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School Psychology

The senior organization of school psychologists in the state, the Division of School Psychology has led organized application of state education policy regarding out-of-school psychology services and lobbies to maintain school psychology's place in special education evaluation and placement. Doctoral and/or diplomate training is encouraged.

Our mission includes:

  • advocacy for the profession and our clients,
  • the advancement of psychology in the schools, and
  • being exemplars of high level modern professional practice.

The officers of the division are available for consultation with members, and when the need arises, we will advocate for school psychology in the legislative arena.

For further information, as well as our meeting schedule, you may contact any of the officers below.

2017 Executive Board

President Sara Douglas, PsyD NYSPA Member Since 2015
President-Elect Ian Cohen, PhD NYSPA Member Since 2017
Past-President Deborah Lazarus, PsyD NYSPA Member Since 2000
Secretary/Treasurer (2018) VACANT
Representative to Council (2017) Alexis Kahan, PsyD  NYSPA Member Since 2010
Alt to Rep Council (2018)    Topher Collier, PsyD NYSPA Member Since 2001
Alt to Rep Council (2018)     Deborah Lazarus, PsyD NYSPA Member Since 2000


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