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.
2021 Utah Public Policy Institute
Thanks to all who participated in the first UASP Public Policy Institute with specialists from the Utah Education Association and UASP's Legislative Committee! We will be uploading the recording to our Members Resources page soon. Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn how you can better support more of Utah's students through advocacy efforts at the state and local levels!
2021 Fall Conference
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2021 Fall Conference a success, and congratulations to our 2021 award recipients!
Online PD Opportunities
Through online coursework via Canvas, the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development follows a Trauma-Skilled Schools Model (National Dropout Prevention Center, 2018).
UASP NEWS IN BRIEF
School Psychologists in the News!
Membership: The new membership year began on October 1, 2021. Be sure to take a moment to renew your membership and encourage your colleagues to join UASP! Our voice is louder 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: