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LSPA hosts several annual events including our Annual Conference and Advocacy Day. Here is some general information about each. Specific information and registration will be posted, when available, below.

Annual Conference

About: The conference is planned by Executive Council and Committee members of LSPA. All sessions have NASP documented professional development credits offered for registered participants. LSPA membership is provided in conference registration for those who desire membership.

Call for Papers:   This will be made available for membership and fellow professionals. Students can submit for paper or poster sessions. The poster session is often a student competition. Find the call for papers and posters here:

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotell, 1521 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, 337-253-6111

Dates: Nov. 4-6, 2020

Typically the 1st or 2nd week of November (Wed - Fri).

Serve: If you are interested in helping, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

Advocacy Day


The purpose of Advocacy Day is to extend the mission of LSPA by influencing the legislative houses. Often this is accomplished by having participants discuss specific legislation/bills that LSPA is advocating for or against with lawmakers. This may be done formally in a committee session or via informal meetings with legislators in the Rotunda/Memorial Hall where we typically set up tables and share materials to promote our positions and the profession. Participation is FREE.Register here

Guests: Depending on the day/time/topics we will be advocating for, it may be appropriate to bring guests or family members to Advocacy Day.

Location: Louisiana State Capitol, Rotunda/Memorial Hall, 900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA

Date: 3/30/2020 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Join us for for any or all of this time! 
  • This event is typically scheduled early in the legislative season when educational, mental health, and other legislation relevant to our mission is being discussed in committees. 
See our Advocacy Page for more information. 

Serve: If you are interested in helping, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

Upcoming events

    • Mon, June 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    All LSPA members are welcome to attend LSPA's 2020 2nd Quarter Executive Council meeting, which will be held via Zoom from 12 - 3 p.m. on 6/29. At our meeting, we will:

    • Review and approve minutes from 1st Quarter Meeting
    • Discuss committee and task force updates 
    • Discuss updates from the 2020 legislative session
    • Discuss COVID-19 updates and reopening issues, including possible task force
    • Discuss NASP 2020 standards and possible plans to review and update Louisiana's certification and supervision requirements
    • Discuss plans for 2020 Child Services fundraiser
    • Conference updates 
    • Potential PREPaRE partnership opportunity. 

    If you have questions or items to add to the agenda, please email Kim Sherman at president.lspa@gmail.com.

    The link to join will be emailed to members who register to attend closer to the meeting date. Looking forward to seeing you all!

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