Louisiana School 




Annual Conference

About: The conference is planned by Executive Council and Committee members of LSPA. All sessions have NASP documented credits for professional development 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. 

Exhibits: Exhibitors and advertisers will have an opportunity to set up displays for our conference attendees.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1521 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
337) 253-6111 Phone

Dates:  Typically the 1st or 2nd week of November (Wednesday - Friday).

Service: If you interested in helping, please contact LSPA President

The 38th Annual LSPA Conference: November 7-9, 2018

Stronger Together: A Focus on the Multidisciplinary Team 


Award Winners: 

  • School Psych of the Year: Rachelle Schuck, Plaquemines Parish
  • Presidential Award: Keever Hoffmanm, Past President, Plaquemines Parish
  • Member of the Year: Amber Boykin, Past President, Lincoln Parish
  • Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship: Laura Cornell, Tulane University
Student Poster Competition: 

1st in Research Category

Amanda White & Victoria Benson, LSUS, Supervising Faculty: Kevin Jones

Gone in 60 Seconds: Comparing Progress Monitoring Strategies

2nd in Research Category

Stefanie Schrieber, Kate Helbig, & James Derieux, USM, Supervising Faculty: Keith Radley (Univ of Utah)

Welcome to the Jungle Gym: Evaluating Recess-Based Social Skills Training

Tie in Translating Research-to-Practice Category

Jaycee Hallum, LSUS, Supervising Faculty: Katherine Wickstrom

Frequent Flyers for Attention: Fixed Time Intervals to Decrease Off-Task Behavior (A practical application of Austin & Soeda, 2008)

Andrea Knowles, LSUS Supervising Faculty: Katherine Wickstrom

Minding What Matters: Using Mindfulness Exercises to Increase Attention in Classrooms (A practical application of Wilson & Dixon, 2010)

2018 LSPA's 38 Annual Conference Slideshow

The 37th Annual LSPA Conference: Nov 8-10, 2017

Supporting Schools: Tools You Can Use


Award Winners: 

  • School Psych of the Year: Jeremy Babb, Iberia Parish 
  • Lifetime Achievement: Gordon Upton 
  • The EC Member of the Year: Stacey Johnson 
  • The "Got Your Back" Award: Amber Boykin (President's award)
  • Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship: Haley Walker from LSUS
  • Dr. Conni Patterson Scholarship: Katie Simon from Tulane
  • Dr. Larry Stout Memorial Scholarship: Anna Schech from Nicholls 
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