NASP Committees and Boards
NASP leadership includes the Board of Directors, the Leadership Assembly, committees, boards, task forces and panels appointed to advance the work of the association. Below is a directory of NASP's committees and boards.
Assistance to States Committee
Conducts ongoing assessment of state association needs for assistance from the Association, coordinates training for state leaders related to association organizational management and professional issues, provides continued information to state associations regarding NASP resources, and facilitates communication among state associations.
Supports the major messaging and advocacy needs of the Association, with the specific focus on helping individual members understand and be better equipped to effectively communicate about and advocate for their role and needed services in their districts and states.
Coordinates the planning and operations of the annual convention.
Early Career Committee
Focuses on providing relevant resources to support and retain early career school psychologists as well as to assist in developing future Association leaders.
Ethics and Professional Practices Board
Promotes ethical and professional practices that are consistent with the Association’s Principles for Professional Ethics and Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services.
Government and Professional Relations (GPR) Committee
Serves as the public policy arm of NASP. GPR focuses on promoting comprehensive school psychological services and effective educational and mental health services for all children and their families through appropriate legislation, advocacy, and public policy development.
Graduate Education Committee
Promotes effective graduate education and supports for graduate educators through technical assistance, faculty recruitment and retention efforts, resource development and sharing, recognition programs, and coordination with the Program Accreditation Board.
Graduate Student Committee
Organizes and directs professional development and networking activities at the annual convention to help graduate students of school psychology increase their knowledge and skills in the field; provides students with leadership opportunities through the NASP Student Leader program; develops resources for students and early career professionals; and increases student familiarity with the benefits of membership in their professional association.
Leadership Development Committee
Provides ongoing training in leadership skills for school psychology leaders, orients new and returning Association leaders to their duties and responsibilities, identifies and establishes mentors for emerging leaders, provides technical assistance for boards and committees, compiles leadership resources to support leader development, identifies emerging leaders, and evaluates leadership development initiatives and their effectiveness.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Two Spirit (LGBTQI2-S) Committee
Provides information, research, and resources to increase school psychologists’ cultural competence and utilization of best practices in providing effective educational and mental health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and two-spirited youth.
Assists the professional staff with strategies for membership recruitment and retention.
Multicultural Affairs Committee
Promotes cultural awareness and culturally competent practice within the field of school psychology and serves as cultural advisors to NASP leadership.
National and State Credentialing Committee
Promotes the Association’s Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists and supports states in advocacy efforts related to credentialing.
National School Psychology Certification Board
Maintains the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential, including managing reviews of application portfolios submitted by graduates of non-NASP-approved programs.
Nominations and Elections Committee
Charged with arranging, implementing, and overseeing the annual election of Officers, Delegates, and Delegate Representatives. Enforces the rules set forth by the Board of Directors and the Leadership Assembly, and recommends to these bodies any and all procedural changes that it deems necessary and appropriate.
Chair: Stephen Brock
Practice Model Committee
Promotes the implementation of the NASP Practice Model through the creation and dissemination of support materials and resources for use by school psychologists, university graduate educators, state school psychology leaders, and external stakeholders.
Professional Growth Committee
Supports the ongoing professional development of school psychologists through such activities as the development of self-study resources and a speakers’ bureau for state conferences; coordinates documentation of continuing professional development (CPD) credit for Association activities; provides consultation on CPD to state affiliates, the Convention Committee, and the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB); and coordinates the Approved Provider System (APS).
Professional Positions Committee
Facilitates the development of position papers articulating the current trends and positions advocated by the Association.
Program Accreditation Board
Promotes the preparation of a diverse population of highly competent school psychologists through implementation of the NASP Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists.
Holds ultimate responsibility for all NASP publications, without undue interference in the procedures for publishing the Communiqué, School Psychology Review, and NASP books.
Conducts, collects, analyzes, and disseminates research relevant to the practice and the profession of school psychology.
School Safety and Crisis Response Committee
Oversees the Association’s work related to school safety and crisis prevention, mitigation, protection, response, and recovery.
Social Justice Committee
Promotes non-discriminatory, equitable, and evidence-based practices in school psychology to ensure the educational rights, opportunities, and well-being of all children and youth, especially those whose voices and experiences have been marginalized.