Attracting, Preparing, and Retaining School Psychologists: A Workforce Pipeline Analysis (PO093)

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision
  • Live Chat:
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    5:15 PM–6:00 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the importance of implementing effective strategies for recruiting and retaining graduate students with minoritized cultural identities.
  2. understand factors contributing to the school psychologist shortage.
  3. learn a method for evaluating the progression of school psychologists through the workforce pipeline to identify solutions to the shortage.


The shortage of school psychologists in the United States jeopardizes the capacity of schools to meet student needs of all students. This study examined the progression of school psychologists through the professional preparation-to-practice pipeline, examining program admission and completion rates, as well as graduates’ status in the profession 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years following internship. Attendees will discuss the study’s results, including the need for targeted, personalized efforts for recruiting graduate students with minoritized cultural identities.



Amity L. Noltemeyer, Miami University
Julie Q. Morrison, University of Cincinnati
Susan Davies, EdD, University of Dayton

Letter to Supervisor

Looking for a concise way to pitch the convention to your employer? This letter and the corresponding talking points are here to help!

Preliminary Brochure

Share our NASP 2021 preliminary brochure with your supervisor along with the above letter.