School psychology professionals can depend on psychology associations, such as the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association, 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 includes white papers, articles, podcasts, case studies and more.
- Networking Opportunities: With 22,000+ members, get the advice, insights and ideas that 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 the opportunity to network with professionals that 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 get access to a myriad of content that includes career development, trends in psychology, continuing education programs and more.
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