Guide to Session Types

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NASP has created a dynamic program to meet the needs of all attendees, no matter your experience level or preferred learning style. View the descriptions below to help you choose sessions based on format and intended audience. Each session type is represented by the two letters located in the parentheses below. Find these two letters at the front of each session number. Tip: Want to see all of one type of session? You can filter the session list by session type.

Sessions Offering Documented CPD

All sessions can be used to claim CPD credit. However, documented CPD can only be earned by attending documented sessions, NASP convention workshops, and Session Recording Packages.

Featured Sessions (FS)
50 or 80 minutes

  • Experts invited by the Convention Committee
  • Includes NASP Legends address and Distinguished Lecture presentation

NEW: Field-Based Skills Sessions (FBS)
110 minutes

  • Presented by experienced professionals
  • Provide applied, concrete, and practical skills
  • Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis

Interest Group Networking Sessions (IG)
50 to 80 minutes

  • Groups that share a common area of interest or expertise
  • Promote sharing of ideas and strategies

Meetings (MT)
50 to 110 minutes

  • Meetings of different groups happening during the convention

Mini-Skills Presentations (MS)
110 minutes

  • In-depth, hands-on training
  • Focus on delivering usable skills
  • Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis

Paper Presentations (PA)
50 minutes

  • Cover a wide range of topics
  • Present research, data, and innovative practices
  • Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis

Poster Presentations (PO)
90 minute blocks

  • Organized by theme and displayed concurrently
  • Visual presentation of information
  • Informal and interactive format

Practitioner Conversation Sessions (PC)
50 minutes

  • Sharing of real-world experiences
  • Small groups of participants
  • Structured discussions

Special Events (SE)
1 to 4 hours

  • Range from informational to fun
  • May require preregistration

Special Sessions (SS)
50 to 110 minutes

  • Sponsored by NASP boards and committees
  • Address priorities of the association

Symposium Presentations (SY)
80 minutes

  • Presentation of opposing views on a topic
  • Debate between panelists
  • Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis

Extra Fee Required

Documented Sessions (DS) [√]
80 minutes

  • Advanced level content
  • Documented CPD*
  • Only $10 per session

NASP Convention Workshops (WS) [√]
3- or 6-hour sessions

Topic Area

There are several ways to identify all of the sessions on a specific topic. Search by keyword, or sort using the categories below. Your results will include many different session types.

Diversity Sessions [D]
Sessions that focus on diversity issues facing school psychologists.

Early Career Sessions [EC]
Sessions that may be of particular interest to early career professionals.

Graduate Student Sessions [GS]
Sessions that may be of particular interest to graduate students.

President’s Strands Sessions [PS]
Sessions that are included within the President’s Strands.

Skill Level

Choose sessions that match your experience based on their assigned skill levels.

Skill Levels Key

I - Introductory
Aimed at participants with basic preparation in the topic area.

II - Intermediate
Aimed at participants with basic preparation and some advanced study and/or experience in the topic area.

III - Advanced
Aimed at participants with significant experience and/or expertise in the topic area.

Grade Level

Quickly identify which sessions will help you address the needs of the age groups you serve by checking each session’s grade level.

Grade Level Key

A - Preschool
B - Elementary School
C - Middle School
D - High School

NASP Practice Model Domain

NASP’s Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, or the NASP Practice Model, represents NASP’s official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services, which are outlined in 10 domains of practice. The domains covered by a session are indicated by their corresponding numbers after the letters "PMD".

Practice Model Domain Key

Symbol Practice Model Domain
PMD: 1 Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability
PMD: 2 Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration
PMD: 3 Domain 3: Interventions and Instructional Support to Develop Academic Skills
PMD: 4 Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills
PMD: 5 Domain 5: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning
PMD: 6 Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services
PMD: 7 Domain 7: Family–School Collaboration Services
PMD: 8 Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning
PMD: 9 Domain 9: Research and Program Evaluation
PMD: 10 Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice

*Documented Sessions and NASP Convention Workshops offer NASP-approved CPD. NASP is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NASP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.