Washington State Association
of School Psychologists    


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

Secondary Summer Summit

This year’s Summit is being held at the Tacoma Convention Center on Aug. 17, 2018. Registration is now open!

2018 Fall Conference

This year's Fall Conference is being held at the Seattle Airport Marriott, 10/18-10/20/18. Registration is now open!

Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America

WSASP is proud to endorse the the “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America” authored by the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence. For more information and to endorse this individually, please go to the following link.

2018 Spring Lecture Series

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Spring Lecture Series!

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. 

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
    Register
    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.

    • October 08, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Eastern Washington University (Spokane Campus), TBD
    • 82
    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 09, 2018
    • October 10, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Eastern Washington University (Spokane Campus), TBD Location
    Register

    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 18, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 20, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • Seattle Airport Marriot, Seattle, WA
    • 296
    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.

    To reserve a room at the Marriott, you can either contact the hotel directly or go here to reserve online. Our room block guarantee is $159/night. You can register in advance without leaving a one night deposit.WSASP MEMBERS:Please log into your account/renew your membership in order to register at the member rate.

    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

August 17, 2018 2018 Secondary Summer Summit
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
509-724-1587
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