School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference

School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference

The School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC) is a unique opportunity for emerging scholars in the field to work hand-in-hand with top researchers and other emerging scholars in the field of school psychology. Sponsored by the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), the SPRCC enhances the research efforts and skills of early career researchers who conduct psychological research relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools. The conference facilitates multi-site research by encouraging interactions between early career researchers and senior researchers. SSSP recognizes that multi-site projects allow the possibility for research that draws on broader ranges of expertise, larger samples, more varied populations, and a variety of methodologies to answer theoretical and empirically derived questions. Collaboration among conference attendees will result in researchers being able to address complex and important problems relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools.

The principal attendees of the biannual SPRCC include: (a) early-career psychological researchers; (b) senior researchers (i.e., catalyst scholars) interested in mentoring early-career researchers and serving as project consultants; and (c) researchers/school systems interested in collaborating on multi-site projects. In addition, staff members from public and private research funding agencies and foundations that support research relevant to school psychology are encouraged to participate.

Anticipated outcomes of the SPRCC include the following; (1) fostering early-career researchers in obtaining collaborative and mentoring support for their research; (2) discussing important issues and ideas relevant to the application of psychological research to education and the practice of psychology in the schools; (3) developing friendships and working relationships across diverse networks of researchers, resulting in more individuals having a voice and an outlet for their research energies and talents; (4) engaging in constructive dialogue between researchers to establish and clarify research priorities; and (5) enhancing the quality of psychological research.

The 2017 SPRCC will precede the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC! The format will include presentations of interest to early scholars and emphasize focused group discussions among those with related research interests.

The following videos are of panel sessions from previous SPRCCs:

How to Get The Most Out of the SPRCC Past Participants' Panel

Dr. Dave Shriberg, 2005 SPRCC, Loyola University

Dr. Andrew Livanis, 2007 SPRCC, Long Island University

Dr. James Connell, 2007 SPRCC, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

 

Advice from Highly Productive Scholars in School Psychology: Distinguished Breakfast Panel

Dr. Melissa Bray, The University of Connecticut

Dr. Chris Skinner, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Dr. Sue Sheridan, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dr. Tom Kehle, The University of Connecticut

Announcements

  • The SSSP executive committee meeting at the 2017 NASP convention will take place on Thursday, February 23, from noon to 4pm, in the Sam Houston Boardroom of the Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, TX. The SSSP membership meeting (5pm to 6pm) and member reception (6pm to 7:30pm) will be held the same day at the Guadalajara Grill, 301 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX.
  • The RFA for the Spring 2017 SSSP Dissertation Grant Award is now available! Applications are due March 9, 2017 at 5pm Eastern time. Download RFA
  • Congratulations to new board members Sandra Chafouleas (President-Elect), Jeffery P. Braden (Treasurer), and Gary Stoner (Secretary)!
  • Thank you for your service as board members Elaine Clark (Past-President), Margaret Semrud Clikeman (Treasurer), and Karen C. Stoiber (Secretary)!
  • Congratulations to new President Robert Volpe, and thank you Stacy Overstreet for your past service as President! View Current Board