California Association of School Psychologists


CASP Webinars

The following survey have been submitted to CASP and are available to take now:

Do you need to survey school psychologists? For a small fee you can host your survey here, and we will also include it in our email newsletters! Learn more


April 27, 2017 – Support Services: How School Psychologist can help?

This Thursday, Tune in to hear discussions about the field of school psychology and it’s influence and collaboration with special education. School Psychologists have been in schools since the mid 1950s; since that time much has changed and the role of the school psychologist has blossomed into a essential support unit in school and community settings. Tom Sopp CASP President and Heidi Holmblad Exec. Dir of CASP will join the show’s discussion. Learn more


Resources to use in a time of tragedy

Our hearts go out to all those who are affected by the tragedy that has occurred at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino. Because such crisis can have negative impacts on children, NASP has included several resources as go-tos to help them cope during this time. Among the resources are tips for when the whole school is affected by the death of a teacher or student, including tips for specific age groups and more.


Online LEP Directory Available

School districts, SELPAs, county offices of education and parents are invited to check out CASP’s new LEP Directory. This directory features listings by name, city and languages spoken of licensed educational psychologists located throughout California.

Too access this directory visit the LEP Page.

Supporting California’s Immigrant Children

In support of California’s immigrant children, CASP has produced a hybrid Resource/Position paper. The paper looks at the status of the federal administration’s travel ban and how it is affecting our students, and lists statewide and regional agencies contact information that school psychologists may wish to share with impacted students and families. If you know of other resources please share them by contacting CASP at Access this paper now or from the publications page.


Congratulations to CASP’s 2017-2018 Board of Directors!

The following will take office on July 1:

Loyola Marymount University school counseling and school psychology professor Dr. Brian Leung was chosen as CASP president–elect 2017-2018. During his three-year term, Leung will serve as CASP president in 2018-2019 and past president in 2019-2020. Pedro Olvera will begin his tenure as CASP President 2017-2018, while Tom Sopp will become past president; a position last held by Troy Xavier Leonard. The following regional representatives have been elected for two-year terms starting with the 2017-2018 school year: Region I – Deanna Fontanes Halliday; Region III – Melissa Wood; Region V – Reynaldo Vargas; Region VII – Gabe Gutierrez; and Region IX – Arpita Mandal.


Call for Presentations for CASP Convention 2017

The time is now to submit a proposal to present a workshop, mini-skills workshops, papers or poster at CASP’s 68th annual Convention! The theme of the convention this year is, “Equity” and it will be held on October 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Please read the instructions carefully regarding submitting a proposal here. Deadline: April 17.