Welcome to ISPA

The International School Psychology Association (ISPA) welcomes you to our website. ISPA has been proud to promote the work of school psychologists world-wide since the early 1970s. We provide training, resources, and a global community to school psychologists or those interested in the field. You can follow ISPA on Facebook.

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Membership Benefits

  • Reduced conference rates at ISPA Conferences

  • Being associated with our individual members and affiliate members on 5 continents

  • Access to our quarterly newsletter, WORLD*GO*ROUND
  • Access to international school psychology resources

Who we are

ISPA is a Non-Governmental Organization officially affiliated to UNESCO. Since its foundation, ISPA has successfully promoted the spread of school psychology. This process has been facilitated through the ISPA Conference, held each year in a different country.


What ISPA does

ISPA ensures support for the profession worldwide by the annual conference it organises, support for schools, teachers, children, parents and family’s, because school psychologists are often the primary link between homes and school, providing front-line support to…


ISPA’s major aims

ISPA promotes the use of sound psychological principles within the context of education and schooling internationally at global and local levels. We also promote the improvement of children’s and young people’s well-being as well as their cognitive, emotional…


“ISPA is strongly committed to improving healthy development and quality of life for children everywhere. ISPA has thus made children’s human rights a high priority in its international work during the last decade and will maintain this emphasis in the future. For this purpose, ISPA has initiated and collaborated with international endeavors that benefit children or hold a genuine promise to do so. The involvement of school psychology at the national level will significantly strengthen many of these projects.”

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Latest ISPA news

ISPA 2020 elections: voting for ISPA President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary

It is that time of the year when ISPA members* have an opportunity to elect new members of the ISPA Executive Committee. This year the offices open for election are: ISPA President-Elect, ISPA Treasurer and ISPA Secretary. From December 28th 2020 to January 15th 2021, members will have the opportunity [...]

ISPA 2021 Hybrid Conference: 13-16 July 2021, Nicosia, Cyprus

ISPA 2021 IS GOING HYBRID!   Present, Participate, Disseminate, Connect, and Network with On-Site or Online Participation! We are delighted to announce the first HYBRID Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association! Due to the continued uncertainties of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ISPA 2021 will be held as [...]

60th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention against Discrimination in Education

This year marks 60 years since the adoption by UNESCO's General Conference of the Convention against Discrimination in Education: the first and only legally binding international treaty exclusively dedicated to the right to education. For this occasion, UNESCO is celebrating the 60th anniversary of this Convention through the campaign 'Say [...]