School Psychology Starts With Faculty Awareness

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 9: Issues in School Psychology, Education, and Supervision

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. develop an efficient plan to address school psychology awareness at the university level.
  2. understand where the root of school psychology awareness begins when working to recruit future school psychologists.
  3. engage in school psychology awareness efforts to increase undergraduate knowledge of school psychology.


The field of school psychology has long experienced personnel shortages with little indication of improvement in the near future. The current study seeks to build upon the literature investigating undergraduate awareness of the field, and target the population most likely to introduce undergraduates to school psychology, professors of psychology, education, and speech pathology. Researchers will discuss findings and implications for practitioners, students, and faculty for increasing school psychology awareness at the university level.



Shelby P. Homan, Western Illinois University
Stephanie Nielson, Western Illinois University
Emily A. Hendrix, Western Illinois University
MacKenzie D. Sidwell, Western Illinois University


Leah J. Arnold, Kiley S. Vinyard

Letter to Supervisor

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Preliminary Brochure

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