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Getting involved with NASP is a wonderful way to make the most of your membership experience, both by advancing the work of the profession and by connecting with peers on a one-to-one level. Below view a variety of ways to get more involved.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve on the Graduate Student Committee (GSC). In this role, I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with other school psychology graduate students, graduate educators, practitioners, and NASP staff to advocate for the field. Further, my experience on the GSC bolstered my ability to lead in local organizations.

Amy, graduate student, Texas

Apply for a Committee Opening

Generally, opportunities to join committees are posted on the Member Exchange. Most positions are advertised in the spring, with appointments typically beginning July 1. No committees are currently accepting applications.

Practice Model

Seeking a regular member to serve a 3-year term beginning October 1, 2021. Applications due September 20.

Earn CPD Credit

One of the perks of getting involved with NASP is that if the activity benefits you professionally, upgrading your skills or knowledge in a particular area, you may be able to claim CPD credit towards renewal of your NCSP. For clarifying questions, category descriptions, and documentation requirements, view the CPD Guidelines webpage.

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Top Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer Leadership

Become a Volunteer Leader

Learn more about NASP's volunteer leadership structure, including committees and boards. Position openings are primarily in the spring.

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Submit Your Manuscript

Submit Your Manuscript

Submit your research for publication in School Psychology Review or Communiqué. View details and author guidelines for both publications.

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Capitol Hill

Engage in Advocacy

Visit the Advocacy Action Center to write to your elected officials about proposed legislation or join the conversation on social media using #NASPadvocates.

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NCSP Portfolio Reviewers

Review NCSP Applications

Evaluate applications from NCSP candidates who graduated from a non-NASP-approved program. Volunteers review about three portfolios per year.

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Present at the Convention

Present at the Convention

Submit a convention proposal for next year by June 16 or volunteer to blindly review proposal submissions to help develop the educational program.

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Chat in the Communities

Chat in the Communities

Join Interest Groups and follow the conversations in the NASP Member Exchange and other groups. Weigh in with your expertise or experience.

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Recognition Programs

Recognize a Colleague

Nominate an outstanding peer for the Leadership in Action Spotlight, the Early Career Spotlight, or the Model Intern Supervisor Recognition.

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Approved Provider Reviewer

Approved Providers

This program promotes quality standards for continuing professional development. Review 6 to 12 applications per year. Contact Christine Peterson for details.

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NASP MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Deciding on Next Steps After Graduation

I really lucked out when I searched the NASP Find-a-Mentor directory and discovered Sara.

Jon Goodwin

Early career school psychologist Jon Goodwin shares how having a mentor helped him reach beyond his current support network to get perspective from someone with similar interests. In this interview, he and Sara Platt, his mentor, talk about what made the mentorship work so well and share some of the highlights of the mentorship.

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Give Back to the Profession

  • Become a Mentor

    Volunteer to provide mentorship to colleagues. View a list of available mentees and request to mentor someone who matches your professional experience.

  • Reply in the Communities

    Follow the conversations happening in the NASP Member Exchange and other Interest Groups and weigh in when you have expertise or experience with a particular discussion.

  • Review NCSP Portfolios

    Volunteer to review portfolio submissions from NCSP applications from non-NASP-approved graduate programs. Earn CPD for your contributions.