication, it is important to password protect documents when sending these documents via email.  One important tip is to not write the password in the email for this is not a private way…

April 17, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  The NASP Ethical Principals (2010) discusses how it is the ethical responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of records.  For example, Standard II.4.7 states the following:To the extent that school psychological records are under their control, school psychologists protect electronic files from unauthorized release or modification (e.g., by using passwords and encryption), and they take reasonable…

April 16, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

  The NASP Ethical Principals (2010) discusses how it is the ethical responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of records.  For example, Standard II.4.7 states the following:To the extent that school psychological records are under their control, school psychologists protect electronic files from unauthorized release or modification (e.g., by using passwords and encryption), and they take reasonable…

April 13, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

The NASP Ethical Principals (2010) discusses how it is the ethical responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of records.  For example, Standard II.4.7 states the following:To the extent that school psychological records are under their control, school psychologists protect electronic files from unauthorized release or modification (e.g., by using passwords and encryption), and they take reasonable steps…

April 11, 2016 schoolpsych.com No comments exist

The NASP Ethical Principals (2010) discusses how it is the ethical responsibility to ensure the safekeeping of records.  For example, Standard II.4.7 states the following:To the extent that school psychological records are under their control, school psychologists protect electronic files from unauthorized release or modification (e.g., by using passwords and encryption), and they take reasonable steps…