The School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC) is a unique opportunity for emerging scholars in the field to work hand-in-hand with top researchers and other emerging scholars in the field of school psychology. Sponsored by the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), the SPRCC enhances the research efforts and skills of early career researchers who conduct psychological research relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools. The conference facilitates multi-site research by encouraging interactions between early career researchers and senior researchers. SSSP recognizes that multi-site projects allow the possibility for research that draws on broader ranges of expertise, larger samples, more varied populations, and a variety of methodologies to answer theoretical and empirically derived questions. Collaboration among conference attendees will result in researchers being able to address complex and important problems relevant to education and the practice of psychology in the schools.
The principal attendees of the biannual SPRCC include: (a) early-career psychological researchers; (b) senior researchers (i.e., catalyst scholars) interested in mentoring early-career researchers and serving as project consultants; and (c) researchers/school systems interested in collaborating on multi-site projects. In addition, staff members from public and private research funding agencies and foundations that support research relevant to school psychology are encouraged to participate.
The 2015 SPRCC will precede the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists and will take place February 15-16, 2015 at the Swan & Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida! The conference will begin at noon in the Pelican 2 conference room which is in the Swan hotel. The format will include presentations of interest to early scholars and emphasize focused group discussions among those with related research interests.