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LSPA hosts several annual events including our Annual Conference and Advocacy Day. Here is some general information about each. Specific information and registration will be posted, when available, below.

Annual Conference

About: The conference is planned by Executive Council and Committee members of LSPA. All sessions have NASP documented professional development credits offered for registered participants. LSPA membership is provided in conference registration for those who desire membership.

Call for Papers:   This will be made available for membership and fellow professionals. Students can submit for paper or poster sessions. The poster sessions is often a student competition. 

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotell, 1521 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503, 337-253-6111

Dates: Typically the 1st or 2nd week of November (Wed - Fri).

Serve: If you are helping to serve, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

Advocacy Day

About: The purpose of Advocacy Day is to extend the mission of LSPA by influencing the legislative houses. Often this is accomplished by having participants discuss specific legislation/bills that LSPA is advocating for or against with lawmakers. This may be done formally in a committee session or meeting with legislators in the Rotunda/Memorial Hall where we typically have tables set up advertising our organization and profession. Participation is FREE.

Guests: Depending on the day/time/topics we will be advocating for, it may be appropriate to bring guests or family members to Advocacy Day.

Location: Louisiana State Capitol, Rotunda/Memorial Hall, 900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA

Dates: 2019 Date TBA. Set-up and Clean-up before and after.
  • This is typically planned for a spring/early summer date when educational or mental health legislation will be discussed in committee. LSPA does it's best to make sure we are present when both house and senate are in session.
Photos: See our Advocacy Page

Serve: If you are helping to serve, please contact  president.lspa@gmail.com

LSPA Professional Conversation, October 5, 2018

Online Q&A: Peter Langman, PhD

Hosted by: LSPA's School Safety, Trauma & Crisis Committee

About the Q&A

About Dr. Langman


LSPA did not offer CPD for this event. However, NASP provides for book study to be part of Category H of Self Study in NCSP renewal

Upcoming events

    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Doubletree by Hilton, 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70503

    November 7-9, 2018

    The 38th Annual LSPA Conference!

    "Stronger Together: A Focus on the Multidisciplinary Team" 

    KEYNOTE: Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD NASP President

    LUNCHEON: Speaker Jamie Wong, LADOE Special Education Policy Director


    • Sip & See Poster Symposium (Student Poster Competition)
    • Louisiana Job Fair
    • Student Forum
    • Student Reception: Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, NASP President
    • NEW Regional Round-tables: Meet by region to discuss current local issues.  The Regional round-tables will problem solve current issues at the local level. Opportunities for networking and communication with LSPA leadership will be provided to strengthen the field of school psychology within the state. **CPDs will be provided.**
    • President's Strand: The Multidisciplinary Team- Sessions led by multidisciplinary team members from across Louisiana to strengthen our knowledge of each specialty area, assessment, and team collaboration

    • Grant Writing for School Psychologists: Leslie Paige, NASP President-Elect
    • Suicide in Schools: Scott Poland
    • School Crisis- Ethical & Legal Issues: Scott Poland
    • Ethics Showcase: NASP Ethics Committee Chairperson: Laurie Klose
    • Report Writing Session: Jeanne Anne Carriere 
    • Hot Topics in Special Education & Section 504 Law: Wayne Stewart

    LOG IN FIRST: Remember, you must be logged in to get a member rate. Membership dues are included with the full conference price.

    AFFILIATES: Friends of the field of school psychology. Affiliate members have limited privileges and access to meetings/minutes.

    NEW GROUP RATE: If your organization/school district has 3+ non-school psychologists (affiliates) attending, you may register for a group rate. This rate is $300/affiliate. This is only applicable for registrations received by October 1, 2018. 


    • PresentationsThe LSPA Executive Council is soliciting specific proposals from members and guests for presentations related to the practice of school psychologyIf you would like to present at the 2018 conference, complete the Call for Presentation Submission.  When submitting your presentations for upload on the Members Only Section of the LSPA website, you must follow the Instructions for Handouts & SlidesDeadline for presentation submission is September 7, 2018.  Limited Presentation Slots Available.
    • Posters: Sip & See Poster Symposium (Student Poster Competition).  Complete the Call for Student Posters.  Applications will be due October 1, 2018.

    SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS: Instructions for nominating will be posted soon. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2018. 

    Event Contact: Laura Maciaszek LSPA Conference Chair


    DoubleTree by Hilton

    1521 West Pinhook Road

    Lafayette,  Louisiana  70503

    (337) 235-6111 Phone 

    (337) 237-6313 Fax

    SPECIAL LSPA Negotiated Discount: Guest rooms at only $126 (Double) & $136 (King) per night when booked no later than October 24, 2018 using Code: LSP. Book early to reserve your room. Book Early!

    **NEW REFUND POLICY: PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING! The deadline for refunds is October 24, 2018. After October 24, 2018. NO refunds will be given.**

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