The Arizona Association of School Psychologists started on April 6, 1968 during a meeting at the Sands Motor Hotel in Phoenix. It started with 24 members and the following objectives:
1. To promote constructive action to meet the needs of children;
2. To promote and maintain high professional, ethical, and technical standards and practices of school; psychologists;
3. To study and share ideas, methods, and research;
4. To advance the professional status of school psychologists, and;
5. To represent its members’ professional interests in relation to other branches of psychology, the field of education, and the general public.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) was established one year later on March 14, 1969. On May 1, 1971, AASP was recognized as an affiliate of NASP. AASP was incorporated in 1975.
Today, AASP has over 350 members and continues to be registered as a Nonprofit Corporation in Arizona. We continue to serve as the professional association for school psychologists in Arizona and we are still a state affiliate of NASP.
To learn more about the history of AASP, please see our history page.