The Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP) empowers Utah school psychologists by:
Critical Shortage of School Psychologists in Utah
As of the 2021 school year, there was only one school psychologist for every 2,300 students. This is nearly half the number of school psychologists than the national average (1:1,381), and over three times the recommendation for appropriate student support. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) recommended ratio of school psychologists to students is 1:500-700. Utah would need to obtain approximately seven hundred and sixty more school psychologists to reach the top of the recommended threshold of 1:700 student ratio.
Read more about why it is essential that we improve student access to school employed mental health providers in our Shortages Call to Action document.
Ways for UASP Members to get involved:
Check back soon for information about our Spring Workshop!
2023 Legislative Toolkit
Want to get involved? Not sure how? Check out the newly updated UASP Legislative Toolkit on our Members Resources page (look under the Advocacy heading). Take advantage of this resource to help you know how to interact with key stakeholders and advocate for Utah students and school psychologists!
UASP NEWS IN BRIEF
School Psychologists in the News!
Membership: The new membership year began on October 1, 2022. Be sure to take a moment to renew your membership and encourage your colleagues to join UASP! Our voice is louder and stronger when we all join together!
Here are a few things UASP has done recently to promote the field, support school psychologists, and increase student success:
If you are a school psychologist facing an ethical dilemma and would like support and collaboration, feel free to contact us with your concern!
Become a UASP member
As a member, you will: