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Volume 29, Issue 2 (2000)

Addressing Sexual Orientation and Professional Ethics in the Training of School Psychologists in School and University Settings

pp. 217—230

Abstract: This article discusses training in the field of school psychology in relation to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (sexual minority) youth. Using the NASP Principles for Professional Ethics (NASP, 1997), we explain how ethical principles are used to advocate for sexual minority youth. We then discuss approaches for conducting training in public schools and university programs. The final section describes specific strategies that school psychologists may implement to create sexual minority affirmative environments. We conclude that the field of school psychology is poised to make significant contributions in meeting the educational and psychological needs of sexual minority youth as this new millennium begins.

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