Cultural Competence

NASP is committed to the support of inclusive educational environments that respect and respond to differences in race, culture, ethnicity, and language. NASP promotes cultural competence in every area of school psychological service delivery. NASP maintains a Bilingual Directory with a list NASP members who speak languages other than English.

  • Diversity Websites

    National organizations with an interest in multicultural and diversity topics are featured here. … more

  • Bilingual Immersion Programs

    A number of universities offer summer language immersion programs for school psychologists and graduate students. … more

  • NASP’s Commitment to Culturally Competent Practice

    NASP reaffirms its commitment to promote inclusive educational environments that respect and respond to differences in race, culture, ethnicity, and language. NASP promotes cultural competence in every area of school psychological service delivery. … more

  • Multicultural Affairs Committee

    NASP's Multicultural Affairs Committee was established to promote cultural awareness and culturally competent practice within the field of school psychology. … more

  • CLD Recruitment and Scholarships in School Psychology

    NASP is firmly committed to increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse school psychology students,practitioners, and trainers in school psychology programs. … more

  • Bilingual School Psychology Certification

    Information about NASP and state level certification in bilingual school psychology is detailed. … more

  • Culturally Competent Crisis Response

    School psychologists are increasingly involved in providing crisis response within multicultural communities. Those who are committed to enhancing their skills in cultural competency are more likely to be effective caregivers when challenging situations arise. … more

  • CLD Ambassadors of Recruitment Program

    The goal of the CLD Ambassadors of Recruitment Program is to promote diversity in the profession of school psychology through recruitment and outreach efforts to undergraduate and high school students from CLD backgrounds. … more

  • Self-Assessment Checklist

    This checklist is intended to heighten the self-awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in schools. … more

  • Multicultural & Bilingual School Psychology Graduate Programs

    These programs were self-nominated as part of a NASP multicultural graduate program survey. They have demonstrated a commitment to diversity issues through the recruitment and retention of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, multicultural curricular emphasis, faculty members involved in multicultural research and outreach, and participation in related research and training grants. … more

Psychology of Multiculturalism

Understanding the diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational needs of students is essential to creating genuinely inclusive and effective schools where all children can thrive.

Position Statements

  • Ensuring High Quality, Comprehensive and Integrated Student Supports

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) supports policies and practices that enhance the education and development of all students through the organized delivery of comprehensive and integrated specialized instructional support services and the important role of school psychologists in delivering them. … more