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.

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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

Lightning Talks – Call for Proposals
Posted on September 01, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
North Carolina School Psychology Association 2015 Fall Conference Winston-Salem Twin City Quarter ( Sunday, October 18, through Tuesday, October 20 If you have a research project or an innovative practice that you would like to share with your School Psychology colleagues, we invite you to participate in this year’s Lightning Talks session at NCSPA’s Fall Conference. Lightning Talks are brief presentations on new research or innovative practices.  Each presenter and will be allotted five minutes and may use up to three slides. (Presenters should allow time for a few questions.) Proposals must be submitted by email to Pam Kidder-Ashley at Deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, September 25, 2015, but early submissions are welcome. Decisions about acceptance will made within 2 weeks of receipt.  The date and time of the session will be Monday, October 19, 4:30 – 6:00. Please note that presenters must PRE-register for the conference. Registration information is available at Submission requirements: Submit the following, as an attachment, using a clear, 12-point font, double-spaced, in MS Word format:
  • A two- to three-page Summary that briefly describes the study conducted or the practice implemented
  • The first page of the proposal should be a Cover Page that contains the following information:
o   The title of the Lightning Talk o   A list of the names of the authors, their highest degrees attained, and their university or employment affiliations, in this format: David Jones, BA, Your University Jane Smith, MA/SSP, Your School District Sarah Adams, Ph.D., Your University o   The name, phone number, and email address of the contact person for the proposal Note:  When assigning a document name to the Summary, please include the last name of the primary presenter in the file name (e.g., Smith_Summary.doc). A computer with projector and screen will be provided for the Lightning Talks. If your proposal is accepted, you should prepare to present it in no more 5 minutes, using no more than 3 slides, via MS PowerPoint or Prezi or a similar format. Please contact Dr. Pam Kidder-Ashley by email at, if you have questions about the submission process or the Lightning Talks session.
Save The Date! 2015 NCSPA Fall Conference
Posted on August 25, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
Reflecting on Our Past, Charting the Paths to Our Future
Oct. 18th-20th- Twin City Quarter, Winston-Salem, NC
Just a few of our topics: MTSS, Mental Health/Behavior, Executive Functioning, Assessment, Advocacy, Threat Assessment and more!
We have a great line up of presenters including (but not limited to) Randy Kamphaus, Stevan Kukic, Peter Isquith, Steve Feifer...
Book Rooms by Sept. 24th to get the NCSPA room rate (a savings of $100!)
Embassy Suites $145/night
Book your NCSPA Group Rate Embassy Suites
Marriott $135/night
Book your group rate for NCSPA Marriot
Legislative Update re: State Budget
Posted on July 26, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Members, As you know the House has rejected the Senate version of the Budget. The House budget includes funding for a Tier Six on the School Psychology salary scale (a 7.5% increase at year 25). The Senate version did not include this. There are major differences in the budgets with Medicaid, sales tax (urban vs. rural), and education funding being among them. These differences will be worked out behind closed doors. The legislature has passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the state through August 14, 2015; however that seems to be a very optimistic deadline. Other predictions range through September and October. Click here to read more
Pictures from the 2015 Coastal Region Spring Drive-In Conference!
Posted on June 02, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
New Drive-In Conferences!
Posted on May 07, 2015 by Tech Committee Chair
New upcoming NCSPA South Piedmont and Coastal Drive-In Conferences are posted! See our events page to register!
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