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Imagine if you could stay connected with a community of school psychologists, improve your time management, and foster self-care during challenging times…

Do you feel isolated? Are you looking for a practical way to stay connected with a group of dedicated school psychologists who are in the same situation?

Are you always “on”? Are you ready to learn how to practice positive productivity and self-care so you can “shut it off” on evenings and weekends, GUILT FREE?

Do you need help getting organized? Do you want to hit the professional reset button with an easy-to-follow plan so you have the time to focus on more than just testing and writing reports?

...And how about earning 12 NASP-approved CEUs while you learn, connect, and grow?

Join the Waitlist for the Thriving School Psychologist Collective

Imagine if you could...

Leave your workbag of files AT WORK every afternoon and be done for the day...guilt and worry free.

Be more than a "testing machine" so you actually have time to help kids when they really need it.

Get a daily dose of connection with school psychs who are also positive-minded and interested in expanding their roles beyond testing.

Have "turn on a dime" support and fresh ideas from school psychs across the country...for whatever new challenge crops up for you.

Have access to a curated Google Drive of "Done-for-You" templates and downloadable SEL tools so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Have a personalized self-care action plan with strategies that you can actually do ON the job, where the stress is actually happening.

You can make a big impact in the world being a champion for students, feel energized to go to work, and have a life outside of work too.

I didn't feel like I was making a difference doing just testing. Now, 98% of my days is spent being on a team doing SEL with students, living out my vision I had of being a school psychologist!

— Jennifer T., School Psychologist


The Thriving School Psychologist Collective™!  

An online course and professional learning community just for school psychologists  


  • 7 on-demand video modules available immediately to watch at your own pace
  • The Thriving School Psychologist Kit: Over 50+ pages of downloadable tools to streamline your workflow and optimize your job satisfaction
  • NEW BONUS! Up to 12 hours of NASP-approved CPD credit at no additional charge!


  • 10 months access to a confidential closed Facebook group with access to peer support, feedback, new ideas, and collaboration contests as you work toward your personal work satisfaction goals
  •  10 live online video Q&A sessions with Dr. Branstetter and a cohort of peers to personalize and problem-solve your unique work situation
  •  Additional self-study CPD units toward NCSP certification renewal

Hi, I’m Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, author of The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide and founder of the Thriving School Psychologist.

I have tested students in janitor’s closets and elevator shafts. I have spent my days running around, frazzled, and putting out emotional fires all day long. I have ruined soooooo many weekends writing assessment reports. And I have been so stressed about the day-to-day hassles of school bureaucracy that I became that school psychologist I never thought I’d be—cynical, burned out, exhausted, and feeling like my skills were being wasted. Yes, I admit, I've cried in my car on the way home from work and fantasized about quitting. Even though I was super organized, I could never successfully manage my insane caseload. I felt frustrated and disillusioned with the career I chose.  

After becoming a parent, I realized my stress was going to be my child's stress. I knew that I was not going to be able to be a happy, emotionally healthy parent and sustain my crazy stress-driven career as a school psychologist. So I dove into the research on the science of job satisfaction vs. burnout and gathered tips about streamlining workflow and coping with the demands of the job from thousands of other school psychologists.


  • It is possible to break the Test-IEP-Repeat burnout cycle and be more than a testing machine.
  • You don't have to write reports at home, even when you think you don't have any other choice.
  • You can do passion projects with students even if your main role is assessment.
  • You don't have to burn yourself to the ground and have no life to be a good school psychologist.

Most of all, after working with over 600+ school psychologists in the TSP Collective and collaborating during COVID-19, I've learned we aren't meant to do this job alone.

Change is possible.

Because of the TSP Collective, my evenings and weekends are MY evenings and weekends. I completed 90% of my psychological evaluation reports at work this past school year, which meant MUCH more time for my family and friends.

The feeling that I should be writing reports instead is GONE. The guilt from spending time writing reports when I could be enjoying life is GONE. And if I’m being honest, this past school year was by far my most productive year yet. I got more kiddos tested and more reports done than I ever have, and that wouldn’t have been possible with the old habits I had. Thank you!!!

- Jess S. (Georgia)

"Being in the TSP Collective has been life changing! I have implemented many of the strategies, and for the first time in my 10 year career, I can now leave work at an appropriate time and not bring reports home!"

- Debra K. (California)

"I needed real, practical strategies, because I was growing to resent parts of my job and feeling like all the work I was putting in didn't matter. I have loved the collaborative environment and hearing how psychs across the country tackle the same problems! Now, I do so much more than just test and write!

I'm not just locked in my office churning out reports anymore. I'm actually a part of the school community, giving them more of what they really need.

- Erin K. (Virginia)

Are you looking for a way to stay connected, learn new skills, and get support with a group of dedicated school psychologists who share your positive vision for student success?

Join Me and Your Virtual Community in The Thriving School Psychologist Collective™!

Sign up for the waitlist and be the first to know when we are accepting new members again. (And when enrollment opens, there are some cool fast-action bonus packages you can be the first to know!)

Join Me for The Thriving School Psychologist Collective™!

Sign up for the waitlist and be the first to know when we are accepting new members again. (And when enrollment opens, there are some cool fast-action bonus packages you can be the first to know!)

I can't wait to connect with you. Community is more important now than ever! I hope to have you in the TSP Family soon!

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email directly at 



Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D.

School Psychologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, and California Licensed Psychologist #22654

Ready to join us? Click below!

Thriving School Psychologists love their work, feel effective and engaged, and are protected against burnout because...

They Have a System 

Research shows that decreases in small daily hassles improve job satisfaction, and many of these hassles are surprisingly within your control. Thriving school psychologists eliminate and streamline bureaucracy to free up time.

They "Look at the Wiring" instead of "Put out Fires" all day

Research shows that using your skills and abilities to your full potential increases engagement and job satisfaction. Being more than a testing machine fuels your personal engagement and career sustainability.

They Collaborate and Connect with Other School Psychologists

Research shows that positive relationship with your colleagues is a protective factor against burnout.  Connecting with other school psychologists decreases feelings of professional isolation and boosts positivity.

They Practice Self-Care and Understand the Science Behind Burnout  

Research shows that people who are happy in their jobs tend to be happier all around and similarly, generally happier people tend to enjoy their jobs.


What does watching the modules "on-demand" mean? Is this a work at your own pace kind of thing or do I need be available at certain times to be available to watch the trainings?

This is a work at your own pace PD program.  You have a total of 10 months to watch the modules from when you enroll. The online modules are on-demand (not live) and you can watch at any time convenient to you. The only “live” part is the Q&A calls. But you do not have to attend them live. You can watch the recordings at another time if you wish. 

Do I have to show up live on the monthly video Q&A sessions to participate? What if I miss them? 

You might set aside time to come to the Q&A session and then something comes up. Not to worry! You can submit a question in advance my team and I will answer it live and put it to the "mastermind" of the other school psychologist participants for their input. Then, since the Q&A live video sessions in are recorded and stored in your online portal, your can listen to them at your convenience. 

I’ve been a school psychologist for a while. Will the strategies be new for me? 

I always joke that one year of being a school psychologist is a “dog year” of new learning. So, I’ve been a school psychologist well over 140 years! Seriously though, you can learn new strategies all the time. The course will give you new ideas, as well as help you with the mindset to modify what you are already doing to make needed changes. 

The longer we are in the field without taking time to learn new things, we can get entrenched in our ways of doing things, feel hopeless to make change, and get burned out. Think of the course like a re-boot and a way to re-energize your passion for the job and protect yourself from burnout. There are also so many new tech tools that we can use to streamline our workflows (even if you are not super tech savvy). There are webinars in the course that share tools ranging from novice ("Tech scares me!") to advanced ("I'm practically an Excel genius") that will work for you!

I’m still in graduate school. Is this course applicable to me? 

I wish I had this course when I was in my internship year! There are so many “unwritten” rules in the job that are not covered in coursework. This course will give you a preview of what to expect in the job and ways to hit the ground running with the right mindset and behaviors to be efficient, engaged, and avoid the pitfalls of burnout early in your career. However, the course does not count as supervision and is not a substitute for university training (see Course Disclaimer below).

Due to the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 situation, with many interns needing additional training without full access to their school sites, I am happy to extend a 50% off student rate for the course. You will need to email me proof of your internship status at and I will send you a personalized coupon code.

Can I earn continuing professional development credit for participating?

Yes! The course is eligible for up to 12 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-Approved CPD credits with the opportunity for additional self-study CPD units toward NCSP renewal available. In partnership with, participants have the option to submit proof of participation in any of the Modules to earn credits. NASP-approved credits count toward renewing the NCSP, and in some districts, CPD units can even be used for salary advancement. Participation in CPD activities within the course is totally optional (but hey, why not? There's no additional charge and it's super easy--just watch the modules, take a short quiz, and boom! CEUs.) 

Does this course meet the requirement for NASP's new criteria for NCSP renewal for 3 hours in equity, diversity, and inclusion?

One of your elective webinars from can be used towards this renewal criteria for one NASP-approved CEU. Two additional self-study units can be earned by participation in Zoom workshops where we highlight how to select and implement culturally affirming SEL and MTSS practices.

Are these the same strategies that are covered in the book, The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide? 

The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide is a jumping off point for the course, but the material will not be redundant. The concepts covered may overlap, but the live course is designed to extend, apply, and refine your practice of the concepts with the ongoing support from Dr. Branstetter and your team of like-minded colleagues. Additionally, there are a number of updated strategies due to the boom of technological tools since the first edition was published. All of the PDFs and Power Tools are brand new!

I feel like my work situation is unique. Will this course be flexible enough to apply to me

The beauty of this course is that the concepts are delivered in engaging, interactive webinars, and there is access to Dr. Branstetter and a cohort of school psychologists across the country with different viewpoints and expertise to share. All participants will have the closed Facebook group with the support of Dr. Branstetter as well as colleagues to bounce ideas off of and learn from one another.

Can I get my district to pay for this course? 

Many districts do have funds for professional development that can be used to support school psychologists. Please have your director email me directly at for information about using a purchase order to pay for you to take the course. Discounts are available for 5 or more school psychologists participating in the course.

Do I have lifetime access to these course modules?

No. The TSP course is designed to be completed in 10 months. This is to avoid procrastination so you can take control of your career satisfaction during this unique opportunity to step back and reflect on your career. I don't want you to buy the course and let the strategies languish in your "one day when I have time" folder. This keeps all of us moving towards thriving and not just surviving! While you only have access to the video modules for 10 months, you are able to download all the PDFs and Power Tools, which you can use any time. 

How does the payment plan work? Is it a monthly subscription I can cancel at any time?  

You can purchase the course in a one-time payment at a discounted rate, or spread the payment over the course of 10 months. If you opt for the payment plan, it is NOT a "monthly subscription" model. It is a way to break up the payments if you cannot pay one lump sum. There are no refunds after 30 days from purchase. Individual modules and tools cannot be purchased or viewed separately because the course is an entire transformational experience, and each module builds on and compliments the next.

How do the Collaboration contests work?

Accountability partners and fun contests are already built into the course, so you can keep forward progress and apply what you learn in the modules to your life. Basically, there are cool prizes for keeping up with the modules! In this program, you will post your progress in the Facebook forum to be entered to win. Then, winners are announced on the Q&A calls. This structured support will help you keep forward progress (and have a little fun too!).