COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

WSASP has released its COVID-19 Closure Guidance Document.

Please submit additional questions not addressed by this document using this submission form.

Click here to access current OSPI guidance for special education. School psychologists should follow district guidance and procedures.

Click here to access the NASP COVID-19 Resource Center.

Spring Lecture Series 2020

Our 2020 Spring Lecture Series is now available for registration. See our line up of talks here and register for this amazing webinar series here

WSASP Events

WSASP is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities. Each event is displayed below in the order in which they occur. 

Upcoming events

    • December 31, 2020
    • (UTC-08:00)
    • Online

    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: 
    Ethical Issues for School Psychologist


    Historically, most associations’ ethical standards speak to the Good, - What should professionals do to be ethical.  They should be good communicators, good collaborators, good service providers etc.  These definitions have strong cultural foundations.  The Washington State Code of Conduct was implemented in the early 1990s and represents the Bad – what you should not do e.g. falsification of data, abandonment of generally recognized professional standards etc.  The Code specifies different levels of sanctions and their burden of proof. School Psychologists are certified by OSPI and unethical behavior can be punished by the OSPI’s Office of Professional Practice (OPP).  Punishment comes in one of three forms:  revocation of one’s certificate, suspension of one’s certificate, or a reprimand.  How do the NASP ethical standards and Code of Conduct coexist?  How are they different from ethics around the world and how does culture influence these?  What are the implications for professional practice? 

    About the Presenter:

    Phillip Koester is a certified school psychologist and school counselor.  He has worked in Washington State public schools for 21 years and overseas for 12 years.  He is past president of WSASP. Phillip was appointed by two superintendents of public instruction to represent WSASP on the Admissions and Professional Conduct Advisory Committee (APCAC). He also served for many years as the WSASP ethics chair. He is married to Liane, an educator, and they recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.  They are proud parents of 2 adult children, one a civil engineer and the other a MBA educated rock climbing guide. Their adult children are both “third culture kids” who, grew up overseas, travelled the world, and are very culturally competent people.  In recent years Phillip has learned to scuba dive and rock climb, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

    This webinar satisfies the ethical practice
    requirement for NCSP renewal.

    **You are viewing a pre-recorded video, which was recorded for the 2018 Spring Lecture Series

    • December 31, 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC-08:00)
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
    You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series (SLS)

    Register here for which session(s) you'd like and within 72 hours, you'll be sent the link to watch the video(s) you purchased.
    - The 2019 SLS is available for $40/session.
    - Previous 2014-2018 SLS sessions are available for $25-35/session.

    Any handouts that were used for any sessions are available for free at

    If you'd like more information on the sessions, including topics, speakers, and available clock hours, click here.

    Clock Hours
    Clock hour fees are $2 per hour for non-members (they are free for WSASP Members). Upon completion of the evaluation(s), participants will be issued the appropriate clock hour verification form and non-members will be prompted to pay the applicable amount for total clock hours. Registrants are encouraged to petition their out-of-state certification offices to seek reciprocity prior to the start of the series/session. Availability of clock hours is directly linked to registration (no sharing series/session participation between two or more participants.)

    If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at or 509-724-1587 for assistance.

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