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Illinois School Psychologists Association

Serving the educational and mental health interests of all children and youth for over 30 years.

Membership

ISPA membership provides many benefits to school psychologists; school psychology educators, interns and graduate students; retired school psychologists; and others committed to the social, emotional and academic development of students.

Member Benefits

  • Publications
    • School Psychology in Illinois (paper and online versions).
    • School Psychologists in Illinois brochures now available in eight languages
    • ISPA Now
  • Legislative Involvement
    • Professional Lobbyist
    • Active Government Affairs Committee
    • Member of Illinois Special Education Coalition (ISELA)
    • Liaisons to:
      • Illinois Administrators of Special Education (IAASE)
      • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
      • Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC)
      • Illinois State Board of Education, (ISBE)
  • Annual Conferences and Regional Workshops
    • Fall Conference
    • Annual Convention
    • Reduced rates for ISPA members
  • Job Placement Services
    • At the convention, employers conduct on-site interviews
    • Openings across the state are posted in the ISPA newsletter
    • Positions are posted on the ISPA web site
  • Continuing Professional Development Program
    • NASP-Approved CPD Provider
    • ISBE-Approved CPD Provider
  • Regional Representation
    • Elected Regional Directors
    • Local Associations
  • Searchable On-line Membership Directory
  • Professional and Public Resources
    • Position papers available on critical issues
    • Publicity information for your professional use
  • Governing Board
    • Quarterly meetings open to the general membership
    • Board representation for all membership categories
    • Opportunities to serve on committeess and task forces
  • Connections
    • Board representation for: graduate educators, graduate students, interns
    • Liaisons to related professional organizations
  • Awards and Recognition.
    • ISPA regularly recognizes the talent, perseverance and contributions of its members through the Practitioner of the Year Award, Minority Scholarship Awards, Research Grant Awards, and various other recognitions.
  • Mentor Program.
    • Encouraging and supportive
    • Regularly scheduled discussion and interaction
    • All ISPA members available to become a mentors or mentee
    • Connections based on geographic location
  • Contributions to:
    • Chicago Association of School Psychologists CASP
    • Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership
    • Illinois Directors of University School Psychology Programs DUSPP
    • Illinois Fund for Careers in School Psychology IFCSP
    • Illinois School Psychologists Political Action Committee ISPPAC
    • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill NAMI
    • National Association of School Psychologists NASP
    • Southern Illinois Association of School Psychologists SISPA
    • West Suburban School Psychologists Association WSSP