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Professional Organizations

National Organizations

American Psychological Association  (APA)
The American Psychological Association (APA) is located in Washington, D.C., and is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and is the world's largest association of psychologists. 

APA - Division 16 - Division of School Psychology
The American Psychological Association is divided into roughly 52 specialty divisions (for a complete listing. Division 16 is the school psychology specialty organization which is comprised of scientist-practitioner psychologists whose major professional interests lie with children, families, and the schooling process.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), founded in 1969, is a not-for-profit organization representing school psychologists and related professionals throughout the United States and in 25 foreign countries. NASP is the largest association of school psychologists in the world.

State Organizations

Ohio School Psychologists Association  (OSPA)
The Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) is the NASP affiliated state professional organization for school psychologists.

Local and Regional Organizations

The Kent Akron Association of School Psychologists (KAASP) is one of the ten regional affiliates of the Ohio School Psychologists Association. KAASP encompasses the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne.

The Cleveland Association of School Psychologists is a non-profit professional organization serving the greater Cleveland area. It is one of the ten regional affiliates of the Ohio School Psychologists Association.

Student Affiliates in School  Psychology (SASP) - Kent State University Chapter
The purpose of the organization is to present school psychology graduate students as a unified body in order to discuss issues and concerns that affect students, both professional and academic;

  • to provide opportunities to develop  and nurture leadership skills;
  • to allow student mentorship and occasions for  sharing relevant resources;
  • to foster professionalism during training;
  • to  institute a means to affect changes within the department/program; to sponsor  speakers and extra-curricular training;
  • to establish links with professional  organizations and school psychology professionals in the community;
  • and to  afford networking opportunities for school psychology graduate students.