The School Psychology Research Collaboration Conference (SPRCC) is an opportunity for emerging scholars in the field to work hand-in-hand with top researchers, as well as with other emerging scholars, in the field of school psychology. Sponsored by the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP), the SPRCC is a mechanism to enhance 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 is designed to facilitate multi-site research by encouraging interactions between early career researchers and senior researchers. SSSP recognizes that multisite projects facilitate research that draws on broader ranges of expertise, provides opportunities to obtain larger samples and more varied populations, and benefits from 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 2017 SPRCC will precede the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, taking place August 1-2, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Washington DC – Convention Center. The format will include presentations of interest to early career scholars and focused small-group discussions among those with related research interests. The principal attendees of the biannual SPRCC include: (a) early-career psychological researchers and (b) senior researchers (i.e., Catalyst Scholars) interested in mentoring early-career researchers and serving as project consultants.