Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. — Albert Einstein
FASP's Training & Credentialing Committee offers guidance to school psychology certification, licensure, internships, and training programs. The committee serves as a liaison between FASP and Florida's eight graduate training programs in school psychology.
Information on licensure in other states is provided through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) at: http://www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx
The School Psychologists site is designed to simplify and expedite the search for licensure or certification requirements specific to each state by directing students to the appropriate locations on a state's licensing or regulatory board website (http://www.school-psychologists.com/).
The FASP Executive Board, at the request of the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) has signed on in support of the Florida School Safety Act - SB284 (Negron) and HB369 (LaRosa). These Senate and House bills are essentially identical (http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0284/BillText/c1/HTML). The bills as amended have a potentially lifesaving effect. more...
The Role of Student Services Personnel in Florida Schools: Creating Safe Schools through School-Based Mental Health Supports
The Florida Association of Student Services Administrators (FASSA) addresses how student services personnel contribute to safe schools by providing mental health supports to students. Representative Gayle Harrell, Chair of the Families Subcommittee, has recently requested information from superintendents regarding the mental health needs of public school students. We have a great opportunity and obligation to educate educational stakeholders and legislators on school-based mental heatlh this session.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNS
Attention Prospective Interns!!
Announcing Key Dates for the FASP Internship Process 2020!!
January 1-31: Prospective interns apply to districts. Access the FASP Internship Guide to access important information regarding district contacts and materials required in each district.
February 1-28: Districts hold interviews with prospective interns.
Monday, March 2nd: Call day begins at 8AM EST. Prospective interns must let the district know if they will be accepting the offer by 10AM on call day or will forfeit the offer. If the prospective intern decides not to take the offer, out of professional courtesy, please call the district ASAP that morning prior to 10AM with that information as well.
Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th: The call day process continues for those prospective interns who have not received a position.
Thursday, March 5th: Districts will be informed of any intern who may not have been matched on the prior days so that potential placement can occur.
IMPORTANT: FASP welcomes out of state prospective interns to apply for internship slots. However, out of state interns (and districts) are held to the same dates for the standardization process, including the call date for offering a position.
Students, are you interested in information regarding internships? If so, don't miss our Internship Guide! This guide indicates which counties have internships, names and numbers for the contact person, and all of the perks regarding each. (view | download)
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT DELEGATE
The role of the Student Delegate(s) is to serve as a liaison between FASP and the School Psychology students of Florida. The goal is to serve prospective school psychology students by providing information about the different graduate programs throughout Florida, answering questions or concerns about applying for such a program, and addressing any other needs or ideas a student may present. In addition, the student delegate hopes to serve current graduate students by creating open lines of communication so students can share any personal or professional concerns, needs, or ideas related to issues in School Psychology. Please feel free to email the chairperson(s) with ideas or questions.
WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN FASP NOW AS A STUDENT?
Allow your voice to be heard by participating in surveys, assisting with work of FASP committees, or sending suggestions to the Executive Board members.
FASP has established an Internship Standardization Process, which requests students to apply in the month of January and districts hold interviews in the month of February (see process).
Interested in information regarding internships? If so, don't miss our Internship Guide! This guide shows which counties have internships, names and numbers for the contact person, and all of the perks regarding each site, and other helpful information.(view | download)
Interested in learning from someone who has recently been through the internship process? Read an article from FASP's Newsletter about the 2010 Student Delegate's experiences and reflections on applying and interviewing for internships in Florida school districts.
FASP is honored to offer the following recording of Rhonda Said's heavily attended and always appreciated presentation on Preparing for Your School Psychology Internship. A special thanks to Rhonda Said, Nova Southeastern University, and the Training & Credentialing Committee for making this a possibility.
HOW IS ATTENDING A FASP CONFERENCES GOING TO BENEFIT ME?
FASP Conferences Allow Students to:
Pursuing a degree in School Psychology in Florida...
It can be a daunting task to choose a graduate school and program to attend. Choosing your graduate program is the first step in entering the exciting field of School Psychology. We have provided you with a list of the schools in Florida that offer graduate programs in this field and the programs each school offers. In addition, a website to each school is provided so you can email the appropriate contacts and review the information from the original source.
We wish you luck as you embark upon this exciting phase in your academic career.