ISPA’s Annual Conference List

Year Location Theme Convener

1975

Munich, Germany

School psychology in changing societies

Cal Catterall & Fran Culbertson

1977

Helsingor, Denmark

Child rearing and educational practices,
interaction and personality development

Anders Poulsen

1979

York, England

Psychology for children: today and tomorrow

Ken Cornwall

1980

Jerusalem, Israel

Psychology and changing education

Uriel Last

1982

Stockholm, Sweden

Children, the mirror of society

Anna-Lisa Melldén

1983

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Psychological abuse of children and youth

Stuart Hart

1984

Orleans, France

Communication

Jean-Claude Guillemard

1985

Southampton, England

The psychologist’s role in creating harmony
in the home, school, society throughout the
world

Ludwig Lowenstein

1986

Nyborg, Denmark

Professional roles and functions of the school psychologist

Anders Poulsen

1987

Interlaken, Switzerland

Overcoming barriers

Ruedi Zogg

1988

Bamberg, Germany

Prevention, preventive strategies and programs

Detlef Berg

1989

Ljubliana, Slovenia

School psychology in the social context

Marjan Setinc

1990

Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Children at risk: therapies and interventions

Roger & Fredda Chauvette

1991

Braga, Portugal

School psychology and human development

Leandro Almeida

1992

Istanbul, Turkey

Respect children as persons: an imperative

Nevin Dölek

1993

Banska-Bystrica, Slovakia

School psychology in and for democracy
and the changing world

Anton Furman

1994

Campinas, Brazil

The challenge of school psychology: the
child’s future in school, family and society

Raquel Guzzo

1995

Dundee, Scotland

Educating children toward mutual respect and tolerance

Keith Topping

1996

Eger, Hungary

Continuity and change: organizations, groups, individuals in crisis

Nora Katona

1997

Melbourne, Australia

School psychology making links: making
the difference

Mardie Whitla

1998

Jurmala, Latvia

Identity and self- esteem: interactions of
students, teachers, family and society

Sarmite Voitkane

1999

Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Global thinking – individual acting

Lukas Scherer

2000

Durham, New Hampshire,

USA

School psychology around the world:
many languages, one voice for children

Peg Dawson

2001

Dinan, France

Psychology and education for the 21st century

Suzanne Guillard

2002

Nyborg, Denmark

Education for all – how inclusive can you get?

Anders Poulsen & Elisabeth Jacobsen

2004

Exeter, England

School Psychology: whose needs, whose benefits?

Bob Burden

2005

Athens, Greece

Promoting the wellbeing of children and youth: achallenge for the school community, the family system and the school psychologist

Sissy Hatzichristou

2006

Hangzhou, China

Mental health and education:
students, teachers and parents

Hongwu Zhou

2007

Tampere, Finland

Meeting individual and community needs

Arja Sigfrids

2008

Utrecht, The Netherlands

School Psychology in a changing society

Ellen Makaay-Cramer

2009

Bugibba, Malta

School Psychology for diversity

Paul Bartolo

2010

Dublin, Ireland

School Psychology: Making life better for
all children

Michael Sheehan

2011

Vellore, India

Educational Psychology in the context
of globalization, diversity and societal challenges

G.P. Thakur

2012

Montreal, Canada

Helping the world’s children realize their dreams

Suzette Goguen

2013

Porto, Portugal

The future of School Psychology services: Linking creativity and children’s needs

Vítor Coelho

2014

Kaunas, Lithuania

Children’s Rights and Needs: Challenges to
School, Family, and Society

Rasa Markšaitytė

2015

São Paulo, Brazil

Schools for All:
Public Policies and the Practice of Psychologists

Roseli Caldas

2016

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

School Psychology 3.0: a World of Connections

Marieke van Dam

2017

Manchester, United Kingdom

Supporting Vulnerable Children
and Young People in an Uncertain World

Peter Farrell & Janet Muscutt

 2018

Tokio, Japan

Promoting Resilience for Children
Toward Life-Long Happiness

 Dr. Toshinori Ishikuma

2019

Basel, Switzerland

Empowering People for Lifelong Learning

Dr. Jürg Forster

2021

Nicosia, Cyprus

Working with Schools and Families to Strengthen Children

Dr. Anthi Loutsiou

2022

Leuven, Belgium

To be announced

 To be announced