Washington State Association
of School Psychologists    


  Uniting school psychologists to support all students through advocacy, leadership, and professional development. 

Events

Upcoming events

    • January 01, 2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • January 01, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
    Register
    Spring Lecture Series 2018


    Schedule
    AM Session: 9am-12pm
    PM Session: 1pm-4pm


    January 19th, 2018

    AM Session:
    Title: A Comprehensive Developmental Approach to the Diagnostic Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Speaker: Celine A. Saulnier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

    Abstract


    PM Session:
    Title: School Psychologists Consulting Around Issues Related to Classroom Management
    Speaker: David Hulac, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, School Psychology Program, University of Northern Colorado
    Abstract

    February 2nd, 2018

    AM Session:
    Title: Best Practices in Threat Assessment I: What You Need to Know
    Speaker: Linda M. Kanan, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, and Expert Witness
    Abstract


    PM Session:
    Title: Behavior Screening in Schools: Using Population-based Data to Guide Interventions
    Speaker: Katie Eklund, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational, School & Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri

    Abstract

    March 23rd, 2018

    AM Session:
    Title: Using Safe and Sound Threat Assessment II: Lessons From the Field

    Speaker: Linda M. Kanan, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, and Expert Witness
    Abstract


    PM Session:
    Title: Functional Assessment Consultation Support
    Speaker: Edward J. Daly, Ph.D., Professor of Educational (School) Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Abstract

    April 20th, 2018

    AM Session
    :
    Title: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Ethical Issues for School Psychologists
    Speaker: Phil Koester, NCSP, School Psychologist, Ethics Chair for WSASP
    Abstract

    PM Session:

    Title: Characteristics and Attributes of Effective Leaders
    Speaker
    : Laurie Anne Harrison, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Immediate Past President of WSASP

    Abstract




    Evaluations will be available to you following the last webinar release (end of April). Clock hours for the entire series will be available in the beginning of May.  There will be 24 clock hours. Clock hours will only be available for those who register for the series.

    This year's Spring Lecture Series will be offered as a full series. No individual pricing is available.

    Registration Fees

    WSASP Members Full Series - Members $200
      Full Series - Student members
    $75
     
     
     Non-Members Full Series
    $300

    We are now accepting Purchase Orders!  Therefore, if your registration will be paid by a district/institution, i.e. by Purchase Order, please email us at contact@wsasp.org and provide the PO Contact's name and email address. This is critical to ensure we know the status of any "pending" invoices.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at contact@wsasp.org or 509-724-1587 for assistance.

    For those who register for the Spring Lecture Series, recordings will be available shortly after they air (within a few weeks).

    Clock Hours

    Clock hours are free for WSASP members. Regular membership is $60 and can be purchased through our website (Join WSASP). For non-members, clock hours are included in the price of your registration. Upon completion of the full series evaluation, participants will be issued the appropriate clock hour verification form. Registrants are encouraged to petition their out-of-state certification offices to seek reciprocity prior to the start of the series/session. Availability of clock hours is directly linked to registration (no sharing series/session participation between two or more participants.)



    • January 02, 2018
    • 6:00 AM
    • January 15, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
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    You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series (SLS)

    Register here for which session(s) you'd like and within 72 hours, you'll be sent the link to watch the video(s) you purchased.
    - The 2017 SLS is available for $30-35/session.
    - Previous 2014-2016 SLS sessions are available for $15-25/session.


    Any handouts that were used for any sessions are available for free at www.wsasp.org/ArchivedSLSHandouts

    If you'd like more information on the sessions, including topics, speakers, and available clock hours, click here.


    Clock Hours
    Clock hour fees are $2 per hour for non-members (they are free for WSASP Members). Upon completion of the evaluation(s), participants will be issued the appropriate clock hour verification form and non-members will be prompted to pay the applicable amount for total clock hours. Registrants are encouraged to petition their out-of-state certification offices to seek reciprocity prior to the start of the series/session. Availability of clock hours is directly linked to registration (no sharing series/session participation between two or more participants.)

    If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at contact@wsasp.org or 509-724-1587 for assistance.

    • August 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Tacoma Convention Center, 1500 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
    Register

    2018 Secondary Summer Summit

    Tacoma Convention Center
    1500 Commerce St
    Tacoma, WA 98402

     August 17, 2018
    8:00am-3:30pm


    2018 Workshops

    Executive Function Dimensions for Understanding and Serving Children with Emotional and Behavior Disorders
    James B. Hale, PhD, MEd, ABPdN, Professor of Educational Neuroscience, Director, Center for Teaching Brain Literacy
    8:30am-11:30am

    Like other global constructs in psychology, executive function is not a single construct that can be assessed to identify children with differing emotional and behavior disorders. Instead, there are multiple executive functions tied to the different self-regulatory brain circuits that govern volitional behavior and self-control. In this workshop, participants will be given an in-depth examination of the biological determinants and behavioral manifestations of executive circuit disorders, tied to the ecology of the school classroom. Using Circuit Balance Theory (Hale et al., 2009; 2018) as a framework for understanding individual differences in executive function, participants will recognize that a child's pattern of executive strengths and weaknesses can help differentiate common neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, ADHD, depression), with direct implications for academic and behavioral intervention offered. Not only can this approach help differentiate the executive problems we see in practice, but it can also help teachers and psychologists recognize these patterns in the classroom. Recognizing classroom manifestations of executive circuit dysfunction helps practitioners ameliorate child deficits and build strengths that can mitigate circuit interference with a child's learning and psychosocial adjustment. In addition to reviewing the latest empirical work in childhood emotional and behavior disorders, this workshop will conclude with a case study that highlights the child’s executive pattern that helped the school team not only understand the nature of the problem, but also develop individualized interventions that improved his emotional and behavioral functioning in the classroom. 


    Distress Assessment: Understanding and Responding to Threats of Violence in Schools
    Jay Schneller Ph,D., NCSP, Tacoma Public Schools

    12:30-3:30pm

    This workshop will provide participants with a process for identifying, documenting, and responding to students in acute distress using the Tacoma School District (TPS) model. Use of the Psychosocial Evaluation & Threat Risk Assessment (PETRA), Adolescent & Child Urgent Threat Evaluation (ACUTE) and the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire (SIQ) will be discussed, as they relate to understanding student distress. The Emotional Behavior Distress Form (EBDF), a TPS form to document concerns and guide intervention, will also be reviewed. Together, these tools help school psychologists to understand the relevant characteristics of student threats of violence in order to quickly formulate an appropriate plan to mitigate student harm to self or others.

     

    There is a light breakfast at 8am. Lunch is 11:30-12:30pm. Breaks will be inserted at speaker discretion, with coffee and soft drinks available.


    Lodging

    Rooms can be reserved at the Hotel Murano, a beautiful modern hotel within short walking distance of convention center, located at 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402. We have a wonderful rate for you. To make a reservation, call (253) 238-8000. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to guarantee the rate. For any questions, please contact our sales manager Megan Schoenfelder at (253) 591-4112 or megan.schoenfelder@murano.com.


    6 Clock Hours available (free for WSASP members, $2/clock hour for non-members).

    • October 08, 2018
    • October 09, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Eastern Washington University (Cheney Campus), Tawanka 215 B/C
    • 100
    Register

    This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

    • Provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.
    • Per participant materials fee: $35
    • Maximum size of the group: 100 persons

    Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?
    PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

    • October 18, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 20, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • Seattle Airport Marriot, Seattle, WA
    • 308
    Register

    Washington State Association of School Psychologists

    Annual Fall Conference
    Seattle Airport Marriott
    Seattle, WA
    October 18th-20th, 2018


    Registration is  open for WSASP's Fall Conference! Sessions will run from the morning of Thursday, 10/18/18 until the afternoon of Saturday, 10/20/18.

    The schedule and brochure is located here.

    Please note: The SOS course is an option again this year. This three hour training meets the requirement for HB 1336 regarding suicide prevention training for all ESA certified employees. Participants will learn data on suicide rates in Washington State and learn strategies to reduce risk factors and building protective factors.  Participants will discuss school context and response to suicide in that setting.

    If you wish to register for this session, you must select this option when you are registering and the $50 fee will be added to your conference registration. There will be no registration for this session taken that day.

    For up-to-date information on the conference, including any alerts to sessions which may be cancelled during the conference, please visit Fall Conference often.
    WSASP MEMBERS:Please log into your account/renew your membership in order to register at the member rate.

    While we are working diligently to create an amazing conference for you all, please make sure you reserve a room at the Marriott for the conference! Our room block guarantee is $159/night Thursday and Friday. You can register in advance without leaving a one night deposit.

    There will be 22 clock hours available and are included in the cost of registration. After the conference, registrants will be sent an evaluation and will be given proof of clock hours earned.

    Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration for the conference, you must contact us by Sunday, 10/14/18 to receive a full refund. If you cancel after 10/14/18, you will be refunded all but $150. This is to cover the cost of food at the conference.

Past events

October 26, 2017 Networks for Life Suicide Prevention @ 2017 Fall Conference
October 26, 2017 Washington State Association of School Psychologists 2017 Fall Conference
October 06, 2017 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Two Day Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
October 05, 2017 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
August 21, 2017 Legally Defensible Practices: Manifestation Determinations & Section 504
August 18, 2017 Third Annual Summer Institute for Secondary Psychologists
May 09, 2017 Critical Data Analysis, Special Education Referrals (or not), and Preschool ELL Data Processes
January 27, 2017 WSASP 2017 Spring Lecture Series - FULL SERIES
November 03, 2016 Washington State Association of School Psychologists 2016 Fall Conference
October 14, 2016 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Two Day Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
October 13, 2016 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
August 19, 2016 Secondary Psych Summit: Year 2
January 29, 2016 WSASP 2016 Spring Lecture Series - FULL SERIES
January 21, 2016 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Two Day Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
January 20, 2016 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning
October 15, 2015 2015 Fall Conference: Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Session 2
October 15, 2015 2015 Fall Conference: Suicide Prevention and Awareness, Session 1
October 15, 2015 Washington State Association of School Psychologists 2015 Fall Conference
August 20, 2015 Secondary Psych Summit: Finally, a conference for us
August 17, 2015 Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training (Area 8)
January 30, 2015 WSASP 2015 Spring Lecture Series - FULL SERIES
Washington State Association of School Psychologists
PO Box 525
Cheney, WA 99004
contact@wsasp.org

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