Student Association of School Psychology
The Student Association of School Psychology at the University of Connecticut‘s Neag School of Education (UConn SASP) is a graduate student organization with the formal purpose to (a) increase student collaboration on research and dissemination projects; (b) provide professional development for students on specific topics of interest; (c) promote service to the community; (d) facilitate a forum for ongoing program evaluation; and (e) to keep students abreast of current opportunities and initiatives in the field. Meetings occur every four to six weeks with a varying format. One week, we might bring our lunches and talk about issues related to SASP projects, school psychology, and our program. We also facilitate panels of practitioners and researchers, coordinate service events, support incoming students through an informal mentorship program, and host presentations by leaders in the field.
The executive board of SASP is responsible for fulfilling those objectives to the best of its ability through collaboration and program leadership. The board is comprised of both 6th-year-level and PhD-level students in all stages of the program.
Current members of the SASP executive board include:
President: Emily Winter
Vice President: Sophie Rodenbush
Treasurer: Alexandra Pierce
Secretary: Alyssa Bunyea
Service Coordinator: Tamia Thomas
Faculty Advisor: Tamika La Salle, PhD
Social Justice NASP Book Read 2020
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Social Justice Committee (SJC) has selected Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Healthcare by Dayna Matthew, PhD for a group read for the 2020–2021 school year. There are also guided questions designed to help readers think both broadly and specifically about how the issues discussed in the book connect to social justice for youth and families who experience health disparities. The questions are also designed to prompt thought, critique, and action steps towards increasing the ability of individuals, schools, and communities to be a force for social justice.