The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is dedicated to promote appropriate mental health and educational services to meet the many and varied needs of children, families and their communities. In order to achieve this aim, the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association advocates for children’s needs, informs the public of the value of school psychological services, provides continued professional development and conducts research.
School Psychology Awareness Week
to advocate for the importance of our profession!
Of Sound Mind
One in five school-age children suffers from a mental health disorder. Does your school have enough qualified psychologists to meet student need? Read NYSSBA’s latest research report to learn more about what superintendents and school psychologists say about whether there are enough qualified staff to address student mental health challenges.
Anxious for Success
Excessive worry. Withdrawal. Irritability. Even nausea. Since the advent of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), high-stakes testing has been a prominent focus of schools throughout the United States – and New York State in particular. But what toll do these tests take on students who must take them?
NASP Find a Mentor
Mentorship has never been more important than it is now! We are encouraging all MSPA members to join the NASP Find-a-Mentor Program. If you have at least 3 years of experience, we encourage you to become a mentor. If you have less than 3 years of experience, we encourage you to become a mentee. All MSPA members who enroll in the program will receive a 10% discount for the fall 2021 MSPA conference. Once you sign up, please forward your notification of enrollment to mspa.PRcommittee@gmail.com
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Free Early Career Professional Development
The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA) and the MA School Psychology Training programs will be holding a monthly professional development seminar for school psychologists who graduated in 2021 and 2020. This seminar will help support recent graduates as they transition into independent practice. Active MSPA members are eligible to enroll in the seminar at no cost. Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7pm via zoom. Please email Matt DuBois (email@example.com) if you would like to register.
Board of Directors
The MSPA Board of Directors meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at William James College in Newton, MA. All active MSPA Members are invited to attend MSPA Board Meetings!
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Exhibit with MSPA!
Parties interested in exhibiting at a MSPA event should contact the MSPA Program Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds from Exhibitor Registration Fees go directly to the MSPA Diversity Scholarship. For online purchase, please use the link below.