Washington State Association
of School Psychologists    


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

Third Annual Summer Institute for Secondary Psychologists

Hosted at Sun Mountain Resort in Winthrop, WA on Friday, August 18!

Registration is open!

Fall Conference 2017

This year's Annual Fall Conference is Oct. 26-28, 2017 at Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, WA.

Registration is OPEN!

Even if you are unsure if you'll attend, reserve a room now! Contact Suncadia and let them know you were with WSASP for a discount on room price! If they ask, give them the code: 45M3SJ.
**Please visit this page for updated information regarding lodging.

Questions? contact conference@wsasp.org

Are you an exhibitor or vendor? Please contact finances@wsasp.org!

Archived Spring Lecture Series

You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series, dating back to 2014, for a discounted price! Please go here for more information.

WSASP Events

WSASP is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities. Each event is displayed below in the order in which they occur. 

To register for our 2015 Secondary Summit, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Upcoming events

    • March 31, 2017
    • 6:00 AM
    • March 31, 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
    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 price includes clock hours (which you'll receive after completing the evaluation).
    - The 2016 SLS is available for $30-35/session.
    - Previous 2014-2015 SLS sessions are available for $15-20/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 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Sun Mountain Resort, Winthrop, WA

    Third Annual Summer Institute for Secondary Psychologists

    Friday Aug 18, 2017
    Sun Mountain Resort
    Winthrop, WA

    After two successful institutes, we are going for three.  Isn’t it about time that you went to a conference where the workshops focused on issues that we secondary School Psychologists worry about and deal with?  Imagine spending the day with psychologists who share the same concerns you have, be it graduation, discipline, 504 plans, transition, long-term impact of early trauma, and designing multi-tiered systems of support with teachers who are primarily concerned with delivering their content be it Biology or Geometry. And imagine doing this in a beautiful 4-star resort each year!

    2017 Workshops

    1.  Restorative Justice- an alternative to suspension/expulsion
    Nicholas Bradford - Founder, National Center for Restorative Justice
    9:00am-12:00pm

    Nicholas Bradford is passionate about conflict.  He doesn't view conflict as a bad thing, but as an opportunity to dive deep into the root causes and develop some skills around how we deal with conflict in our daily lives.  He’s had years of experience working with youth around conflict.  He has taught in behavior programs in schools, worked with young men returning from prison, and has built and facilitated ropes course experiences.

    Are you tired of seeing your students with IEPs routinely suspended or even expelled?  There are alternatives!  This workshop will not only introduce the concept of restorative justice but address the issues around implementing such a model.  Mr. Bradford currently is working with several districts in the state (Seattle, Highline, Tacoma) to implement such models.

    2.  An in-depth discussion around the Manifestation Determination
    Carl Corbin, General Counsel, of the public law firm School and College Legal Services of California
    1:00pm-4:00pm

    The objectives of this presentation will be to review the laws and regulations pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) with a detailed discussion of discipline for special education students and the appropriate completion of a manifestation determination meeting.  The workshop will be delivered through use of a Power Point presentation along with supplemental materials to include excerpts from legal decisions.

    Handout

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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

    • August 21, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Northwest Educational Service District 189, Anacortes, Washington

    Monday Aug 21, 2017
    Northwest Educational Service District 189
    Anacortes, WA

    Washington State Association of School Psychologists in conjunction with ESD 189 is proud to present two workshops geared toward school administrators and School Psychologists. These presentations were developed by Carl D. Corbin, General Counsel, of the public law firm School and College Legal Services of California. Mr. Corbin is a nationally recognized speaker and comes with excellent recommendations for both his content knowledge and presentation style.  

    Workshops

    1.  LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE PRACTICES REGARDING MANIFESTATION DETERMINATIONS
    9:00am-11:30am

    The objectives of this presentation will be to review the laws and regulations pursuant to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) with a detailed discussion of discipline for special education students and the appropriate completion of a manifestation determination meeting.  The workshop will be delivered through use of a Power Point presentation along with supplemental materials to include excerpts from legal decisions.

    2.  LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE PRACTICES REGARDING SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973
    12:30pm-3:00pm

    The objectives of this presentation will be to review the laws, regulations, and legal decisions regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”).  The workshop will be delivered through use of a Power Point presentation along with supplemental materials to include excerpts from legal decisions.  The presentation should answer most common questions school psychologists, school administrators, school nurses, etc. have regarding Section 504 issues to include eligibility, assessment, and services.

    Handout

    Lunch will be provided by Gere-A-Deli

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

    • October 05, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Eastern Washington University (Cheney Campus)

    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 06, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 07, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Eastern Washington University (Cheney Campus)

    This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.

    • Provides a specific examination of the school-based mental health professionals' roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis intervention and recovery.
    • Per participant materials fee: $45
    • Maximum size of the group: 40 persons. However, with additional trainers the group size may be increased by 20 persons per each additional trainer.

    Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training?
    PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate for any individual filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school mental health staff (school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses), administrators, and other individuals whom the team has identified as appropriate providers of psychological first aid. Additionally, this workshop can be very helpful for community-based mental health practitioners who may work with the school crisis team and/or may be brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.

    • October 26, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • October 28, 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • Suncadia Resort, Cle Clum, WA
    • 271

    Registration is now open for WSASP's Fall Conference! Sessions will run from the afternoon of Thursday, 10/26/17 until the afternoon of Saturday, 10/28/17!

    There will be limited space so register for the conference now!

    A schedule and brochure will be posted as soon as possible.


    Please note:
    - The Networks for Life Suicide Prevention course will be an option. More information to come re: pricing and date.
    - We are working to possibly offer an Issues of Abuse Course. More information to come re: pricing and date.


    For up-to-date information on the conference, including any alerts to sessions which may be cancelled during the conference, go there the Fall Conference page!

    WSASP Fall Conference will be on Guidebook again!

    Guidebook allows registrants to view the conference schedule on their phones! You can view session times, view session abstracts. You can add sessions to your own, personal schedule and the app will send you a reminder on where to go when your session begins! In addition, you can view a list of vendors, upload photos, message and email people, and create a to-do list while you’re there!

    Visit guidebook.com/getit from your phone/tablet to download the app. We will let you know when the 2017 WSASP Fall Conference is available!
    WSASP MEMBERS:Please log into your account/renew your membership in order to register at the member rate.

    NON-MEMBERS: Clock hours can be purchased for $2/clock hour. There will be more information regarding this at the conference and after the conference is over!


    While we are working diligently to create an amazing conference for you all, please make sure you reserve a room at Suncadia for the conference! If you call them directly (509-649-6400) and tell them you are with WSASP’s Fall Conference, you will get a reduced room rate - so reserve today!  If they ask you for a code, it is 45M3SJ.


    Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration for the conference itself, you must contact us by Sunday, 10/22/17 to receive a full refund. If you cancel after 10/22/17, you will be refunded all but $150. This is to cover the cost of food at the conference.


Washington State Association of School Psychologists
PO Box 525
Cheney, WA 99004
contact@wsasp.org
509-724-1587
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