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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.

Announcement: ISPA Position Statement (Sept. 2021): “Back to School Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations and a Call to Action to Support School Communities Worldwide”

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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.

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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…

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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…

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“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 is looking for a new Executive Secretary

Are you interested in applying for the post? The ISPA Executive Secretary Davy Blekman has informed the Executive Committee of his intention to resign from the post on June 30th 2022.  As Director of ZonderZorg, Davy managed the Central Office (CO) at the office of ZonderZorg, Leidseplein, Amsterdam, for almost [...]

ISPA statement on conflict in Eastern Europe

The International School Psychology Association is very concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Europe following the military actions and the escalating situation in Ukraine. ISPA in solidarity with the international community offers our strong support to all adults and children affected by this enormous crisis. High levels of armed [...]