Session Detail

Ethics and Cultural Diversity Training for LSSP's

TITLEEthics for School Psychologists in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities

SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will focus on the ways the National Association of School Psychologists’ 2020 Principles for Professional Ethics address ethical responsibilities of school psychologists. Resources will be presented and utilized to take a problem-solving approach to resolving ethical dilemmas. Scenarios will be discussed that are relevant to practice in the current climate of crisis response related to the pandemic, the intersection of law, procedure and unspoken rules, and other related issues raised by practitioners throughout the state. Be prepared to participate, learn something new and take away tools to make your professional functioning more ethical and just.


  • Practice using a problem-solving model to address ethical issues.
  • Discuss and examine various sources of influence that can contribute to ethical dilemmas, particularly related to equity, access, social justice and anti-racist policies and actions.
  • Discuss accepted and evolving standards and principles pertaining to different scenarios in the current school and community environments.


TITLE: Social Justice in School Psychology Practice: Examining the Impact of Diversity and Justice on Everyday Practice

SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will examine elements of social justice and school psychology. Participants will examine their own understanding of social justice and relate that to the daily practice of school psychology.  In addition, elements of systemic issues related to racism, privilege, disproportionality, and implicit bias will be examined.  Strategies for reducing the negative impact and promoting systems that are more just will be discussed. Be prepared to participate, learn something new- about yourself and the systems where you work- and take away tools to make your professional functioning more effective and more just.


  • Engage in activities to evaluate one’s personal development with regard to understanding social justice as a component of school psychology practice.
  • Understand the impact of systemic issues on students in traditionally minoritized groups.
  • Create an action plan to address systemic issues related to discriminatory practice and promote

Important Session Information:

Presenter: Dr. Laurie Klose, Ph.D.

Dr. Laurie McGarry Klose is the owner and CEO of RespectED, a consulting firm that provides services to schools and families. She has worked as a faculty member at Trinity University and Texas State University, including serving as the Director of Assessment for the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support and University Assessment and Counseling Clinic. In addition, she worked as a campus and district-based school psychologist for 12 years in California, Massachusetts and Texas. Along with service on numerous state and national committees, Laurie’s leadership positions include President of Texas Association of School Psychologists, Texas Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists, South Eastern Delegate Representative to the Board of Directors of NASP, and the Chair of the NASP Ethics and Professional Practices Board. Laurie is currently the President Elect of National Association of School Psychologists.

This full-day session will review the Ethics & Diversity professional standards required for LSSP licensure. 

This workshop will be offered via Zoom (not recorded). 

The Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop date. 

Registration for this session has ended

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
Seats Available:
$0.00 (* No Charge)
Contact Person:
Elizabeth Archer
Elizabeth Archer
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
Date Time Location
1/27/2021 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Online Location
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