About Us

The Asia Pacific School Psychology Association (APSPA) was launched during the First International Conference on School Psychology held at Hotel Grand Seasons, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 11th January 2019 by Dr. Panch. Ramalingam.

The members of the core committee unanimously resolved to form office bearers of the Association with available school psychologists from different countries for the promotion of school psychology services in the Asia Pacific region. This will cater to the needs of promotion of common school psychology services in the Asia Pacific region especially in the area of mental health and well-being.


The Asia Pacific School Psychology Association (APSPA) is a professional organization that supports and advocates for school psychologists to provide professional training so as to have a positive impact on school systems to improve academic skills, social-emotional functioning, and mental-behavioural health of all students.



Assurance of easy accessibility of academic resources, development of skills for mental health and well-being in all children and youth for thriving in life.

APSPA Governing Council

Core Values

Integrity: APSPA is committed to high standards, ethical principles, social justice, honesty, fairness, and treating others with dignity and respect.
Diversity: APSPA honours individual, cultural, and other contextual differences in our own interactions as they shape students' development.
Collaboration: APSPA collaborates with other organizations, agencies, and others to develop common concern. Excellence: APSPA promotes high standards of service delivery and resource deployment.


To serve the educational and mental health need of all students To provide opportunities for the professional growth of school psychologists To provide professional training to meet the specific demands of the particular country as well as the global needs in general. To popularize the services and practices of psychology in the schools among the public To advance the standards of the profession of school psychology To cooperate with other agencies, offices, and organizations on subjects of common concern

Psycho-Educational Assessment

The insights gained from assessment are often used to inform and direct counselling or coaching sessions. This allows us to target your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses.

Educational Coaching

School psychologists help schools meet the social, emotional, learning and behaviour needs of students. Working closely with the school administration, teachers, students and parents, school psychologists help schools make improvements that are good for all students, particular groups of students or individual students.

APSPA Governing Council

Prof. Gurmeet Singh

Vice Chancellor, Pondicherry University, Advisor

Tan Sri Prof. T. Marimuthu

Chairman, YSS, Malaysia

Prof. William "Bill" Pfohl