About the 43rd Annual Conference of the International School Psychology Association

From stress to trauma… and all the way back!

ISPA Conference – 2022 – Leuven, Belgium

The International School Psychology Association (ISPA) Conference will be held in Leuven, Belgium this year! The 43rd ISPA Conference will take place Thursday 7 July– Sunday 10 July 2022. 

The theme of the conference is ‘From stress to trauma… And all the way back!’. We look forward to an inspiring scientific program with invited keynotes by internationally distinguished scholars, symposia and workshops, roundtables, and thematic sessions that address the theme of the conference.

The 43rd ISPA Conference can only be attended on-site/in-person.

Conference location:
KU Leuven – Faculty of Social Sciences
Parkstraat 45 box 3600
3000 Leuven

COVID-19 Safety Measures 

In order for the ISPA 2022 conference te be a success we would like to share some information on COVID measures in Belgium. This document also contains travel information in times of higher COVID numbers and information about test facilities. 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

REGISTRATION FEES

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

WHEN:
Thursday 7 July 2022

REGISTRATION FEES:
Half day workshop: € 75,-
Full day workshop: €150,-

REGISTRATION:
You can add this to your registration in step 3 of the registration procedure. Click the link at the top of this page to start the registration procedure. 

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

These social activities* will take place on Saterday Morning July 9.

GUIDED TOURS:
€ 15,00

VISIT INBEV:
€ 15,00

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP:
€ 75,00

More information on the activities can be found here. 

* Limited attendance, Registration according to first come, first serve principle.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION:
21 February 2022 – 20 May 2022

LATE REGISTRATION:
20 May 2022 – 26 June 2022 

Registration Early Late
Full conference registration – ISPA or Local members* € 415,00 € 515,00
Full conference registration – Non-ISPA member € 525,00 € 625,00
Full conference registration – Students ***   € 270,00 € 270,00
Accompanying Person*** € 215,00 € 305,00
One Day Registration**** € 265,00 € 265,00

* Members of ISPA, VVSP, School Psychology and Development in Context (SCenO), KU Leuven Unit School Psychology or Child Youth Institute KU Leuven. Please send your proof of membership to ispa2022@kuleuven.be

** Bachelor/master students: Please send your proof of student status to ispa2022@kuleuven.be

*** Accompanying persons have no access to conference sessions

**** One day registration: Same price for non-members, local members and students. Please indicate in STEP 4 which day you will participate

ABSTRACTS

ABSTRACTS

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS OPEN:
15 November 2021 – 8 April 2022

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE:
8 April 2022

SUBMISSIONS NOTIFICATION *:
15 December 2021 – 8 May 2022

*) Throughout the whole period submissions will be reviewed and notifications will be sent to applicants.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

EARLY REGISTRATION:
21 February 2022 – 20 May 2022

EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSES:
20 May 2022

CONFERENCE DATES

CONFERENCE DATES:
Thursday 7 – Sunday 10 July 2022

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:
Thursday 7 July 2022

OPENING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION:
Thursday 7 July 2022

CLOSING CEREMONY /FAREWELL PARTY:
Sunday 10 July 2022

Sponsorship

Interested in doing a sponsorship? We offer a wide variety of opportunities and possibilities. Download our fact sheet for more information. If you would like to come in contact with the Organizing committee, please contact us at events@zonderzorg.nl.

Fact sheet sponsorship

Local Organizing Committee 

Prof. Dr. Karine Verschueren, professor school psychology, KU Leuven
Drs. Patrick Lancksweerdt, chair VVSP, Vlaamse Vereniging voor Schoolpsychologie
Drs. Davy Blekman, director RINO amsterdam & ZonderZorg
Drs. Marieke van Dam, past – RINO amsterdam director, now self-employed

About ISPA

In the early 1970s a group of school psychologists from different parts of the world, under the leadership of the late Calvin D. Catterall, came together to form an International School Psychology Committee in order to promote worldwide cooperation amongst school and educational psychologists.

The number of psychologists committed to this aim grew steadily until in 1982 the International School Psychology Association was founded with Anders Poulsen as its first President. Since that time, membership of ISPA has spread to all corners of the earth and the Association has become recognized by the United Nations as an important Non-Governmental Organization speaking on behalf of children and young people and their families.

The major aims of this Association are to:

  1. Promote the use of sound psychological principles within the context of education all over the world;
  2. Promote communication between professionals who are committed to the improvement of the mental health of children in the world’s schools;
  3. Encourage the use of School Psychologists in countries where they are not currently being used;
  4. Promote the psychological rights of all children all over the world;
  5. Initiate and promote cooperation with other organizations working for purposes similar to those of ISPA in order to help children and families.

The ISPA constitution also condemns any discrimination of racial, religious, sexual nature and recommends its members to conduct their professional life in conformity with this non-discriminatory principle.

VENUE

University Campus Leuven