MESSAGE FROM THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The Local Organizing Committee of ISPA 2020 is greatly honored to be hosting the 42nd Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association in collaboration with the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Psychologists Association, and with the professional support of Easy Conferences. We invite you to join us on our island for ISPA 2020 to be held under blue skies at the 5* “The Landmark Nicosia” in Nicosia, Cyprus between 14-17 July 2020. Be part of the most international celebration of School Psychology and learn from each other and from distinguished scholars, be inspired, and create networks of connection with colleagues from all over the world.

The ISPA 2020 conference themeWORKING WITH SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES TO STRENGTHEN CHILDREN” was developed with a forward looking vision. It recognizes that all children need to be strengthened to face the challenges of today and the demands of tomorrow. There are multiple openings via direct and indirect paths to improve outcomes for children and youth as they make their passage through education, developmental stages, and life transitions. ISPA 2020 brings attention to School Psychology’s opportunity to facilitate positive change in the lives of children and to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between school, home, and community.

The Hot Topics of ISPA 2020 highlight key areas in which the science and practice of school psychology can be applied to strengthen children. Distinguished keynote speakers will share their vision for education in the future and propose their insights from years of research and implementation in promoting learning, thinking, and social emotional functioning among children. We invite scholars, practitioners, trainers, students, and early career professionals from around the world to share their aspirations, knowledge and expertise in school psychology and related areas by submitting paper and poster presentations, symposia, round table discussions, and workshops.

We feel that no one should walk alone …. nor children….. nor educators……nor families….. nor schools…..nor policy makers….nor school psychologists…. nor trainers….nor researchers. On the timeless island of Cyprus, the crossroads of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean, ISPA 2020 aims to strengthen the field of School Psychology regionally and internationally and facilitate partnership across systems, between scholars and practitioners, and across national borders. 

Join us in July 14-17 2020 on the blue canvas of the Mediterranean sea and skies in Creating Bridges Of Collaboration At The Crossroads Of Civilizations.

Dr. Anthi Loutsiou
Convenor ISPA 2020
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee