Our mission is to serve children,
their families and the school community
by promoting psychological well-being,
excellence in education, and sensitivity
to diversity through best practices
in school psychology.

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Please join us at Turning Stone Resort for the NYASP 2015 annual conference! This year's theme is "Back to the Future" and an exciting agenda has been planned to provide presentations on current and relevant research and practices. This is a great opportunity for professional development and connecting with colleagues. Online registration is available now. A paper registration form is also available.
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Governor Cuomo signed NYS Bill S5445B-2015 into law on August 14, 2015.

The new law allows certified school psychologists to provide BOTH preschool and Early Intervention services through approved agencies. This is a major victory for NYASP, school psychologists, and most importantly, the children and families who utilize these services. The law re-establishes the role of the school psychologist on the Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation Team, as well as recaptures the school psychologists' provision of Early Intervention services.
Reflecting on Our Ethical Principles…

While we await the full Hoffman Report, which details the extent of The American Psychological Association's involvement in covert torture operations, the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP) is very concerned about the level of involvement of the APA and individual psychologists as detailed in the July 9 New York Times article.

NYASP, as an affiliate of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), ascribes to the ethical principles of respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. In their words and actions, school psychologists demonstrate respect for the autonomy of persons and their right to self- determination, respect for privacy, and a commitment to just and fair treatment of all persons.

In the upcoming days and weeks ahead, further details of APA's involvement in torture will emerge. However, NYASP encourages all school psychologists to use this as an opportunity to reflect upon our ethical principles and the rights and dignity of the children and families that we work with on a daily basis.

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New York State Senate Resolution J.1410 commending Dr. Pamela V. Agan-Smith on her selection as 2015 School Psychologist of the Year by the National Association of School Psychologists.
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Anxious about tests?

Download our Test Anxiety FAQ as well as our brief handouts on How Teachers Can Help Reduce Test Anxiety and How Parents Can Reduce Test Anxiety.

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Not a member? Join online now to receive benefits. Need a paper application? Download one in Word or PDF.
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We are expanding member resources to include materials deemed useful by our members with expertise in a variety of areas. Initial Topics include Autism, CBT Resources and Suicide Prevention. Need research? You may want to complete a Grant Application.
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The Dignity for All Students Act will help ensure that school administrators and educators have the tools and resources in place to afford all students an educational environment in which they can thrive.
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Improving Student and School Outcomes provides examples of how school psychologists' services link to research and policies regarding improved outcomes for students.
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NYSUT's Journal of Best Practices in Education · Volume VII, Spring 2014 Developing the ability to understand self and others, to manage our feelings, to express emotions, and to listen well, leads to the cultivation of deeper attention and empathy while strengthening the ability to reason, understand, and interpret new information.