Professional Associations

Psychology Professional Associations

School psychology professionals can depend on psychology associations to deliver evidence-based resources, networking opportunities and more!

National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) core values center around empowering school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health. NASP’s vision is to have all children and youth thrive in school, at home and throughout their lives.

Benefits of Joining NASP:

  • Evidence-Based Resources: These resources are focused on the most current issues in the field and include white papers, articles, podcasts, case studies and more.
  • Networking Opportunities: With 22,000+ members, get the advice, insights and ideas you need from other school psychology professionals. The Find-a-Mentor program connects members to other professionals who offer support for growth and development.
  • Professional Development: NASP has an online learning center that offers discounted, documented continuing professional development courses on a variety of topics.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading national psychology association with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. The 54 APA divisions allow members to network with professionals who share the same interests and specialty areas.

Benefits of Joining APA:

  • Advocacy: The APA is an avid advocate for legislation and policies that advance human welfare and improve safety. Their initiatives include health, education/training, research, social justice and more.
  • Exclusive Member Content: Members of APA gain access to a myriad of content that includes career development, trends in psychology, continuing education programs and more.

Other Psychology Associations That May be of Interest:

Association for Women in Psychology

The Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) is an interdisciplinary organization that attends to issues and concerns at the intersections of feminism and psychology.

International School Psychology Association

The International School Psychology Association (ISPA) promotes the work of school psychologists worldwide, providing training, resources, and a global community to school psychologists or those interested in the field.

Our team at ProCare Therapy offers many benefits for our school psychologists, including paid association dues. If you are in the market for a new position, view our extensive list of openings here.