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 Seth Lipkin at 301-347-1649.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) announced today that Kathleen Minke will step down from her position as Executive Director once a successor has joined the association. A search committee has been established to identify NASP’s next Executive Director, in partnership with the executive search firm Vetted Solutions.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is appalled by the proposed cuts to education funding in the House Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Subcommittee’s FY24 Appropriations bill.
The anniversary of an act of mass violence, like the shootings at Uvalde Elementary School a year ago, can be both a painful reminder of the horror and heartbreak experienced by the community and a time to spotlight the resilience and steps toward recovery of those directly affected. NASP offers guidance for educators on navigating anniversaries of traumatic events and three additional considerations.
Public Comments and Testimony
Testimony for the Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education on Academic Freedom on September 19, 2023
NASP submitted written testimony to the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education to shed light on the importance of academic freedom in K-12 schools and higher education, as well as how it is currently under attack. … more
NASP President Dr. Celeste Malone testified before the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce to shed light on the impact of gun violence on children and youth mental health. … more
School Psychology in the News
NASP's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, discussed on CSPAN’s Washington Monthly program the role of schools in providing mental health support to students. She shares the importance of mental health on school performance, how supporting the whole student allows them to thrive in school, at home, and in life, and the role of schools psychologists and other school-employed mental health professionals providing these services. … more
NASP Executive Director Kathleen Minke appears on Washington to Washington to discuss how the shortages of school psychologists affects the support students are able to receive and how the Safer Communities Act, which NASP supported in Congress, will fund increased mental health services in schools. … more
NASP member Christina Conolly joined the Kojo Nnamdi Show to discuss violence prevention in Montgomery (MD) County Public Schools. … 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.