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Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice: 612-624-6083

Educational Psychology
250 Education Sciences Bldg
56 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
55455-0364 USA

Tel: 612-624-6083
Fax: 612-624-8241
epsy-adm@umn.edu

School Psychology Student Association (SPSA)

SPSA is a formal student group that was organized during the 1992-93 school year to promote student involvement in the program and in the field of school psychology. The group emphasizes professional development in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. SPSA has a social committee which organizes and sponsors social events for faculty and students each semester. All students in the program are invited to join SPSA.

Curriculum Committee.
Devoted to understanding what is required within the program curriculum and maintaining our program’s student resources. This includes the resource room, SPSA Web site, and curricular materials. This committee and the work completed by the committee embody the program’s curricular resource.

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Communications/Student Meetings Committee
This committee is designed to facilitate communication between students in the school psychology program to keep them well informed of what is going on within the program, the university, and the field of school psychology. It is also designed to maintain open communication between students and faculty.

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Social Committee

This committee is responsible for organizing social events, and assisting with organizing community service events. These events could include informal gatherings to increase contact between students and faculty, events to welcome new students to the program, and activities to serve children, adults, and families in the community. These events will be designed to strengthen the sense of community among those affiliated with the school psychology program.

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Political and Professional Committee
The Political and Professional Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining dialogue between students and the broader community on issues related to educational psychology with special focus on connecting with school psychologists who work in a variety of settings. The goals of this committee are to (1) inform students about current issues in school psychology and/or concerning children in general and (2) develop a strong network between students and professionals. Information will be gathered through issue advocacy groups (e.g., Children’s Defense Fund, PACER) and professional organizations (e.g., MSPA, NASP, APA, SASP) and relayed in student meetings, bag lunches, and email communication.

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