California Association of School Psychologists


CASP Webinars

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

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NASP paper highlights concerns regarding popular suicide series

The trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why is raising concerns regarding the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide. The series based on the young adult novel of the same name revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for the thirteen people who she says were in part the reasons why she killed herself. Since schools have an important role in preventing youth suicide, and being aware of potential risk factors in students’ lives is vital to this responsibility, NASP has composed a paper on the series titled, 13 Reasons Why – Netflix Series: Considerations for Educators that delves into the concerns regarding this subject.


Online LEP Directory Available

School districts, SELPAs, county offices of education and parents are invited to check out CASP’s 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.


Support Services: How School Psychologists can help

Listen to discussions about the field of school psychology and its 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 an essential support unit in school and community settings. CASP President Tom Sopp and CASP Executive Director Heidi Holmblad joined the Solutions and Strategies: Living the Challenge with Dr. Sean Surfas show’s discussion on April 27. Take a listen.