The Southwest Teachers of Psychology (SWToP) is an organization of instructors of psychology at the university, community college, and high school levels. Historically, SWToP hosted an annual conference that allowed these teaching professionals the free exchange of philosophies, research, and instructional materials for the teaching of psychology in an informal, collegial, and supportive atmosphere. The SWToP membership overlaps partially with that of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, APA Division II, and in 2010 SWToP became an official affiliate organization of the Southwestern Psychological Association’s annual conference, hosted each April.

As an affiliate organization, SWPA will schedule poster, symposia, and workshops specific to the teaching of psychology. In this manner, SWToP maintains its identity and autonomy, providing you the opportunity to share your teaching experiences, discover new ways to approach the classroom, and meet people with a passion for teaching psychology.