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).
The 38th Annual LSPA Conference: November 7-9, 2018
Stronger Together: A Focus on the Multidisciplinary Team
- School Psych of the Year: Rachelle Schuck, Plaquemines Parish
- Presidential Award: Keever Hoffmann, Past President, Plaquemines Parish
- Member of the Year: Amber Boykin, Past President, Lincoln Parish
- Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship: Laura Cornell, Tulane University
- Legislator of the Year: Senator Dan W. "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings
Induction of Lifetime Honorary Memberships:
- Alan Coulter
- Emilie Coulter
- Wayne Stewart
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)