Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association

MSPA Diversity Committee

Call for Posters

MSPA 6th Annual Diversity Poster Presentation Guidelines


Poster presentations are an informal and interactive opportunity to share research, data and innovative practice at the MSPA 2017 spring conference on Friday, April 21st at The Preserve at Arundel Mills.


Topics proposed should promote diversity, cultural awareness and/or culturally competent practice within the field of school psychology.


Proposals should be typed in a Microsoft Word Document with size 12 font, double-spaced, and attached in an email to by March 1, 2017.

Please write an ABSTRACT of 200 words or less, containing the objectives of the poster presentation. The ABSTRACT should include:
- The title of the presentation
- Presenter name(s)
- University or school system affiliation
- The purpose of the presentation
- What will be presented.
- How the presentation will benefit participants.
Accepted proposals will be notified by
March 15, 2017.
While the poster presentation is open to practitioners and students alike, four winning STUDENT poster presentations will be awarded to attend a stipend to the conference.
Due to budgetary constraints, if there is more than one person submitting on the proposal, only the first author will be awarded the stipend to attend the conference.
Students who receive the award must register for the conference in advance and do not need to be members of MSPA to participate.
Best of luck and we look forward to reviewing your information! 
    Support SPAM!
MSPA has over 55 years of service to Maryland’s school children and their families.
We are planning our 6th annual fundraising event to benefit the School Psychologists’ Advancement of Minorities (SPAM) scholarship fund, to be held on April 21, 2017, at the Preserve at Arundel Mills.  
In order to successfully carry out our event we need help from Maryland businesses, school systems, and community partners.  

Support may be contributed in two ways:


1) A direct contribution to SPAM 

2) A gift for the silent auction.

Of course, anyone who makes a contribution will be recognized in writing and announced at the event.  

Any contribution that you make is greatly appreciated!  MSPA will donate all proceeds from the 6th annual fundraiser to SPAM scholarship fund.

Checks should be made payable to MSPA and sent to:
MSPA Diversity Co-Chair,
Sharon Gorenstein
2431 Everton Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21209.
Contributions for the silent auctions can be made through any of MSPA’s representatives and/or the completion of this brief survey.     
You may include your contributions as part of your business expenses; while MSPA is not a charity for tax purposes- SPAM, INC. is (Tax # 52-1796119)


Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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