The Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP) is an organization of North American doctoral programs in school psychology. The mission of CDSPP is to foster the advancement of doctoral education in school psychology in all its aspects. This mission includes: 

1) Providing a mechanism for dissemination of information, exchange of views, collection of data, facilitation of communication, and formulation of policies concerning doctoral training in school psychology, and 

2) Providing consultative resources, maintaining active liaison, and promoting the representation of school psychology programs in functions of APA and other organizations that are relevant to doctoral education in school psychology. 

Doctoral Programs in School Psychology in a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning are entitled to full membership; APA accreditation is NOT required. 
Associate Memberships are available to Specialist Programs in School Psychology in a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning that are interested in doctoral program development.

Current Board Members:

Julie Herbstrith, Chair 
Texas Women's University

Term: 2021-2024


Sarah Valley-Gray, Chair-Elect

Nova Southeastern University

Term: 2022-2025

Vincent C. Alfonso, Secretary

Gonzaga University

Term 2021-2024

Ashley Mayworm, Secretary-Elect
Loyola University-Chicago
Term: 2023-2026 

Gene Cash, Treasurer
Nova Southeastern University
Term: 2023-2026

Andrew Roach, Board Member
Georgia State University
Term: 2022-2025

Please click here for the 
School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action

Please click here for the March 2020 Statement on Education and Training Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Council of Chairs of Training Councils.

Please click here for the May 2020 Statement on Resumption of In-Person Psychological Services and Training from the Council of Chairs of Training Councils.

CDSPP Listserve:

This is the official discussion group for the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs. Membership in CDSPP is by program and the current program director is the official contact person. However, this list is open to all faculty members in school psychology training programs. Please sign all posts with your name, title, and university.

Click here to visit the the CDSPP Listserv where you can view discussions. If you are interested in your program joining CDSPP, please click on the Membership tab at the top of this page. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, CDSPP, TSP, and the School Psych Leadership Roundtable offer the following documents to support crowdsourcing of resources and recommendations/strategies to assist in the management of challenges such as with emergence teaching, fieldwork, administrative, and service delivery issues.

·         School Psych Guest Speakers and Online Resources –You can enter and find potential guest speakers and a variety of resources to support online instruction. the online resources pertain both to making the transition to online only and targeted resources to replace in-person lecture and activities in specific courses.

·         COVID-19 Critical Issues for School Psychology Programs Q&A – This word document is formatted for crowdsourced Q&A from the Critical Issues sheet of the Google sheet CDSPP circulated last week. Right now, there are many more questions than answers, but we hope that if we band together, we can help each other in supporting our programs and communities in this difficult time. 
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