Louisiana School 




Annual Conference

Dates:  Nov. 4-6, 2020

About: LSPA's annual conference offers more than 30 sessions led by our own Louisiana practitioners and faculty, as well as invited out-of-state speakers who are known nationally and internationally for their leadership and contributions to the field. All sessions have NASP documented credits for professional development; some sessions address ethics and law. Our conference draws a range of multidisciplinary school practitioners and administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty, and professionals from related disciplines. During lunch and evening hours, attendees have opportunities for networking and entertainment. LSPA membership is included in conference registration for those who desire membership.

Call for Presentations: We welcome submissions from a wide range of professionals (e.g., school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, faculty) and students. Presentations are not restricted to original research. Presentations can share information about implementing evidence-based practices; ethics, law, and policy; diversity; professional issues, and other topics that address one or more of NASP's practice domains. Use the link below to submit a presentation proposal for our 2020 conference.


Call for Posters: The Thursday evening Sip & See is a student poster session with prizes offered in two categories: Original Research and Research-to-Practice (i.e., posters that outline pre-existing research and provide implementation steps for practitioners).


Exhibits: Exhibitors and advertisers will have an opportunity to set up displays, sponsor events, and connect with attendees in-person and / or through on-screen ads and other promotional materials.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1521 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-6111 Phone

Use this Hotel Registration Code for 2020: 

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

The 39th Annual LSPA Conference: November 6-8, 2019

Data-Driven School Solutions: From Assessment to Intervention 

Award Winners: 

  • School Psych of the Year: Jamie Raborn, Rapides Parish
  • Member of the Year: Dr. Katherine Wickstrom, LSU Shreveport
  • Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship: Rachel Knight, Nicholls State University

Student Poster Competition: 


1st place

Megan Saybe, Tulane University, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Courtney Baker and Dr. Stacy Overstreet

Examining the Relationships between Neighborhood Violence and the Beliefs and Behaviors of Students Attending Open-Enrollment Schools

2nd place (tie):

Michael Judd, Jaelyn McClain, and Matt Bynog, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Kevin Jones

The Usual Suspects: Identifying Profiles on the Impact of Extrinsic Motivation

Andrea Knowles, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Kevin Jones

Safe Spacing: Do Beginning Readers Need a Break Between Words?


1st place

Danielle Stephens, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Katherine Wickstrom

Take a Break: Improving Classroom Engagement With the Use of the Class Pass Intervention (A Practical Application of Collins, Cook, Dart, Socie, Renshaw, & Long, 2016)

2nd place (tie)

Cadie Guitreau and She'Kayla Smith, Nicholls State University, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Kelli Henson

Disproportionality of Behavioral Referrals Among Minority Students and Students with Disabilities

Taylor Rushing, Louisiana State University Shreveport, Supervising Faculty: Dr. Katherine Wickstrom

Tickets to Paradise: Use of A Group Contingency Plus Self-Management to Improve Classwork and Academic Engagement (A Practical Application of Trevino-Mack, Kamps, & Willis, 2015)

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