Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP) is a student-led organization for doctoral and specialist students pursuing a career in school psychology. Individual student members as well as university chapters have access to the many benefits of SASP.
We have recently made changes to SASP membership by merging with Div. 16. This means that you will now complete one form for both SASP and Div. 16 membership and will need to renew your membership each year. The first year is free to students who are new Div. 16 members; after that the cost is $20 per year. For students who have already been Div. 16 members, the cost is $20 for both the first and following years. All SASP members who are not student affiliate members of Div. 16 will need to complete this form, even if they previously completed the SASP application form. If you have already applied for a 2015 Div. 16 membership, then you are automatically a SASP member. Review and complete the printable and online division membership applications at the Div. 16 membership page. Thank you for you patience while these changes are being made. We appreciate your support for SASP. If you have additional questions about membership or are uncertain if your membership is current, please contact Aria Fiat, the 2016 membership chair.
Benefits of Membership
- Subscriptions to The School Psychologist, School Psychology Quarterly, the SASP newsletter and SASP News
- The opportunity to publish in the SASP News and submit materials to The School Psychologist and the APAGS newsletter
- The opportunity to become more involved in the future of school psychology by running for offices within SASP
- The opportunity to present research at the annual SASP Student Research Forum (held during the APA convention)
- Eligibility to apply for APA travel awards, scholarship awards and other financial awards
- Increased opportunities to meet and interact with leaders in the field of school psychology
- The ability to communicate with students and faculty about psychology-related information, ideas, projects and activities, especially those about issues important to students (e.g., internships, research experiences, practical experiences in the United States and internationally)
- The opportunity to discuss and debate ideas and strategies among differing campuses
- The opportunity to participate in community service and fundraising
- The ability to serve as advocates for current and incoming students through mentoring and advising
- Anyone enrolled in a school psychology program at either the specialist or doctoral level is encouraged to join SASP.
- Once you become a member, don’t forget to join the email list to keep up-to-date on current issues in school psychology.
- You can either join SASP as an individual member or you can help create a SASP chapter at your university. If you would like to have a SASP chapter at your university, you will need a student representative to serve as your school’s network representative and a faculty member to serve as a contact. Both a chapter membership form and some additional information on getting your SASP chapter started are provided on this website. Also, NASP offers a great Fact Sheet on start your own student organization.
SASP is striving to better inform undergraduate students about the practice of school psychology, to educate them on the benefits and importance of being in the field. Let us know if you would like help educating undergraduate students at your university.