State Advocacy Coordinators (SAC)

Campus Representatives

Student Scholarship Opportunities 2023-2024

  • Student Members of the Nevada Psychological Association may apply for a scholarship to attend one of our live, in-person 2023 CE workshop at no cost. You must be a current student member of NPA (or have applied for membership) to be eligible for the CE student scholarship.
  • If accepted, you will be automatically registered to the 2023 CE workshop you have selected.
  • Graduate students that are not currently members of the Nevada Psychological Association may apply for a free student membership, valid until May 31, 2024. Four free NPA student memberships will given away!
  • Please complete the scholarship request form below, select "free student membership" or "attend a free CE workshop" when prompted
Student Scholarship request form

NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

2024 Call for Posters

Student Poster Submissions will be accepted starting in mid-February of 2024

The Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is calling for poster submissions for the 36th NPA Annual Conference, which will be in-person in Reno, Nevada on Friday, May 10th, 2024. 


University of Nevada, Reno, PMB 16
1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557
A student or representative is expected to be with the poster from 8:00am - 8:30am and also 10:00 - 10:30am to summarize the poster and answer questions. 
Deadline to submit is Monday, April 15th, 2024

Cash Prize Awards:
Posters will be judged on the quality of the information presented as well as the quality of the presentation. A student or representative is expected to be with the poster from 8:00am - 8:30am and also 10:00 - 10:30am to summarize the poster and answer questions. A panel of psychologists will judge all posters, and awards will be announced during the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Presentation from 12:00—1:15pm. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three posters: 1st Place: $200   2nd Place: $100   3rd Place: $50


  • Any undergraduate or graduate student may submit a poster. You are not required to be an NPA member to participate. However, there are many benefits to student membership including substantial discounts for conference attendance throughout the year.

  • Poster presentations must be original work, but it is permissible for the work to have been presented at a previous conference. Original work may include: 1) experimental studies with empirical data; 2) review papers that include your own original theoretical analysis; or 3) case studies that include an original analysis of theory, treatment, and/or outcome.

  • If you are unable to accompany your poster to the conference, please designate a representative to provide information during the poster session (e.g., discussion, handouts) and to set up and remove your poster.

  • Posters must be presented on top of tables provided in the hallway outside the conference room, so posters must be presented on a FREE STANDING corrugated, folding presentation board 36” X 48” (not provided by NPA). Please also bring a brief handout of the information presented in the poster, as well as your contact information.

Student Membership Benefits 

The Nevada Psychological Association has an active student membership. Student members have opportunities to network with other students as well as with psychologists across the state.

Reasons for Students to Join NPA

  1. Connection to students across the state: A student listserv is in the works that will allow psychology students in the state of Nevada to communicate regarding peer consultation, networking, practicum experiences, the internship application process, and anything else you would like to discuss with your fellow students.
  2. Networking with local psychologists: NPA events are an excellent opportunity to meet local psychologists, including potential future practicum supervisors. Our state psychological association is in the unique position of being quite small (just 191 members, and 41 of these are students!). This can be a benefit to us as students, as it means that everyone knows each other, and having a good reputation can go a long way!
  3. A realistic look at the profession: Meeting a variety of psychologists in the state demonstrates how diverse career opportunities really are in this profession. Attending events also allows students access to the current concerns faced by local psychologists (e.g., legislative issues, managing bookkeeping and insurance in a private practice, maintaining competence, balancing family and work, etc.).
  4. Increase your knowledge about referral sources: For those of you currently doing clinical work, you can use events and the listserv to increase your awareness of local referral sources, and feel comfortable referring to someone with whom you have built a professional relationship. The NPA website also has a helpful tool for generating referral options based on the criteria you enter.
  5. Didactic opportunities: NPA offers a number of CE events in both the Northern and Southern regions, and becoming a student member allows you to register at deeply discounted rates to these events. Active student members can attend ALL of our live, virtual CE trainings and have access to our CE Homestudy Library for FREE! At our live, in-person CE trainings, student members have the opportunity to volunteer to work at CE events in exchange for the registration fee or apply for a Student Scholarship to attend for free.
  6. Early Career Psychologist (ECP) meetings: ECP meetings are attended by newly-licensed (i.e., within the last 5 years) psychologists. Students are very welcomed at these meetings. Meetings begin with mingling and enjoying a potluck meal, and also include case conferences, a local psychologist speaking about a topic of expertise (e.g., eating disorders, diversity, legislation, etc.), or a panel discussion.
  7. Confidence-building: Form relationships with local psychologists who treat students like professionals and as part of the community. Stay up to date on the latest issues facing psychologists in our community and have the resources available to form your own opinions.
  8. Socializing: Let’s be honest, by the time we reach 3rd or 4th year in our programs, many of us feel like we no longer have the social lives we used to. NPA events really are enjoyable, and more so if your peers attend! They are a great way to have a good time with others who understand the graduate school experience.
  9. Service opportunities: There are so many opportunities for becoming involved in NPA in a leadership or committee member role—which gives you useful knowledge and experience, and of course looks good on your CV too. To learn more about NPA committees, look to the left and click on “About NPA” and then “Committees, Initiatives and Representatives.”

We encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity to become involved with the state association and learn more about the practice of psychology in Nevada. To join a committee, or to get more information about a committee, contact the committee chair or your student representative.