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.
Students can become individual SASP members by joining or renewing their membership with Division 16 as a Student Affiliate member. If you have already applied for or renewed your 2017 Division 16 membership, then you are automatically a SASP member. Review and complete the printable and online division membership applications at the Division 16 membership page. The first year is free to students who are new Division 16 members; after that the cost is $20 per year. For students who have already been Division 16 members, the cost is $20 for both the first and following years. If you have additional questions about membership or are uncertain if your membership is current, please contact Courtney Darr, the 2017 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 Psychologistand 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.
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. Please contact the SASP Membership Chair if you would like help educating undergraduate students at your university.