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National Association of School Psychologists

  • By: Thomas K. Fagan
  • In: Encyclopedia of School Psychology
  • Edited by: Steven W. Lee
  • Subject:School/Educational Psychology (general), School Psychology, Educational Psychology

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) was founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in March of 1969 in order to better represent the interests of school psychologists, particularly those trained at the nondoctoral degree level. The NASP was, in part, a response to the need for national representation in legislation affecting education, as well as a need to organize the efforts and build communications among the existing school psychology associations across the country. The St. Louis meeting followed an earlier meeting in Columbus, Ohio, called by the Ohio School Psychologists Association to consider founding a national group.

1969–1979

The NASP grew rapidly in size and representation from 1970 to the present (see the timeline). In its first decade, it successfully established its governance structure; a code of ...

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