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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 sessions is often a student competition. 

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

Dates: November 8-10, 2017
  • Typically the 1st or 2nd week of November (Wed - Fri).

Serve: If you are helping to serve, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

Advocacy Day

About: 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 meeting with legislators in the Rotunda/Memorial Hall where we typically have tables set up advertising our organization and profession. Participation is FREE.

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

Dates: 2018 Date TBA. Set-up and Clean-up before and after.
  • This is typically planned for a spring/early summer date when educational or mental health legislation will be discussed in committee. LSPA does it's best to make sure we are present when both house and senate are in session.
Photos: See our Advocacy Page

Serve: If you are helping to serve, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

Upcoming events

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70503

    Nov 8-10, 2017

    The 37th Annual LSPA Conference!

    Supporting Schools: Tools You Can Use

    2017: Several New Speakers!

    KEYNOTE: John Kelly



    • We will be offering an ADOS-2 booster session (Thursday, Nov 9th, full day) at this year's conference for only $45 plus conference registration. Please register now to lock in the early bird rate. Limited to 75 participants.
    • The Center for Restorative Practices will provide 2 break-out sessions (Wednesday, Nov 8th, 9am-noon or 2-5pm) on facilitating community building circles for only $10 plus conference registration. Please register now to lock in the early bird rate. Limited to 20 participants per session.

    MEMBER RATE: Remember, you must be logged in to get the member rate. Membership dues are included with the full conference price.

    CO-WORKERS: If you have a school psychologist co-worker who is not a member, we are running a prorated membership special. 

    AFFILIATES: If you are a friend of the field of school psychology, you may be an affiliate member. Affiliate members are non-voting and have limited privileges and access to meetings/minutes.

    PROPOSALS: The LSPA Executive Council is soliciting specific proposals from members and guests for paper and poster presentations related to the practice of school psychologyIf you would like to present at the 2017 conference, complete the Call for Submissions (posted soon). Deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.

    SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS: Instructions for nominating will be posted soon. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2017. If you would like to donate to support any of these awards/scholarships, please see the link on the website.

    Event Contact: Amber Boykin 


    Doubletree by Hilton, 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette,  Louisiana,  70503-3158, USA TEL: 1-337-235-6111 FAX: 1-337-237-6313 Special LSPA Negotiated Discount: Guest rooms at only $126 (Double) & $136 (King) per night when booked no later than October 24th using Code: LSP. Book early to reserve your room. http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/L/LFTLDDT-LSP-20171107/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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