President’s Message  

Welcome back! On behalf of the MASP board, we hope that you have had a great start to the academic year and are beginning to settle in. It is an honor to serve as the president of MASP this year, and I look forward to working with everyone to continue to advocate for school psychologists across the state. I have been a faculty member in the school psychology program at GVSU for 15 years. It is so exciting to see the innovative work from Michigan school psychologists through the eyes of my students. 

This year, the board is continuing to work on addressing important issues for our members. We are making tremendous progress on addressing the shortage, are planning an engaging and relevant fall conference, and are continuing to ensure that our voice is heard on important legislative matters. We are looking forward to working with you, and please don’t hesitate to reach out.

MASP is the only Michigan organization that represents school psychologists at both the state and local levels and conducts important activities on your behalf.  Through professional development, advocacy, governance, and publications, the board at MASP works hard to represent school psychologists throughout the state of Michigan.  Are you a school psychologist who would like to know more on how to get involved?  Please click here

MASP Vision: Empower school psychologists through leadership, professional training, and legislative advocacy; to promote best practices in academic achievement, positive behavior and emotional development, and mental health; to support quality educational programs and services for Michigan students and their families.

      What is a School Psychologist?

      School psychologists apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. They provide assessment, support, and intervention services to students, while partnering with families, teachers, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.  They also work with school administrators to improve school-wide policies, and collaborate with community providers to coordinate services for students.  Click here to learn more about school psychology.

      2023 Annual Conference

      MASP's Annual Conference will be held at the Eberhard Center (Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus) in downtown Grand Rapids on November 13th and 14th, 2023. 

      Highlights include keynote addresses by:

      • Byron McClure (best-selling author of Hacking Deficit Thinking, and the Director of Innovation for 7 Mindsets):Shifting from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong: How Strength-Based Practices Support the Social-Emotional Development and Well-being of Youth

      • Andrea Clyne (NASP President): A Season for Champions: This session will celebrate school psychologists as champions for children and for schools, focusing on our strength, empowerment, and capacity for growth

      Click here to view the conference brochure:

      To register:

      Overnight Accommodations:

      Hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids should be made prior to October 31, 2023 to guarantee the group rate. Reservations can be made by calling 616-235-7611. Please be sure to reference our MASP group block when reserving a room for the discounted rate of $139/night.

      Continuing Education Credits:

      This conference is pending approval for up to 12 SCECHs from the Michigan Department of Education. Up to 12 NASP CPD's are also available.

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      There is a need for MASP members to consider volunteer service on the MASP board. There are key positions that are open to support your fellow School Psychologists state wide. Please contact any board member for more information and to ask any questions you might have.                   

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      Research requests:  At this time, MASP does not distribute volunteer research opportunities to our members; however, you are welcome to share with our members by posting it on our Facebook group here

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