California Association of School Psychologists



 

Consider Your Nominations for CASP’s 2016 Awards


Now is the time to start thinking about your nominees for CASP’s 2016 awards and grant opportunities.

The Sandra Goff Memorial Award recognizes one California school psychologist’s contributions to school psychology, and the Nadine Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award honors one school psychologist from each region.

The Scientist-Practitioner Research Grant is for the working school psychologist who is also interested in adding to school psychology published research. If you have a question that can be answered with research CASP may be able to assist with a grant for the project.

Winning the California School Psychology Foundation’s Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Scholarship does much more than help students pay for graduate school. The $1,000 scholarship has also assisted many students in funding their education; helping them purchase computers, books, and other necessities to help them along their way, and it has helped them a great deal in landing their first job.

The Michael Goodman Memorial Research Award recognizes the most outstanding research paper or poster presented at the annual CASP Convention. Application for this award is included in each convention’s call for presentations. See online convention information between December and April of each year for how to apply.

The Paul Henkin Scholarship Award, offered by the California School Psychology Foundation, offers students and first-year school psychologists the opportunity to attend CASP’s annual fall convention for free. This prestigious scholarship is given to one graduate student and one newly credentialed school psychologist each year.

School psychologists can win campus popularity contests by winning the Mini-Grant, also offered by the California School Psychology Foundation. This grant is for programs and projects that directly benefit students for which school district funding may not be available.

Sandra Goff Memorial Award


Established in 1980, the Sandra Goff Memorial Award is awarded for recognition of distinguished service to the profession of school psychology in California, and to CASP (one per year.)

Deadline: September 12

Award Criteria

    1. Exemplary service to the Association, including long-term contributions to school psychology in a variety of settings, and influence extending throughout California and beyond.
    2. All CASP members are eligible for this recognition including practicing psychologists, coordinators, directors, administrators of psychological services, and others. It is in recognition of distinguished service to the profession of school psychology and recognizes exemplary service to the Association, long-term contributions to school psychology in a variety of settings, and efforts that had effects beyond district boundaries, throughout California and the nation.

Nominations

  • Nominations must be submitted in writing to CASP. Nominators are encouraged to submit materials electronically. Please include at least three (but no more than five) letters of support no more than one page in length. At least one letter must be from an individual knowledgeable of the candidate’s capabilities and one from an individual who works with the candidate in a professional setting.
  • Printed or emailed nomination materials should be submitted to: media@casponline.org or CASP Awards Committee
 1020 12th St., Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814

Deadline:

Nomination deadline is September 12. Incomplete packets will not be considered. Nominators are encouraged to submit materials electronically.

The results of the selection are kept confidential until the award is announced at a general session of the CASP Convention; the award is presented at the Presidential/Awards Luncheon.

Nadine Lambert Award


CASP officially recognizes the outstanding work of school psychologists through the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist award. Only practicing school psychologists providing direct services to students, teachers, parents, or community agencies are eligible for CASP’s Nadine M. Lambert OSP awards. Recipients must also be CASP members.

Deadline: September 12.

Award Criteria

(exemplary service in one or more areas.) Examples include, but are not limited to:

  1. Service to the Students
    • Assesses educational and psychological strengths and needs of individuals and groups of children.
    • Assists in the solution of problems through counseling.
    • Works with other specialists in planning and implementing individualized educational programs.
  2. Service to Teachers
    • Helps plan educational programs based upon identified strengths, and needs of individuals or groups of children.
    • Works toward the solution of management problems of students whose learning or adjustment disabilities interfere with classroom activity.
    • Provides information and ideas on the application of psychological research and theory to the classroom activity.
  3. Service to Administrators
    • Facilitates educational planning through research and consultation.
    • Assists with the design, preparation, and evaluation of proposals for educational programs funded by local, state and federal sources.
    • Provides inservice education for teachers and staff.
    • Participates in the development and evaluation of programs and services.
  4. Service to Parents
    • Provides parents with information about the educational and psychological strengths and needs of their children.
    • Explores means by which parents and the school can work together more effectively to assist the child.
    • Expedites referrals to other specialists and agencies when appropriate.
    • Offers parent education programs concerned with child rearing and school-related topics.
  5. Service to Community Agencies
    • Identifies children with special needs beyond the scope of school resources.
    • Provides information and interpretations, which facilitate service to children.
    • Serves as school representative to help others understanding school goals, needs, and operations.
    • Offers specialized educational programs and materials.
  6. Service to the Profession
    • Is a member of CASP.
    • Sees his or her work as a constant search for knowledge about human behavior, and uses such knowledge for the promotion of human welfare.
    • Advances school psychology through the application of psychological knowledge to the problems of the schools with special attention to the interactions of the school system and the child.
    • Governs his or her professional behavior by the Code of Ethics of CASP and NASP.
    • Participates actively in appropriate local, regional, state, and national professional organizations.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations for the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist must be submitted electronically or in writing, and must include the following:

  • Name, address and telephone number of nominee
  • Region number and school district in which the nominee works
  • Confirmation that nominee is a CASP member
  • Reasons you or your affiliate believe this person merits this recognition
  • Give specific details for each criterion, emphasizing those factors that make your nominee truly outstanding. Anecdotes are welcomed.
  • A minimum of three recommendation letters written on behalf of 
your nominee, including letters from other individuals (parents, teachers, or administrators) familiar with the candidate’s work in various settings. At least one letter must be from a school psychologist.
  • A signature of the person nominating.
  • Name, address and telephone number of person nominating.
  • Nominators are encouraged to submit materials, including letters of recommendation, electronically.
  • Printed or emailed nomination materials should be submitted to: media@casponline.org or CASP Awards Committee
 1020 12th St., Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Deadline:

    Nomination deadline is September 12. Incomplete packets will not be considered. Nominators are encouraged to submit materials electronically.

    Nomination Forms

  • Online nomination form
  • Printable nomination form pdf
  • Printable nomination form doc
  • Scientist-Practitioner Research Grant


    The primary goal of the SPRG is to offer support, encouragement, and recognition to practicing school psychologists who are conducting research that has direct relevance to the practice of school psychology. The program was established to support research that furthers knowledge of effective school practices related to positive student outcomes and promotes the profession of school psychology as the representative of the discipline of psychology in the public school.

    More about the Scientist-Practitioner Research Grant

    CLD Scholarship CSP Foundation


    The Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Scholarship was established to assist in meeting the need for increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists. It is the intent of the Foundation to promote opportunities for the recruitment of school psychologists responsive to the ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the individual children who are part of the increasingly diverse population of California. The $1,000 scholarship is renewable for two (2 years), or until the student graduates.

    Printed or emailed nomination materials should be submitted to: media@casponline.org or CASP CLD Scholarship
 1020 12th St., Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814 Deadline: August 1.

    Scholarship Criteria

    Applicants must have progressed to the second year of an accredited school psychology program in the state of California, and must be a member of a culturally and linguistically diverse minority group. Scholarship application information will be evaluated on the following criteria:

    • Evidence of academic competencies from an accredited graduate program
    • Evidence of highly developed oral and written communication skills
    • Evidence of past and current community involvement, responsiveness to, and advocacy for children and families of diverse backgrounds
    • Evidence of motivation, commitment, or passion for working in the public schools as a change agent
    • Evidence of good interpersonal skills, as well as emotional maturity
    • Evidence of knowledge of the demands of the vocation of school psychology, as well as an understanding of the comprehensive nature of psychological services delivery

    Please Note:

    Applicants may not apply for both the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship and the Paul Henkin Convention Scholarship in the same year.

    Our Mission Statement

    CASP recognizes the value of and the need for increasing the number of culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists. The CASP scholarship program was established to assist in meeting this need. It is the intent of CASP to provide and promote opportunities for the recruitment of school psychologists responsive to the ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the individual children who are part of the increasingly diverse population of California. CASP is therefore committed to actively recruiting and supporting culturally and linguistically diverse potential school psychologists with the belief that such a commitment will help eliminate racial and other prejudices, provide role models, and assist in developing each student’s full potential.

    Paul Henkin Scholarship Award CSP Foundation


    Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest in the Paul Henkin Scholarship. The award, up to the amount of $750.00, is to be used to attend the annual CASP convention. Funds are to be applied toward registration and workshop costs, lodging and transportation. Funds cannot be used for food, drink, materials or other expenses incurred while attending the convention. The award is not renewable. Two awards will be made annually to CASP members; one to a graduate student in school psychology, and one to a newly credentialed school psychologist. A newly credentialed school psychologist is defined as someone who has received a credential within the last three years. Scholarship applications will be evaluated based on evidence of knowledge of the demands of the vocation of school psychology as well as an understanding of the importance of continuing professional education. Applications and letters of reference must be postmarked by September 12. Please mail your application to: Paul Henkin Scholarship, C/O CASP, 1020 12th St., Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814

    Please Note:

    Applicants may not apply for both the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship and the Paul Henkin Convention Scholarship in the same year.

    Deadline: August 1

    CSPF Mini-Grant


    To apply for the California School Psychology Foundation (CSPF) Mini-Grant, visit the CSPF page.

    Award Winners 2015


    Sandra Goff Award

    • Dr. Catherine Christo

    Nadine Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award winners

    • Region I: Irene Chang Windsor Unified School District
    • Region III: Tim Conway Fresno Unified School District
    • Region IV: Beth Kauffman Los Angeles School District
    • Region V: Sean Surfas TOTAL Programs
    • Region VI: Lori Pendergraft Riverside School District
    • Region VII: Kristin Makena San Diego Unified School District
    • Region VIII: Kim Charnofsky  Conejo Valley Unified School District
    • Region X: Paul Teuber Elk Grove United School District

    Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Scholarship winners

    • Edward Rodenzo, California State University, Northridge
    • Nicole Edwards, San Diego State University

    Paul Henkin Scholarship winners

    • Student award: Sarah Babcock, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Professional award: Elizabeth Echeveste, Fresno County Office of Education

    Michael Goodman Award winner

    • Rondy Yu, University of California, Santa Barbara

    A complete list of past award winners can be found here.