Our interactive members' only listserv is a benefit of membership. The listserv is maintained through yahoogroups. It allows members to post to each other, as well as to receive important updates from the NSPA board. Messages are typically sent in a digest format, where you receive all messages from any one day in bulk. This option is useful if you do not want too many emails and would prefer to just browse topics to see if there is anything of interest before reading the email. If you prefer to receive individual emails from the list, the listserv owner can reset this option for you.
You will automatically become a member of the listserv upon joining NSPA as a new member, or renewing your membership. We will automatically add you to our NSPA members' only listserv. Again though, to be on the listserv requires active membership, which means your membership must be paid for the year. As such, there may be a period of up to two weeks until we confirm your membership information and payment for membership.
Once you are joined, you will receive an email welcoming you to the listserv and giving you some information on how to use the listserv. It will basically provide you some summary information as follows:
To post messages to the listserv simply send an email to NSPA_Members@yahoogroups.com
Questions about the listserv can be directed to the list owner at NSPA_Membersfirstname.lastname@example.org
What is appropriate to post on the listserv?
The listserv is useful for finding professional consultation, for making and receiving referrals, and as a community networking tool. We generally post things that are considered to be of benefit to the general membership of NSPA.
What is not appropriate for the listserv?
Our relationship to the California Psychological Association brings with it some restrictions on listserv use. Generally the listserv is not an appropriate place for: endorsements of any candidate for any political office; any fund raising for political purposes; any discussion of fees. They also are not places where any individual would do business that is solely for their financial benefit (e.g., sending personal advertizing or advertizing for one's business). And finally, they are not the place to seek any kind of detailed consultation advice on any specific case or situation.
I am a member and I am not sure if I am on the listserv. What can I do?
You can try sending an email to NSPA_Members@yahoogroups.com and if you are on the list, you will see it post within 24 hours. If it does not, send a message to the list owner at NSPA_Membersemail@example.com
Alternatively, you can send a blank email message to NSPA_Membersfirstname.lastname@example.org and if your membership is current, the listserv owner will add you to the list if you are not already there, or they will update your email address. If they find your membership is not current, they will let you know and, once it is brought up to date, they will then add you to the listserv.
How do I find out if I am a member?
Send an email to NapaSolanoPA@gmail.com with "Question to the Membership Chair" in the subject line. Then write the questions you have in the email and we will promise a response within seven business days or sooner.
Why must things take so long for turn around?
NSPA is a professional organization run by a community volunteers who are our members. The more members we have, the more resources and services we have and can offer. Any member can get involved and help. We welcome your membership and participation in making the NSPA community strong! If there is some way you would like to get involved, please just send an email to NapaSolanoPA@gmail.com and we will work with you.