Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Looking Ahead

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Looking Ahead

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As you can see from Melissa Reeve's President's Message, this is a time of great change in school psychology. Looking ahead, Communiqué will be an essential resource to help you stay informed about the main currents of change and how you can influence their direction.

As an association, NASP has identified five key initiatives to help us focus on the most important of these changes: school psychologist shortages, promotion of the NASP Practice Model, mental and behavioral health, leadership development, and social justice. Communiqué addresses these initiatives in every issue. This month, you will find outstanding articles on the role of the NASP Social Justice Task Force; how school psychologists are responding to the Greek refugee crisis; news about LGBT Pride Month and NASP's new resource entitled Allies for All: Advocating for the LGBTQI2-S Community; emotion regulation; obsessive- compulsive and related disorders; the use of therapy dogs in school; and other stories highlighting current and future leaders (NASP awards, an early career spotlight, opportunities for writing Communiqué articles, Student Connections). All of these articles work together to promote the NASP Practice Model.

Next year, Communiqué will continue to support the NASP key initiatives. And I think many of you will be excited to see some new themes already in preparation. For example, there is a series planned on virtual school psychology service delivery (including graduate education) that should be very interesting to many of us. …

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