ERIC Number: EJ1040596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Medication-Related Practice Roles: An Ethical and Legal Primer for School Psychologists
Shahidullah, Jeffrey D.
Contemporary School Psychology, v18 n2 p127-132 Jun 2014
Given the prevalence of school-age children and adolescents who are prescribed with and are taking psychotropic medications, a critical issue that school psychologists may likely encounter in contemporary practice is providing both quality and continuity of care to these students in the context of relevant legal and ethical parameters. With a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local legislation, relevant case law, and ethical standards, school psychologists are well positioned to competently navigate these situations in school-based practice. This article highlights critical practice roles for school psychologists to undertake in working with students who are prescribed with and are taking psychotropic medications within the school setting.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, School Psychology, Ethics, Medical Services, Federal Legislation, State Legislation, Court Litigation, Standards, Counselor Role, Guidelines, Counseling Services, Counseling Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Drug Therapy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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