Conference Circuit: Mental Awareness

The National Association of School Psychologists’ 2016 Annual Convention is headed to NOLA next week.

The National Association of School Psychologists’ 2016 Annual Convention is headed to NOLA next week.

About 6,000 school psychologists, principals, and other industry personnel will be in New Orleans in the upcoming days to connect with peers, learn best practices, and improve their skills when it comes to handling mental health issues affecting children.

Association:  National Association of School Psychologists

Conference:  NASP 2016 Annual Convention

Venue: New Orleans Marriott

The NASP 2016 Annual Convention is set to start on Wednesday. That day will include the meeting’s first two Featured Sessions. The morning session will take a look at the future of the profession, while the afternoon slot will discuss the benefits of building partnerships between schools, universities, and hospitals.  Also worth mentioning:

New to the field. This year’s meeting will feature a number of sessions and networking events for early career professionals. Among them is a session on how to promote their role and enhance their value with decision makers and how to navigate and thrive in a first job.

Bring your principal. NASP is encouraging school psychologists to bring their principals with them as way to collaborate on issues they are trying to address in their classrooms back home and to build their relationship outside of the traditional school setting. To make the offer sweeter, principals will get a reduced registration fee of $100.

Work onsite. Attendees who are looking for other ways to save on their convention attendance costs have two options. Graduate students can sign up to work at the convention as a Convention Assistant and get a $75 registration refund. And Workshop Monitors get perks—like free admission to the workshop they’re monitoring and professional development credit.

Need to know more about the meeting? Twitter (#NASP16) and Facebook have you covered.

Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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