NCSPA is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists across North Carolina to provide comprehensive services that reflect best practices in the field of school psychology.

Welcome parents, educators, leaders, and student support specialists!

We hope that you will find this resource helpful as you fulfill your role in ensuring positive educational outcomes and wellness for all our children and youth. As School Psychologists across North Carolina, we can be part of the solution, no matter the problem!


Special Announcements

Recognize an Exemplary School Psychologist!
Posted on May 17, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Please consider nominating an exemplary school psychologist for one of these awards! Click on the links below for more detailed information regarding eligibility requirements and criteria for each award and to nominate a school psychologist. NCSPA PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR AWARD or NCSPA INNOVATIVE PRACTICES AWARD
2017 NCSPA Fall Conference Poster Session
Posted on May 04, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Calling all proposals for the 2017 NCSPA Poster Session, to be held at the Fall Conference this October! We're inviting all students, trainers, and practitioners to submit either a research study or innovative practice. Prizes will be involved! Please see our flyer for more information.
School Mental Health Policy
Posted on April 07, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members,
It's with great excitement and pleasure that the State Board of Education passed the School Mental Health Policy yesterday. This is a major event since it calls for each LEA to develop and implement a plan for assessing and improving upon the effectiveness of existing supports for mental health and substance use needs of its student population. The plan must address a continuum of services and provide a plan for stakeholder engagement to achieve a coordinated system of support in school and community for students and their families.The plan must also be approved by the local governing board and reviewed at least every years.

School psychologist were well represented on this School Mental Health Initiative which encompassed nearly two years of work. And the letter of support from NSCPA along with other letters of support helped reach yesterdays significant event for children and families. Each of you, because of your membership contributed to the passage of this school mental heath policy. Now it is time to take a leadership role within your districts to make sure school psychologists are included in the conversations about local plans to address a full continuum of supports for the mental health and substance use needs of its student population. I have attached the school mental health recommendations that support the policy to assist you in your work.
Thank You,


Jim Deni, President
 
Dr. Jim Deni
Professor of Psychology
School Psychology Trainer
NCSPA President
TSP, Treasure
Appalachian State University
Student Services Resolution
Posted on February 06, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
NCSPA believes that the Student Services areas should be located together within the organizational structure of DPI.  The respective consultants should report to an Executive Director of Assistant Superintendent.  See our Resolution on Student Services for more information.
Check out the **NEW** Professional Practices Committee Page!
Posted on January 16, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
The Professional Practices Committee now has a new page on our website! Check out this page to find guidance for ethical and legal dilemmas and for a collection of resources providing guidance to NCSPA members on professional activities specific to school psychological service provision. You can view the page by clicking the "Resources>Professional Practices Committee" tab on the navigation bar at the top of this page or link directly to it here.
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