Welcome to the SPAWA Wiki


This website is intended for informational purposes only. It is provided as a service to the school psychology community as well as those with an expressed interest in school psychology. We do not guarantee the currency or accuracy of the information contained in this site. Individuals should in all cases contact the appropriate agencies and expertise to confirm current requirements.


Our Vision is


To develop a wiki of relevant School Psychology resources that is collaboratively created and maintained by SPA members- like an online shared drive


How to Add to this Wiki


This is your Wiki dear SPA member so go for your life. To add pages and content you will first need to join Wikispaces and request to be a member of the SPAWA wiki. Then Click EDIT on right hand top of any of the pages to add content.
Use 'file' tab to upload documents and if you need further directions click on the [[#|help]] tab and have a read. Please just go for it and let's create a resource portal for our colleagues that is the 'talk of the town'.



About SPA


The School Psychologists' Association of Western Australia Inc. was established in 1989 by a small group of School Psychologists who were keen to provide professional support to and advocacy for School Psychologists in WA. [[#|Currently]] SPA has approximately 170 members.
SPA is affiliated with the Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (AGCA) and is an active that is comprised of School Psychologists working in public, non-government and independent schools.
Our Association provides opportunities for resource sharing, professional development through regular events, and a forum to discuss the complex aspects of working in schools. Our professional events are open to non-members and focus on the practical aspects of working with young people and school systems.
SPA meetings occur twice a term, and are supplemented by social and professional learning events.


What SPA offers…


The School Psychologists' Association [[#|currently]] provides members with:
  • A regular newsletter that includes articles of interest, information about relevant websites, associations and professional development opportunities, book reviews and other information of direct relevance to school psychologists
  • Eligibility for recognition through the Annual SPA awards; School Psychologist and Early [[#|Career]] School Psychologist of the Year and the Research Award
  • Reduced rates for the annual conference and other professional development it organises
  • Membership of the Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (AGCA) through SPA's affiliation with this national body
  • Access to AGCA's high quality biannual newsletter and journal
  • Discounted rates for AGCA's national conference held every two years at various locations around Australia
  • Representation of the interests of school psychologists to employing organisations
  • Opportunities to develop collegial relationships with your professional peers