Types of Sessions

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NASP has created a dynamic program to meet the needs of all attendees, no matter your experience level or preferred learning style. Use the descriptions below to choose sessions based on length and format. For all educational sessions that do not require preregistration, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tip: Want to see all of one type of session? You can filter the session list by session type.

Featured Sessions (FS)
50 or 80 minutes

  • Experts invited by the Convention Committee
  • Includes NASP Legends Address and Distinguished Lecture

Field-Based Skills Sessions (FBS)
110 minutes

  • Presented by experienced professionals
  • Provide applied, concrete, and practical skills

Interest Group Networking Sessions (IG)
50 to 80 minutes

  • Groups that share a common area of interest or expertise
  • Promote sharing of ideas and strategies

Meetings (MT)
50 to 110 minutes

  • Meetings of different groups happening during the convention

Mini-Skills Presentations (MS)
110 minutes

  • In-depth, hands-on training
  • Focus on delivering usable skills

Paper Presentations (PA)
50 minutes

  • Cover a wide range of topics
  • Present research, data, and innovative practices

Poster Presentations (PO)
90 minute blocks

  • Organized by theme and displayed concurrently
  • Visual presentation of information
  • Informal and interactive format

Practitioner Conversation Sessions (PC)
50 minutes

  • Sharing of real-world experiences
  • Small groups of participants
  • Structured discussions

Special Events (SE)
1 to 4 hours

  • Range from informational to fun
  • May require preregistration

Special Sessions (SS)
50 to 110 minutes

  • Sponsored by NASP boards and committees
  • Address priorities of the association

Symposium Presentations (SY)
80 minutes

  • Presentation of opposing views on a topic
  • May include debate between panelists

Documented Sessions (DS) [√] [$]
80 minutes

  • Advanced level content
  • 1.25 hours of documented CPD*
  • $10 per session for NASP members; $15 for nonmembers

NASP Convention Workshops (WS) [√] [$]
3- or 6-hour sessions

Sessions with a [√] offer documented CPD. [$] indicates sessions or events that require additional fees.

Session Handouts
In accordance with NASP’s green policy, hard copies of educational session handouts will not be provided. Session handouts will be available online to download/print shortly before, during, and after the convention. Presenters are responsible for uploading their handouts to the website. Internet access is not available in meeting rooms for educational sessions, including NASP Convention Workshops. Internet service is available, however, in public spaces such as hotel lobbies.

Sessions Offering Documented CPD

All sessions can be used to claim CPD credit. However, documented CPD can only be earned by attending documented sessions, NASP convention workshops, and Session Recording Packages (available for preorder; content is available in May 2020).

*Documented Sessions and NASP Convention Workshops offer NASP-approved CPD. NASP is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NASP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Topic Area

There are several ways to identify all of the sessions on a specific topic. Search by keyword or sort using the categories below. Your results will include many different session types.

Diversity Sessions [D]
Sessions that focus on diversity issues facing school psychologists.

Early Career Sessions [EC]
Sessions that may be of particular interest to early career professionals.

Graduate Student Sessions [GS]
Sessions that may be of particular interest to graduate students.

President’s Strands Sessions [PS]
Sessions that are included within the President’s Strands.

Skill Level

Choose sessions that match your experience based on their assigned skill levels.

Skill Levels Key

I - Introductory
Aimed at participants with basic preparation in the topic area.

II - Intermediate
Aimed at participants with basic preparation and some advanced study and/or experience in the topic area.

III - Advanced
Aimed at participants with significant experience and/or expertise in the topic area.

NASP Practice Model Domain

NASP’s Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services, or the NASP Practice Model, represents NASP’s official policy regarding the delivery of school psychological services, which are outlined in 10 domains of practice. The domains covered by a session are indicated by their corresponding numbers after the letters "PMD".

Practice Model Domain Key

Symbol Practice Model Domain
PMD: 1 Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability
PMD: 2 Domain 2: Consultation and Collaboration
PMD: 3 Domain 3: Interventions and Instructional Support to Develop Academic Skills
PMD: 4 Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills
PMD: 5 Domain 5: School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning
PMD: 6 Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services
PMD: 7 Domain 7: Family–School Collaboration Services
PMD: 8 Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning
PMD: 9 Domain 9: Research and Program Evaluation
PMD: 10 Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice