School psychologists can provide expertise on issues facing schools and students such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, school safety and crisis prevention, and more. Members of the media should contact Katherine Cowan at 301-347-1665.
The recent school shootings in North Carolina and Colorado are two more tragic examples of the challenge we face as a nation to keep our children, schools, and communities safe from gun violence.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) believes that President Trump’s proposed FY20 budget poses significant risk to the United States’ public education system and students.
This spring marks the first anniversary of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and Santa Fe High School in Texas, as well as the 12-year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech and the 20-year anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Public Comments and Testimony
On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I write to urge your support and a “yes” vote on the Equality Act (H.R. 5). NASP represents 25,000 school psychologists who work with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and communities to ensure students have the necessary supports needed to thrive at school, at home, and in life. We serve all students who are present in our nation’s schools. … more
On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I urge you to include funding for the critical programs outlined in this letter as you consider federal appropriations for departments and agencies under the jurisdiction of your subcommittee for FY2020. … more
On behalf of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), thank you for the opportunity to submit comments to be considered during the House Education and Labor Committee’s work on reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. … more
School Psychology in the News
NASP member Christina Conolly joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss violence prevention in Montgomery (MD) County Public Schools. … more
NASP member Angela Mann discusses her work on an ACLU study that discusses mental health statues of America's students. … more
NASP Executive Director Kathy Minke joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss how parents can do to help kids navigate the new school year, whether they are entering preschool or high school. … more
Who Are School Psychologists?
Learn more about school psychologists' role, expertise, and services.
NASP Practice Model
NASP's model for implementation of school psychological services to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and quality in schools nationwide.
NASP's public policy and advocacy blog.
Position statements and resolutions representing the official policy of NASP.
Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children
Improper media coverage of crises can also cause real harm to children.