2022 Virtual Conference

The NCSPP 2022 Mid-Winter Conference

Tuesday January 18, 2022 – Friday January 21, 2022


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Visit Our NCSPP Library Archives

NCSPP also has a resource repository with important resources including materials from previous conferences and committee meetings. To access these folders


Pandemic of Racsim Statement

Read here the statement from the NCSPP Executive Committee on racism and social injustice.

Social Responsiveness Resources

Dear NCSPP Members,
Please share your syllabi or resources used in your syllabi to address racism, prejudice, social injustice, diversity and related content with your colleagues.  This information will not be reviewed but will be available for all members to access and use in their curriculum.

COVID-19 Information

Click on the image above to view our current resources for the current coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to contribute a resource, you can do so here.

2020 Summer Meeting Resources

Click here to access the resources from the virtual 2020 Summer Meeting.

What is NCSPP?

Founded in 1976, NCSPP is an organization composed of delegates from programs and schools of professional psychology. NCSPP’s goal is to advance the development of the highest quality of graduate training in professional psychology. NCSPP supports excellence in graduate training by:

  1. Developing standards for the education and training of professional psychologists.
  2. Monitoring and providing input into public policy with regard to the education and training of professional psychologists.
  3. Providing a forum for the exchange of information about the functioning of schools and programs of professional psychology.
  4. Providing liaison with others involved in the education and training of professional psychologists.
  5. Providing consultation on the development and maintenance of schools and programs of professional psychology.
  6. Fostering research, development and application in appropriate areas of psychology and to the solution of significant problems of human welfare.
  7. Developing quality assurance methods based on empirical evaluation.
  8. Gathering and disseminating information regarding schools and programs of professional psychology.

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NCSPP Training Model Overview

by Philinda Hutchings, Ph.D., ABPP The NCSPP Model of Training has been developed by the delegates of member schools and programs in a number of conferences and meetings. This brief summary of the model serves as an introduction to the rich and comprehensive descriptions found by following the links below. The NCSPP Model of Training is designed to prepare students for careers in practice of professional psychology, and to base their practice on science. NCSPP member schools use a variety of models described as Practitioner-Scholar, Scholar-Practitioner, Local Clinical Scientist, Practitioner, and Practitioner-Scientist, among others. The NCSPP model and core curriculum originally identified six core competency areas: Relationship, Assessment, Intervention, Research & Evaluation, Consultation & Education, and Management & Supervision. A seventh competency, Diversity, was added in 2002. Ethics and Advocacy are identified as core values that cut across and apply to all of the core competencies.  

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Inside the NCSPP

As affirmed at its 1994 Midwinter conference, the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) is committed to developing psychology as a socially responsible science that has “central role in improving our society.”   Learn More



Becoming a Member of NCSPP

Membership is held by schools and programs rather than by individuals. Member, Associate Member, and Observer schools select delegates to attend meetings on their behalf.   Learn More  



NCSPP Conferences

NCSPP meetings are for Delegates from member and observer programs and schools. If your institution would like to join NCSPP, please click here to go to the membership page, or contact Jeannie Beeaff at NCSPP by clicking here Upcoming and recent conferences are listed. Click on the conference link for details.

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NCSPP Resources

NCSPP has led the way in identifying critical issues in Professional Psychology. NCSPP has created a set of committees to collect, organize, and study these issues and has instituted an annual mid-winter training conference to bring delegates from NCSPP member schools and programs together for the discussion of new developments in training, scholarship, and practice. The papers presented at these conferences have served as the foundation for several landmark publications on Professional Psychology. Below are links to additional resources that provide more detailed descriptions of the thinking and techniques developed by NCSPP school and program faculty and administrators on topics related to training in professional Psychology. 

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What is a “Professional Psychologist”?

What is clinical psychology and how does it differ from other types of training? To learn more about the field of psychology, click the Students link below.

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Benefits of Membership

The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology’s goal is to advance the development of the highest quality of graduate training in professional psychology. The benefits of membership are consistent with that mission. Member schools benefit through increased access to information regarding schools and programs of professional psychology and opportunities to meet with others who are invested in graduate training. Membership includes: