The Arizona Association of School Psychologists started on April 6, 1968 during a meeting at the Sands Motor Hotel in Phoenix. 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 400 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.
Our Vision and Mission
VISION: The Vision of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists is for all children and youth to thrive in schools and communities, by promoting equity and excellence in educational and mental health practices.
MISSION: The Mission of the Arizona Association of School Psychologists is to engage school psychologists with high-quality professional development, promote visionary leadership, and advocate for ethically, culturally competent and socially just practices to empower school psychologists in the vital role of supporting the well-being of Arizona’s children and youth.
AASP follows the current NASP Purpose, Vision, Mission, and Core Values statement: Click here.
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists Procedures Manual was most recently updated and revised September 2023. This Procedures Manual cover topics such as Guiding Principles, Organizational Structure, Meetings, Finances, Board Elections, Membership, Committees, and more.
If you have any questions or concerns about AASP Procedures, please contact AASP at email@example.com.
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists Bylaws were updated and revised on December 20, 2022. These Bylaws cover topics such as membership requirements, the role of officers, and the association meetings. Download the bylaws here.