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

Governor's Proclamation!
Posted on November 08, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
It's official! NCSPA has worked with Governor Cooper to get the following proclamation for School Psychology Awareness Week 2017! Download as a PDF here: SPAW.Governor's Proclamation.2017
Advocacy 2017: Facts To Tell Our Story. Know It. Use It.
Posted on November 08, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Download this infographic as a PDF here: SP Infographic.10.10

See the NC School Psychologists 2017-18 Fact Sheet for more info. It also works as a great advocacy tool when talking to legislators and other stakeholders!
The NCSPA Professional Learning Committee Wants You!
Posted on November 02, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
NCSPA Early Career Award
Posted on October 17, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair


The NCSPA Board has again approved the implementation of a drawing to provide an award for one NCSPA member who is in his/her first 4 years as a school psychologist.   This award will consist of 0 to be awarded to assist the winner in attending the NASP Convention which will be held in Chicago, Illinois from February 13th through the 16th 2018.  The process for selecting the award winner will be overseen by the North Carolina NASP Delegate Representative, Amy Ivey.

The criteria for eligibility for this award consists of:
  1. Current member of NCSPA
  2. Working in North Carolina
  3. In the first four years of work as a school psychologist
  4. Agreement to contribute an article to the NCSPA newsletter following attendance at the convention
Anyone interested in entering a drawing for this award would need to complete the following entry form. Paper entry forms are available online (ncspaonline.com) and can be sent to Amy Ivey via email (amylivey@gmail.com). They will also be accepted at the Fall Conference as long as the NCSPA membership of the individual can be confirmed at that time.

At the NCSPA Fall Conference, a special drawing will be held at the Members Meeting to select the winner of this award.  You do not need to be in attendance at the conference or the meeting to receive the award.  Once the winner has their NASP Convention Registration completed, they will be awarded the 0.
***IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: TRAVELING TO NCSPA FALL CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY***
Posted on October 16, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Dear NCSPA Fall Conference Attendee,

It has recently been brought to our attention that the Bull City Half Marathon race will be taking place in downtown Durham on Sunday Oct. 22nd. The timing overlaps with the start of the Fall Conference and will impact travel into downtown. The roads around the convention center will be closed from 7:20am-8:10am to allow for the majority of the runners. You can see the map here: https://dpn1qne7q4y5f.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/302/2017/08/18175722/BCRF_detours.pdf

We have taken steps to try and minimize the inconvenience to our attendees and guests on Sunday. Registration will open at 8:15am and run until to 9:15am. Both morning sessions will  start at 9:15 am and run until 12:30pm. Lunch is on your own from 12:30pm-2:00pm. The afternoon Sessions will run from 2:15pm -5:30pm. Our joint LPP and Student Advocacy reception will begin at 5:45pm in the Marriott lounge.  Participants should allow for longer travel time on Sunday morning.

The recommended route into downtown is as follows:

-Exit off Highway 147 at 12B onto S. Roxboro St.

-Take a left onto W. Trinity Ave.

-Take a left onto Morris St.

-Entrance to Parking Deck is on left side of street, right before W. Morgan St.

Please see the attached map

If you are staying at the Marriott, there is also valet parking available.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you at the conference!

NCSPA Fall Conference Committee
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North Carolina School Psychology Association shared American Psychiatric Association's post. ...

APA Invites Comments on Proposed Changes to DSM-5 The proposals were approved by APA DSM Steering Committee and are being posted for a 30-day public comment period, from Nov. 22 through Dec. 22. www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm

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