WS25: Emerging Ethical Challenges in the 21st Century Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Rapidly accelerating changes in digital generation, storage, and communication of data have affected how we interact with each other, how we work, and even how we think. This workshop will explore the implications of advances in digital communication for our profession and the relevance of the 2010 NASP Principles for Professional Ethics as school psychologists cope with those advances.

Workshop participants will

  • Become familiar with the organization and content of the 2010 Principles;
  • Understand the relevance of the Principles to new challenges to privacy and confidentiality brought about by digital storage and communication systems; and
  • Use a problem-solving model to resolve ethical dilemmas involving digital technology and such issues as social networking, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and sensitive health information.

This workshop will feature lecture, discussion, and small group discussion of relevant practice scenarios and is suitable for practitioners working with all grade levels.

Speaker(s): Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC;, Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, Private Practice, Seattle, WA

Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC;, Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP, is a school psychologist and an associate professor in the Winthrop University school psychology program. Dr. Armistead served as a member of the writing group for the 2010 revision of NASP's professional standards and is currently the chair of the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee.

Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, Private Practice, Seattle, WA, Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in private practice, and is also an affiliate faculty member of the school psychologist training program at the University of Washington. He is the Western Region representative to the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee.