FAQs about MSPA

1. Why would I want to join the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association?

MSPA is the only statewide organization representing the interests of school psychologists in Massachusetts. MSPA is an organization dedicated to advocating for appropriate educational and mental health services for children and families. Members are professionals who maintain a communication network in order to disseminate and respond to information of local and statewide concern.

The Benefits of MSPA Membership include:

Occasional Bulletins updating you on school psychology in Massachusetts and professional development opportunities electronically or via postal service.

MSPA Newsletter containing news about current activities of the organization, recent research, and innovative practices of local school psychologists. The Newsletter is issued at least three times per year.

Licensing and Vendorship Lobbying, which has made significant progress toward the passage of legislation for third party payment for licensed educational psychologists.

Continuing Professional Development, which includes our annual spring conference, a fall conference, occasional co-sponsored conferences, and occasional regional workshops. APA, NCSP, CEU’s and PDP’s are provided.

Public Relations and Advocacy to inform your schools and superintendents of the services school psychologists provide in order to meet the mental health needs of children. PR materials are available to members. In addition, MSPA seeks to promote the profession of school psychology within public policy, educational, and mental health circles as well as with the general public.

MSPA Members Listserve and Electronic Bulletin to keep every member informed of important issues for our profession and to update and remind members of the many professional development opportunities both in the state and in states that are nearby.

Networking Information through conferences and the MSPA Membership Directory, which is produced every other year.

2. How do I join the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association?

It is easy for school psychologists, school psychology students and related professionals to join MSPA. Your E-mail is important for conference confirmations.
To print out, complete and mail the Membership Application

3I am a member of MSPA. How do I contact the MSPA Board?

The MSPA membership can communicate directly with the board of directors or with the entire membership that is on line through the MSPA Listserve. If you are a member you will have been added to the Listserve. If you find that you have not been added please contact us through this website and we will add your email address.

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Post messages to the folder, MSPA Forum and the web site by sending an e-mail message to: mspaforum@www.counsel.neu.edu.

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