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Mission Statement

The Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP) empowers Utah school psychologists by:

  • Advancing effective practices, research, and policy development to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health 
  • Advocating for the profession of school psychology and the rights and welfare of children and youth

Advocacy matters!

Ways for UASP Members to get involved:




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.






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Upcoming Events

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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:

  • Conducted research and submitted position papers to USBE on changing "Emotional Disturbance" label 
  • Published newspaper articles and appeared on podcasts and TV to promote school psychologists and student mental health
  • Provided instructions and incentives for school psychs to advocate on a national and state level as part of NASP's Advocacy Action Day
  • Sent letters and emails to state and local school boards to encourage recognition of school psychologists during National School Psychology Week
  • Contacted businesses throughout the state to secure discounts and freebies for hard-working school psychologists

NEED HELP?

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:

  • Support better student outcomes by advocating for improved social/emotional, mental health, and academic interventions through collaborative interactions with the state legislature, the Utah State Office of Education, and other professional organizations
  • Join fellow school psychologists across Utah in a statewide network to exchange ideas, share concerns, and collaborate on solutions - see our Member Resources page for handouts, briefs, and online learning opportunities
  • Have the opportunity to apply for member-only mini grants to purchase curricula, materials, or for other purchases to support students
  • Qualify for reduced rates at UASP sponsored workshops and UASP's annual professional development conference featuring nationally recognized speakers
  • Receive UASP's monthly newsletter and stay current on school psychology related news in Utah
  • Be able to participate in coordinated public relations and advocacy efforts on behalf of Utah school psychologists

Join us

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Contact the Board

UASP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


If you would like to survey UASP members or request their participation in your research, please complete this form. A Google, Gmail, or G Suite account is required.
358 S. 700 East, B-312
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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