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Ethical and Professional Practices Committee

The NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee is responsible for interpreting and applying standards for the professional conduct of NASP members and school psychologists who are credentialed by the National School Psychology Certification System. The committee’s purposes are:

  1. To promote and maintain ethical conduct by school psychologists.
  2. To educate school psychologists regarding NASP ethical standards.
  3. To protect the well being of school psychologists' clients.

Steps for addressing or solving an ethical or professional practices question.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
  • CoChair: Susan Jacob, PhD, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Northeast Region: Melissa Pearrow, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Southeast Region: Laurie Klose, PhD, Texas State University-San Marcos, TX
  • Central Region: Juliette Madigan, MEd, NCSP, Cleveland Municipal School District, Cleveland, OH
  • Western Region: Fred Provenzano, PhD, NCSP, Private Practice, Seattle, WA

Find out more information about Committee Members

At-Large Members

  • Dana Boccio, PhD, Adelphi University, Garden City, NJ
  • John Garruto, EdD, Oswego City School District, Oswego, NY
  • Nate Jones, PhD, Southeastern Region Education Service Center, Bedford, NH

Ethics Advisory Panel

The Ethics Advisory Panel serves as a resource for the Ethical and Professional Practices Committee. The panel provides opinions and guidance in matters of professional and ethical practice and serves as members of Independent Appeals Committees for the resolution of ethical complaints.

Ethical and Professional Problem Solving

Although the committee has the authority to accept, investigate and adjudicate formal complaints, its procedures define a series of preliminary problem-solving steps as described in the links below.

NASP Principles for Professional Ethics

In March 2010, NASP adopted the 2010 revision of the Principles for Professional Ethics. This revision became effective on January 1, 2011.

Public Notice of NASP Disciplinary Actions