Message from the President
Dear NCSPP Community,
Our universities are all concerned about the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and it is critical that we come together as a community to offer support to our faculty, staff, students and training sites. The Executive Committee has provided a statement that will serve as guiding principles for our membership in responding to COVID-19 (see statement below). We continue to closely monitor the situation and APA and other resources and responses related to COVID-19 are provided for our on our website.
NCSPP understands that many of our member programs are at different levels of announcement and policy development related to how Coronavirus may impact clinical training. We want to thank our colleagues who have begun this conversation online and NCSPP supports continuing to engage in this discussion on the NCSPP listservs as a forum to continue to share information. Members can also share their training resources by logging on to our site.
NCSPP also supports encouraging students to follow the University’s instruction regarding classes at their home university or program, as well as to follow CDC and county health department recommendations regarding symptoms. While we are committed to the continuity of education, training and patient care, we strongly encourage a balanced approach to making decisions that prioritize your safety.
As mental health practitioners, we will be faced with mitigating the anxieties of our students, staff, and clients.
We hope you find the resources on this site helpful and we invite you to contribute to our fund of knowledge as we navigate our response to COVID-19 together.
Please take good care and reach out if you have any concerns, updates or news to share.
Francine Conway, PhD
NCSPP Statement regarding COVID-19
NCSPP is a training council composed of delegates from programs and schools of professional psychology. Our response to the COVID-19 Crisis continues to be aligned with our goal to advance the development of the highest quality of graduate training in professional psychology.
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Members COVID-19 Repository
Council of Chairs of Training Council
Psychology Training And Education Joint Statement - COVID-19
COVID-19 Education FAQs
COVID-19 Education FAQs: Addressing issues affecting graduate students, postdocs, interns and faculty with supervision and training responsibilities.
American Psychological Association
Canadian Professional Association (CPA/CPAP)
APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology Resources
Informed Consent Checklist for Telepsychology Services click link for pdf
Office & Technology Checklist for Telepsychology Services click link for pdf
Guidance on psychological tele-assessment during the COVID-19 crisis
Resources on behalf of the NCSPP Assessment Task Force:
- Section IX completed and published their document for supporting assessment training (PDF version) (Web Version)
- Tele-Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology Guidance Document