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About School Psychology Forum

School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice (SPF) is a refereed journal published electronically by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). SPF is:

  • An outlet for making high-level scholarship accessible and relevant to the practice of professional school psychology.
  • A forum for hosting the scholarly treatment and scientific evaluation of current clinical, legal, school, policy, practice, and professional issues.
  • An interactive environment for scholars, professional school psychologists, and policy makers. Readers are expected to be contributors by making suggestions, discussing posted articles, and engaging in active leadership for the direction of our field.
  • An opportunity for readers to contribute by making suggestions, discussing posted articles, and engaging in active leadership for the direction of our field.
  • An approach to extend information from scholars beyond the professional borders and national borders. Internet-based journals allow information from school psychology to reach out and inform the practice of school psychology and all relevant professions from around the world.

Purpose and Goals

The purpose of SPF is to provide readers an interactive forum to access, discuss and expand on critical, current issues related to children's learning and mental health with the explicit goal of supporting school-based practitioners' ability to improve outcomes for students, families and schools. Importantly, SPF extends beyond the professional and national borders. Both the focus of the content and the Internet format allow information from school psychology to reach out and inform the practice of school psychologists and all relevant professions from around the world.

Content and Focus

SPF has theme issues consisting of invited articles for specific theme issues and general issues consisting of unsolicited manuscripts. SPF publishes original research, program evaluations, literature reviews, and reviews of evidence-based practices. Case studies and scholarly treatment of policy and legal issues will also be considered. All articles explicitly advance the practice of school psychology with concrete and actionable recommendations.

Upcoming Theme Issues

School Psychology Forum now has a call for papers for several upcoming theme issues. There are openings for papers in all theme issues. School Psychology Forum will continue to have space for and strongly encourage general submissions.

Editorial Advisory Board

Position Opening: Editor-Elect of School Psychology Forum

The NASP Publications Committee is conducting a search for the next Editor-Elect of School Psychology Forum. The selected individual will serve as Editor-Elect from January-December 2016 and as Editor from January 2017- December 2019. Those interested in applying for the position must submit a letter indicating intent to submit an application by September 30, 2015, and all application materials must be received by no later than October 15, 2015.

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Steven R. Shaw
McGill University

Editorial Assistant
Laura Varona Prevez
McGill University

Associate Editor(s)

Dan Florell
Eastern Kentucky University

Paul C. McCabe

Oliver Edwards
Central Florida University

Editorial Advisory Board

Rhonda Armistead
Charlotte, NC
Justin Barterian
Michigan State University
Sarah B. Bassin
Columbia, SC
John Begeny
North Carolina State University
Michael B. Brown
East Carolina University
Stephanie Cawthon
University of Texas
Deborah Crockett
Fayette County, GA
John Desrochers
New Canaan, CT
Oliver Edwards
University of Central Florida
John Mark Froiland
University of Northern Colorado
Anisa Goforth
University of Montana
Betsy C. Grier-Chesno
Columbia, SC
Caroline Hexdall
Center for Development and Learning—UNC
Jessica Hoffman
Northeastern University
Anna M. Jankowska
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland)
Janine Jones
University of Washington
Steven Lee
University of Kansas
Chieh Li
Northeastern University
Twyla Mancil
University of Florida
Amanda Marcotte
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Laura Lee McIntyre
University of Oregon
Daniel Miller
Texas Woman's University
Kristin Sawka-Miller
Sienna College
Kristin Missall
University of Iowa
Monica Oganes Murray
Tampa, FL
David Parker
University of Minnesota
Shawna Petersen-Brown
University of Minnesota
Mark Posey
USC-School of Medicine
Lisa Sanetti
University of Connecticut
David Shriberg
Loyola University Chicago
Kristen Varjas
Georgia State University
Nathan von der Embse
East Carolina University