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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Upcoming NASP conferences

The NASP Facebook page is a great page to follow for updates in the school psychology world.  The page posts information about research, job posts, and advocacy efforts.  Recently, there was a post about a call for presentation proposals for the 2014 annual convention in Washington, D.C., which reminded me that I need to start planning for this conference!  Earlier this year, the conference was held in Seattle, Washington and I decided to forgo this expensive, cross-country trip.  However, in 2012, the conference was held in Philadelphia, which was all too convenient.  One of our professors requested our cohort’s dance skills for the opening welcome party.  We hung up Uncle Sam’s to represent Philadelphia freedom and the welcome party was a hit.  I had never attended a professional conference before so I really did not know what to expect.  As it turns out, conferences are an awesome way to meet people in the field, network with your state school psychology association, and learn about the latest research.  My cohort members and I attended several workshops and presentations and I was even able to meet up with the school psychology program from my alma mater!  I’m basically writing this post to encourage anyone in the school psychology field to attend every conference possible.  I’m definitely looking forward to attending the next conference and the location makes it much more fiscally possible to attend.  The conference in Washington, D.C. is February 18-21, 2014.  There are also two NASP conferences this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio from July 8-10 and Albany, New York July 22-24.  In addition to networking and learning, attending conferences is also a great way to earn continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

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