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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 emailing ncspp@cox.net. Upcoming and recent conferences are listed below. Click on the conference title for details.

The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology

2020 NCSPP Mid-Winter Conference

January, 20-24, 2020

NCSPP 2020 Mid-Winter Conference “Amplification 2020—Amplifying Excellence in Professional Psychology: Augmenting Social Change and Social Responsiveness in Curriculum, Program Development and Practice” will explore the role that professional schools and programs of psychology play in ushering in the next generation of psychologists who are socially responsive and can lead social change. Over the years, NCSPP has shaped how professional psychologists are trained and envisions “The primary purpose of education for professional psychology is preparation for the delivery of human services in a manner that is effective and responsive to individual and societal needs…” (Weiner & Craighead, 2010).

‘Amplification 2020’ conference programming will offer a rich opportunity for discourse on augmenting the curriculum, clinical training, and program development of professional schools and programs in preparing our students to be socially responsive and lead social change. Second, the conference will amplify the variety of mechanisms NCSPP programs use to prepare socially responsive psychologists.  The conference will not only focus on NCSPP’s role in preparing the next generation of psychologists but will focus on amplifying the voices of professional psychologist and their contributions to the field of psychology.

The conference provides an opportunity for all participants (members and stakeholders) to gain practical, groundbreaking and state-of-the-art knowledge to enhance their curriculum and clinical training programs.  Participants will also have opportunities to amplify their voices by contributing to study groups, white papers, dialogue on training and treatment guidelines, and round-table discussions.

Executive Board: Conference Planning Committee:
President
Francine Conway, Ph.D.
Dean and Distinguished Professor
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Email: Francine.Conway@Rutgers.edu
Office Phone: 848-445-2325

Chair:
Kelli Johnson, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana
Email:
kjohnson2@thechicagoschool.edu
Office Phone: 504-520-7290

Committee Members:
Terri M. Davis, Ph.D.
PsyD Program Director & Associate Professor
University of Denver
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Email: Terri.M.Davis@du.edu
Office Phone: 303-871-3346

Brenda Nash, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training & Associate Professor
Spalding University
Email: bnash@spalding.edu
Office Phone: 502-873-4463

 

Amplification 2020—Amplifying Excellence in Professional Psychology: Augmenting Social Change and Social Responsiveness in Curriculum, Program Development and Practice

Carlsbad, San Diego

‘Amplification 2020’ conference programming has two main goals.  The first focus of this conference is on amplifying NCSPP’s scholarly and professional contributions to the psychology profession.  Roger Peterson’s critical question in 1995, ‘How do we let people know?’, takes on added significance as training programs must embrace advances in technology, wrestle with threats of fiscal constraints and the cost of educating students. These challenges necessitate amplification of the unique qualities of professional schools of psychology.

The second aspect of the conference allows for the membership to work together to develop recommendations for infusing social responsibility in APA-SOA competency areas.  Some areas for exploration through programming include determining how NCSPP members can prepare our students, faculty, and institutions to be socially responsive and to lead social change.  What skills, attitudes, and knowledge are needed for each competency’s developmental achievement level (DAL) for our students to achieve social responsiveness and preparedness to lead social change?  How do NCSPP individuals or programs let our professional and local communities know about the work we are doing? How do we create the narrative for stakeholders in your institutions, state, and communities? How do we infuse social responsiveness and social change in the curriculum? How can psychologists dialogue about social justice with students and faculty? How do we increase access to mental health care and advocate for the oppressed and underserved?  The conference programming will offer a rich opportunity for dialogue around these questions and for discourse on augmenting the curriculum, clinical training, and program development of professional schools and programs in preparing our students to be socially responsive change agents.  The conference will also offer an opportunity to amplify the variety of mechanisms programs already use to prepare socially responsive psychologists and bring about social change with the goal of sharing best practices used in advocacy, developing special programs, and providing services to underserved populations, local municipalities and state institutions.

All participants (members and stakeholders) will have an opportunity to present and gain practical, groundbreaking and state-of-the-art knowledge to enhance their curriculum and clinical training programs.  Participants will also have opportunities to amplify their voices by contributing to working groups, white papers, dialogue on training and treatment guidelines, presentations, and media promotion opportunities.

 

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