Multicultural Affairs Committee

The Multicultural Affairs Committee (MAC) was established to promote cultural awareness and culturally competent practice within the field of school psychology. Several initiatives are underway to help advance the diversity goals laid out in NASP’s Strategic Plan including: increasing the number of practicing school psychologists and NASP members from culturally and linguistically diverse groups; increasing the participation of school psychologists from diverse backgrounds in NASP leadership and committees; increasing the number of Convention presentations and the dissemination of materials and resources that address diversity issues; and increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse students and faculty in school psychology training programs. NASP members interested in learning more or becoming involved in these initiatives should join the Communities listed below.

Diversity Communities

Interest Group Communities

Bilingual School Psychology

Contacts: Leigh Williams, MAC Chair and Sheila Desai, MAC Staff Liaison

New: Exposure Project

Building upon previous recruitment efforts, NASP’s African Diaspora subcommittee of the Multicultural Affairs Committee has officially launched the Exposure Project (#NASPEP) to expose high school students and undergraduates, especially those of diverse backgrounds, to school psychology. As a school psychology graduate student, faculty member, or practitioner, please consider presenting to high school students and undergraduates in your area to expose them to the field. Materials are available for download via Dropbox.