UTAH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS

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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


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UASP Minority Scholarship Award

The Utah Association of School Psychologists’ Minority Scholarship was established to assist in meeting the need for increasing the number of diverse school psychologists in Utah. It is the intent of UASP to promote opportunities for the recruitment of school psychologists responsive to the ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the individual children who are part of the increasingly diverse population of Utah. The UASP Minority Scholarship also aims to help relieve the financial pressures of our minority scholars pursuing graduate study in school psychology. UASP will award one award of $1,000.00 to a qualified and selected minority graduate student of school psychology in Utah.  

The scholarship funds are to be used for graduate school related expenses (i.e. tuition, books, etc.)

Candidate Requirements

  • Belong to a recognized ethnic minority group
  • United States citizen
  • Full-time or part-time graduate student enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a NASP-approved and/or regionally accredited school psychology program in the state of Utah
  • Student in good academic standing at the time of receipt of the award • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Member of UASP at the time of designation as a scholarship recipient

Selection Criteria

The documents requested under Application Deadline and Procedures will be reviewed by the UASP Minority Scholarship Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will consider many factors in reaching their decision, including the completeness of the application; the applicant’s experience, interests and growth as reflected on their resume; the applicant’s statement of professional goals, accomplishments, references, and degree of academic scholarship. This Scholarship is awarded on a nondiscriminatory and objective basis to the most deserving candidate(s).

Application Deadline and Procedures

To be considered for the award, the entire application package MUST be received in the UASP office no later than January 31, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered and will not be returned.

The application should be sent to:

Minority Scholarship Selection Committee
Utah Association of School Psychologists
358 S. 700 East, B-312
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Click here for the UASP Minority Scholarship Application Form

Upcoming Events


Transformative Vision for Educational Equity Webinar - Dr. Paul Gorski

February 19, 2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Online Training (via Zoom)

2020 USCA Online Conference


This year UASP is proud to announce we have chosen to co-sponsor the USCA (Utah Association of School Counselors) Conference.

Each month you will be treated to an expert presentation that will focus on a variety of topics throughout the year. These experts will pre-record their session for you to view throughout the month and then all conference attendees will have access to a live Q&A with that expert at the end of the month (which will also be recorded).

UEA members and UASP members will be able to attend at the USCA membership price (50% off)!

USBE Trauma Sensitive Schools PD

Through online coursework via Canvas, the Trauma-Sensitive Schools Professional Development follows a Trauma-Skilled Schools Model (National Dropout Prevention Center, 2018) and is delivered in the following three phases:

  • Phase 1: Trauma-Informed Learning Modules
  • Phase 2: Trauma-Responsive Learning Modules
  • Phase 3: Trauma-Sensitive Schools Implementation and Maintenance Learning Modules

UASP NEWS IN BRIEF

School Psychologists in the News!

Membership: The new membership year began on October 1, 2020. Be sure to take a moment to renew your membership - we value you as a member! Here are a few things UASP has done recently to promote the field, support school psychologists, and increase student success:

  • Sent letters and emails to state and local school boards to encourage recognition of school psychologists during National School Psychology Week
  • Hosted virtual lunch bunch and mocktail/cocktail get-togethers for UASP members
  • Provided instructions and incentives for school psychs to advocate on a national and state level as part of NASP's Advocacy Action Day
  • Contacted businesses throughout the state to secure discounts and freebies for hard-working school psychologists
  • Published newspaper articles and appeared on podcasts and TV to promote school psychologists and student mental health

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
  • Apply for member-only 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 newsletter, the Observer and stay current on school psychology related news in Utah
  • Participate in public relations

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Contact the Board

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


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358 S. 700 East, B-312
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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