Attendees will become familiar with and gain skills in litigation involving testimony by school psychologists. Specific strategies that will be presented in lecture format include minimizing exposure to litigation, selecting and establishing an effective working relationship with an attorney, preparing materials and responding to subpoenas, responding to the credentials test, pretrial rehearsals, and delivery of testimony. Strategies for giving testimony before due process hearing officers, in depositions, and in open-court testimony will be highlighted. Recent cases in which school psychologists provided testimony in court and quasi-legal proceedings (for example, mediation or due process hearings) will be discussed. This session meets the 3 hour CPD requirement for ethics/legal regulations in school psychology.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credit:
This session offers NASP-approved CPD.
NASP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.
NASP is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements (#5603).
NASP maintains responsibility for the program.