Past Conferences

NCSPP meetings are for Delegates from member and observer programs and schools. If your institution would like to join NCSPP, please click here to go to the membership page, or contact Jeannie Beaff at NCSPP by clicking here. For an NCSPP brochure, please click here. Recent conferences are listed below. Click on the conference title for details.

NCSPP 2015 Summer Meeting

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 – Wednesday, August 05, 2015


King Edward Toronto
416 863 9700
37 King Street E
Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to the NCSPP Summer 2015 Meeting!  Our meeting is open to all delegates and faculty of NCSPP programs.  Click here to view the meeting agenda, hotel information and registration details. This summer takes place at the fabulous King Edward Toronto Hotel!

Registration is $260.00 and covers breakfast, lunch, snacks and opening reception on Aug 4  and  breakfast on Aug 5.

See you soon in Toronto!

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NCSPP 2015 Mid-Winter Conference 

Positioning Professional Psychology in Today’s Healthcare: 

Ensuring Our Graduates’ Relevance

January 19-24, 2015

San Diego, California

Conference Theme

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other changes to the healthcare system have produced a changing, and to an extent, uncertain healthcare landscape. How are we positioning our students to work within this dynamic, and for some, unfamiliar healthcare system? The NCSPP 2015 Mid-Winter Conference will address ways to advance education and training to ensure our graduates have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an integral part of today’s healthcare. The conference will focus on the following goals:

  • To understand the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the present and future of psychologists.
  • To understand what it will mean for our programs to educate and train “Health Service Psychologists”.
  • To articulate our roles and responsibilities in addressing health disparities and the needs of the newly insured.
  • To evaluate strengths of and areas of opportunity for graduate program health curricula.
  • To identify internship experiences that can more effectively prepare students.
  • To understand where the jobs are and will be for psychology graduates.
  • To consider what additional competencies and methods of assessment are needed for a variety of healthcare environments.



NCSPP 2014 Summer Meeting
August 4-6, 2014
Monaco Washington DC
700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

NCSPP has secured a room rate of $199.00 per night.
To book your room call 877 202 5411 and tell them you are with NCSPP 2014.

We’ve opened the registration for our upcoming meeting in Washington DC the first week of August. We are meeting in the fun and fabulous Hotel Monaco. The hotel is extending our rate for 3 days before and 3 days after our meeting – HOWEVER- the week-ends will fill very quickly so if you plan to attend through APA or the week end before and want to stay in the Monaco I STRONGLY urge you to book your room now. The link for the hotel is on the registration website under Lodging. Our rate is $199.00 which I believe is cheaper than most of the APA hotels.

The final schedule is still to be finalized but the agenda on the registration website will give you the general time blocks.

Registration Website:

French Quarter by Falcue DE.Wikimedia

Social Justice Training in Professional Psychology:
Promoting Vision and Action

The National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
Mid-Winter Conference
January 20-25, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel – New Orleans, LA

Thank you to our sponsors!
MyPsychTrack, Liaison International
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Jessica Salefski Scott

Taylor Study Method
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Karmell Clark
Time2Track, LLC
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Hal Campbell
National Register of Health Service Psychologists
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The conference was held in the Royal Sonesta. Dr. Louise Baca’s amazing committee put together a fabulous conference and Dr. Hideko Sera has worked her magic on our day of serve in honor of Dr. King. President Torrey Wilson invited back the band many of you enjoyed for the optional Dinner Dance.


The NCSPP 2014 Mid-Winter Conference addreseds the theme of social justice training in professional psychology as a step towards changing the narrative where the powerful in our society make it the norm to defend the status quo while the oppressed are expected to succumb to what is a radically unjust social order. In order to promote vision and action in social justice training, the conference will focus on the following goals and objectives-
• To understand and expand our fundamental role in social justice work;
• To learn advocacy skills to better serve our diverse communities;
• To empower participants to engage in individual, professional, and collective action regarding social justice.
• To support those who have “good intentions” but do not feel they are equipped or have the time to engage in social justice work;
• To supply knowledge and skills for those who already have an understanding of the need for advocacy and social justice competency;
• To identify and overcome institutional barriers when engaging in social justice research;
• To reinvigorate a moral and intellectual movement toward social justice.

NCSPP Summer Conference
Modern Honolulu Hotel
July 29th – July 31st

2013 NCSPP Midwinter Conference
January 21 – 26, 2013

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort
Nassau, Bahamas
Conference Topic: Relationship Competency
Click here for Conference Schedule

The 2012 NCSPP Summer Meeting
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Sea World
Orlando, Florida

Click here for printable schedule.

French Quarter by Falkue, Wikimdia Commons

2012 Mid-Winter Conference
January 18-21, 2012

Excellence in Outcome Assessment:
Ideas, Tools, and Practices

Royal Sonesta Hotel in the French Quarter
New Orleans, LA

Conference Planning Committee:
Crystal Collier (chair), Kathi Borden, Bob DiTomasso, Heather Sheets

We had a fabulous program and the conference as in fun-filled New Orleans – in the heart of the French Quarter. The full schedule is in the system. On January 16th, 2012 we once again honored Dr. Martin Luther King by having a “Day of Service” as a part of our conference.

2012 Conference Schedule

NCSPP Summer Meeting
August 2 & 3, 2011
Hotel Monaco,
Washington, DC

The NCSPP hotel is the Hotel Monaco, Washington D.C. (

The schedule of events is posted HERE.

Mid-Winter Conference
“ NCSPP 2025: Leap into the Future”
January 18-22, 2011
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza
San Juan, Puerto Rico

“ NCSPP 2025: Leap into the Future”

Puerto Rican Crested Toad: Critically Endangered

How will we prepare our students for the professional practice in 2025? As psychologists move beyond traditional roles of independent practice and hospital/clinic-based practice focused on therapy and assessment, how are we preparing our graduates? How do our traditional competencies provide a base for non-traditional practice, and what competencies do we not cover?

This conference focused on examining these questions and providing answer to what professional psychology education and training will need to look like in the year 2025. Will we be able to nimbly adjust to these changes, or will be become an endangered species. The conference brought together speakers who described what appear to be the global trends that may impact our professional as well as the trends in practice and education. The conference included programs and poster presentations of projects and programs that illustrate innovations in education and training as well as methods they have in teaching what are sometimes called the emerging competencies—supervision, education, consultation, and management—that appear to provide a bases for non-traditional practice.

The conference hotel (Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza, is situated between the ocean and a lagoon, and is in close proximity to old San Juan.

NCSPP Mid-Winter Conference Schedule

San Diego Harbor

Summer Meeting in San Diego, August 10-13, 2010

The summer 2010 meeting was held in San Diego, August 10-13, 2010 at the Westgate Hotel. Click here for 2010 Summer Meeting Registration Form and here for 2010 Summer Schedule

2010 NCSPP Midwinter Meeting in Orlando
CCTC website to view Joint Program:

Meeting was held on February 10-13, 2010 (Wednesday – Saturday) in sunny Orlando, Florida. We hd a uniClark Campbell, Ph.D., NCSPP Presidentque opportunity this year to have two conferences in one, and both were held at the Disney Hilton Hotel. The first conference was our own NCSPP conference on Wednesday and Thursday. The theme of our conference was“Training for Integrated Healthcare,” and we had several speakers and breakout sessions planned to help our programs prepare students for working in the healthcare environment. Psychologists’ involvement in primary care medical settings is increasing and it appears that there will be a rising demand for psychologists’ services in this arena in the near future. Therefore, it is timely for us to develop curricula, practica, and training programs that will meet this need. In addition to the training part of the conference, we will also have our committee meetings and a business meeting is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

For the second conference we joined other psychology training councils for the 2010 combined training council conference, which was organizeDisney Worldd by the Council of Chairs of Training Councils. We only met jointly on one previous occasion (in 2000), so this was a unique opportunity to meet with other educators and training directors (including internship directors) to discuss many of our common concerns in quality doctoral training and education in professional psychology. The theme of this part of the conference was “Assuring Competence in the Next Generation of Psychologists.” It was an excellent opportunity to work on issues that are central to the training missions of all councils.

Clark Campbell, Ph.D.
NCSPP President

The 2010 Midwinter Meeting featured three invited speakers (click their names to see their bios):Pat DeLeon Senior Staff Member, Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI)Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA

Patrick H. DeLeon, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D- HI) and APA President, 2000

Teresa Chapa, Ph.D., MPA, Senior Policy Advisor, Mental Health Office of Minority Health, in Rockville, MD 20852

Christine (Tina) N. Runyan, Ph.D. is a Clinical Health Psychologist who has been involved with integrated primary care for the past 10 years.

2009 Mid-Winter ConferenceHotel Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
Leadership: Preparation & Transformation

January 21-24
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Hotel Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

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2008 NCSPP Summer Meeting
Boston, MA

2008 Summer Schedule
2008 Summer Registration Form

2008 NCSPP Midwinter Conference
“Advancing the Multicultural Agenda: From Aspiration to Actualization.”
Hyatt Regency – Austin, Texas
Click here for 2008 Conference Announcement

Conference Schedule (click here)
Call for Faculty Posters (click here)
Call for Student Posters (click here)
Continuing Education Program (for CE credits)

2007 NCSPP Summer Meeting
San Francisco, CA
August 15th and 16th, 2007

Conference Registration Form (click here)

Conference Schedule (click here)

2007 Midwinter Conference
“Developing our Competencies in Clinical Training.”
Bahia Mar Resort
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 17-19, 2007
Competency Developmental Achievement Levels

Small Group Topic Presentations (These are very large files. It may be best to save them on to your computer, then view them from the downloaded file.)
Training Practicum Supervisors in the Community
Creating an Internship Consortium
Managing Problematic Students in Professional Psychology Programs
Practica for Concentration Areas: Pros and Cons
Technology and Clinical Training

2006 Summer Meeting in New Orleans, LA
August 7th – 9th at the
Loews New Orleans Hotel

2006 Mid-Winter Conference
“Global, Academic, Practice and Community Leadership: NCSPP as Change Agent”

January 18th – January 21st

Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Nevada

2005 Summer Meeting in Washington, DC
August 15th – 17th at the beautiful Madison Hotel.

The 2005 Mid-Winter Conference:
 “Realizing our competencies through teaching and learning”
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
 January 19 – 22, 2005

The Psychologist as Advocate: Contributions to Public Interest, Policy and Social Responsibility. January 21 – 24, 2004. Willard Inter-Continental Washington, DC. This conference moved the organization’s long-standing commitment to social responsibility and public interest forward by training the NCSPP leadership in legislative advocacy.

Strategic Impact: Continuing to Shape the Future of Professional Psychology. January 21st through 25th, 2003. Radisson Resort & Spa Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Advocacy. January, 2002. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Future challenges and best practices. January, 2001. Freeport, Bahamas.

Joint Conference – CUDCP, Counseling, School, NCSPP. January, 2000. Miami, FL.

New competencies (supervision, consultation, administration). January, 1999. Charleston, SC.

Changing Profession Critical conversations and social responsibility. January, 1998. Santa Fe, NM.

Collaboration. January, 1997. San Antonio, TX.

Innovations in professional Psychology/ New Roles. January, 1996. Clearwater, FL.

Meta Conference Standards for Education in Professional Psychology where are we? Where are we going and how do we let people know? January, 1995. New Orleans, LA.

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