[Educational Psychology SIG]: Ethical School Psychological Practice by Dr Monica Thielking

The Educational Psychology SIG is proud to invite Dr Monica Thielking to give a talk on:

Ethical School Psychological Practice: What should an Educational Psychologist do when…

Event description

The practice of school/educational psychology is based on knowledge and application of ethical and professional standards. The school setting should be one defined by an ethical and professional culture that guides practice and interactions among educational psychologists and clients, teachers, families, and school administrators. However, complex situations and complications can put the psychologist in an ethical predicament. Situations that challenge the conventional understanding of professional boundaries and competencies, client confidentiality, and stakeholder relationships for example, may appear to get in the way of the learning and therapeutic goals for the client. They may also create stress for the psychologist who is simultaneously balancing the needs of clients, professional responsibilities and stakeholders.

In her sharing, Dr Monica Thielking will elaborate on some of the common ethical dilemma’s faced by professionals, and help contextualize these issues in the Singapore setting. She will also offer some of the ethical guidelines globally that school psychologists can be mindful of and consider them in their practice.

Bio of Speaker

Dr Monica Thielking

Dr. Monica Thielking is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of school psychology, is one of the authors of “Resources for Ethical School Psychological Practice in Australia”. She is also a co-editor of the recently published “Handbook of Australian School Psychology”. Prior to her current appointment as a senior lecturer with Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Monica worked as a school psychologist and at the National Office of the Australian Psychological Society as the APS Psychologists in Schools Advisor. Monica was the founder and inaugural Convenor of the APS Psychologists in Schools Interest Group, of which she is still a member.

Additional Information:

After the talk, training or practising Educational/School Psychologists are invited to stay for a 30 minute discussion session and an update of upcoming Educational Psychology SIG’s activities.

Details of Event

Date: 8 February 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Classroom A2-03, James Cook University Singapore, 149 Sims Drive, S387380


This talk is FREE and open to all SPS Educational Psychology SIG members.

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Non-SPS practising or training Educational Psychologists: $15


Closing date: 4 February 2018

Please note that seats are limited, registration is on first-come-first-serve basis. Thank you.


  • Educational Psychology SIG Event
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Venue:   James Cook University - Room A2-03

James Cook University Singapore (A2-03), 149 Sims Drive, 387380, Singapore