Louisiana School 

MissionLSPA promotes the profession of school psychology to advance effective practices that enrich students' educational outcomes, behavior and mental health. 

The 38th Annual LSPA Conference!

 Nov 7-9, 2018, "Stronger Together: A Focus on the Multidisciplinary Team" 


KEYNOTE: Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD NASP President

LUNCHEON: Speaker Jamie Wong, LADOE Special Education

HIGHLIGHTS: Brief Conference Schedule

  • Sip & See Poster Symposium (Student Poster Competition)
  • Louisiana Job Fair
  • Student Forum
  • Student Reception: Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, NASP President
  • NEW: Regional Round-tables: Meet by region to discuss current local issues. Regional work groups problem solve current issues at the local level.  This will provide opportunities for networking and communication with LSPA leadership to strengthen the field of school psychology within the state. **CPDs will be provided.**
  • President's Strand: The Multidisciplinary Team- Sessions led by multidisciplinary team members across Louisiana to strengthen our knowledge of each specialty area, assessment, and team collaboration
  • Grant Writing for School Psychologists: Leslie Paige, NASP President-Elect
  • Suicide in Schools: Scott Poland
  • School Crisis- Ethical & Legal Issues: Scott Poland
  • Ethics Showcase: Ethics Committee Chairperson Laurie Klose
  • Report Writing Session: Jeanne Anne Carriere 
  • Hot Topics in Special Education & Sectional 504 Law: Wayne Stewart


  • Early Bird Pricing: Ends Oct 1st

LOG IN FIRST: Remember, you must be logged in to get a member rate. Membership dues are included with the full conference price.

AFFILIATES: Friends of the field of school psychology. Affiliate members have limited privileges and access to meetings/minutes.

NEW GROUP RATE: If your organization/school district has 3+ non-school psychologists (affiliates) attending, you may register for a group 


  • Presentations: The LSPA Executive Council is soliciting specific proposals from members and guests for presentations related to the practice of school psychology. If you would like to present at the 2018 conference, complete the Call for Presentation Submission.  When submitting your presentations for upload on the Members Only Section of the LSPA website, you must follow the Instructions for Handouts & Slides. Deadline for presentation submission is September 7, 2018.  Limited Presentation Slots Available.
  • Posters: Sip & See Poster Symposium (Student Poster Competition).  Complete the Call for Student Posters.  Applications will be due October 1, 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS: Instructions for nominating will be posted soon. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2018. 

EVENT CONTACTLaura Maciaszek LSPA Conference Chair

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: DoubleTree by Hilton 

    1521 West Pinhook Road 

    Lafayette, Louisiana  70503 

    (337) 235-6111 Phone 

    (337) 237-6313 Fax 

Special LSPA Negotiated Discount: Guest rooms at only $126 (Double) & $136 (King) per night when booked no later than October 24, 2018 using Code: LSP. Book Early to reserve your room. 

**NEW REFUND POLICY: PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING! The deadline for refunds is October 24, 2018. After October 24, 2018. NO refunds will be given.**


LSPA Professional Conversation

Online Q&A: Peter Langman, PhD

Hosted by: LSPA's School Safety, Trauma & Crisis Committee


About the Q&A

  • INFO: Anyone interested in the webinar may participate. Hopefully most attendees will have read one or both of Dr. Langman's books (listed below) before the Q&A, although not required. Prepared questions should be emailed to meaganmedley@gmail.com by September 22, 2018 at 5pm. Selected questions will be discussed live in the webinar between a moderator and Dr. Langman. Attendees will be watching/listening.
  • TIME: 10am, October 5th, 2018
  • LOCATION: Online ZOOM Meeting, LINK & PASSWORD to be emailed to registrants after registration.

About Dr. Langman

Dr. Langman's Trainings

An excerpt:

Dr. Langman has been hired by the Department of Homeland Security to provide trainings, and has been invited to speak at the FBI National Academy. He was the keynote speaker for the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers, and for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association. He is the author of Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters, and School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators. Dr. Langman’s research has been cited in congressional testimony on Capitol Hill and by thousands of news outlets. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Today Show, CBS, 20/20, Fox, CNN, the BBC, and over 250 other news outlets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. After the Sandy Hook attack, his recommendations on school safety were presented to President Obama by the CEO of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Langman maintains School Shooters.info, the largest online resource on school shooters.


LSPA not offering CPD for this event. However, NASP provides for book study to be part of Category H of Self Study in NCSP renewal


Due to the online nature of the event and the technology required to host, no refunds will be made.


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. 

Upcoming LSPA Events

Coming Soon

  • Committee Membership is always open. Want to get involved? Email the committee chair of any group you would like more information about. The slides presented about each committee at conference will be posted shortly.
  • Missed a handout at conference? Go to the Member's Only tab.

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