Mission: LSPA promotes the profession of school psychology to advance effective practices that enrich students' educational outcomes, behavior and mental health.
LSPA @ Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit 2018
LSPA President Annie Holmes, NCSP and Meagan Medley, PhD, NCSP will be presenting on behalf of LSPA Friday, June 1, three sessions titled Screening Complete: Now What?, A how to guide of selected evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions.
Crisis in the News...
Our hearts go out to all of the families and educators impacted by the recent acts of violence and threats in schools. Please use the resources available to you on the CRISIS TAB.
Also, the National Association of School Psychologists provides a talking list to give to parents and educators. If you are interested in joining the LSPA School Safety, Trauma & Crisis Committee, please email email@example.com.
LSPA Update: HB 766
THANK YOU LSPA MEMBERS! Because of your help and the tireless efforts of members of the EC and Governmental Relations Committee, several amendments in HB 766 include clarifying language to serve students and educators in Louisiana. Not all of our desired language was included and LA House Bill 766 passed through the legislative branch and now will head to the governor. This bill concerns outside behavioral and mental health services to be provided in schools. To read the bill and the several amendments fully, click here.
LSPA Represented on the LPB Louisiana Public Square about "Making Schools Safe"
Check out LSPA members and school psychologists Dr. Carmen Broussard and Brandon Wilks participating in the forum of LPB's LPS about school safety. Dr. Meagan Medley was also interviewed about school safety, threat assessments, the need for more school psychologists practicing in the state of Louisiana and the significant concern about the possible loss of funding for the Louisiana School Psychological Internship Consortium (LASP*PIC).
4th Annual LSPA Advocacy Day,
April 16, 2018
The 4th Annual LSPA Advocacy Day at the Capitol was a great success. LSPA advocated for school psychology and the best for students, educators and families across the state.