Welcome to the SDASP Website
Welcome to our webpage for the South Dakota Association of School Psychologists! We are an organization that believes that ALL children can learn! My name is Elizabeth McPherson and I am a practicing school psychologist in South Dakota and have the honor to be the president of our organization. The goal of our organization is to advocate and ensure best practices for students in our schools. We also encourage the comprehensive role of school psychologists through practices that align with the NASP practice model.
School psychologists are the psychologists that know the most about education and the educators that know the most about psychology! We are uniquely placed in schools where students spend most of their time. As highly qualified behavior and mental health providers, we have the opportunity to have a large impact on student success and spend a great deal of time trying to lower barriers that may impede that success. Additionally, in South Dakota, we are experiencing a shortage of school psychologists. This is a great field to get into and a great place to be able to practice school psychology!
Our organization welcomes you to use our resources and share high quality information regarding mental and behavioral health for kids. We hope that our mission and our drive to ensure best practices for kids in South Dakota shines through all the work that we do.
Interested in becoming a member of SDASP? Click here!