April 24, 2014 – April 25, 2014
The PREPaRE curriculum has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of NASP’s long-term leadership in supporting and developing school crisis prevention and response capabilities at the local level. PREPaRE is the only comprehensive curriculum developed by school-based professionals with firsthand experience and formal training. The curriculum builds on existing personnel, resources, and programs; provides for sustainability; and can be adapted to individual school needs and size.
PREPaRE Workshop #2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery:
The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals (2nd Edition)
In this 2-day workshop school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members are provided 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’ perception that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, respond to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recover efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services. The alignment of the PREPaRE curriculum to the US Department of Education recommendations for developing Emergency Operations Plans can be found on the NASP website .
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, 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.
Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP, School Psychology Program at University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Scott Woitaszewski, Ph.D, Director, School Psychology Program at University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Date: April 24 & 25, 2014
Note: Registration closes Monday, April 21st
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: MN Department of Education Conference Center A Room 14
1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville, MN 55113
7:45 – 8:00 a.m.—Registration
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop
13 NASP Approved CPD are offered. Certificate of Attendance distributed at end of training.
In order to receive NASP CPD, you must attend the entire session!
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations and changes must be submitted in writing; no refunds will be issued.
Accommodations for Individuals with Special Needs: Please indicate at registration if special accommodations are needed.
When: March 13, 2014
South Central Service Cooperative
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
Price includes Curriculum Book & Lunch.
Morning Session: 8AM-12PM
Afternoon Session: 1PM-3:30PM
Please Register at: www.eventworksmn.org
More information regarding PREPaRE training can be found on NASP’s website
PREPaRE training will be offered in the Twin Cities as well. Registration will open within the next week.
The dates for that training are:
Session 1: April 11th
Session 2: April 24th & 25th
The Minnesota Consortium for Evidence in Education (MCEE) and SCRED are hosting “Walk the Talk and See Improved Results: Practical Techniques to Use Now”
When: April 3rd from 9 am – 3 pm
Where: TIES Grand Hall, 1667 Snelling Ave N., St. Paul, MN 55108
Cost: $125 per person (lunch included)
To Register: click on flier above then scroll down and click on the blue ‘click here’ text or go to https://docs.google.com/a/scred.k12.mn.us/forms/d/11j4jNVqF7FfrrZDlp-xQNYg0YXxdwVMUjcqPde8wy4E/viewform
You are invited to the WI-MN Reception at the NASP President’s Suite during the NASP Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.!
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (room# TBD)
When: Thursday, February 20th from 8pm-10pm
10th Annual Day at the Hill
MN School Social Workers’ Association along with the MN School Psychologists Association
Day at the Hill will be an opportunity for school social workers and school psychologists to come together to educate state lawmakers about how SSWs and School Psychologists address student barriers to academic success in cost effective ways.
When: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Where: Education Minnesota, 41 Sherburne Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103
Registration Deadline: February 21st, 2014
CEUs are awarded so this is a staff development opportunity, not a political lobby day.
What to expect at Day at the Hill?
- Energizing speakers on advocating for students and our profession.
- MSSWA and MSPA will provide talking points to help you during your meetings with legislators
- It’s EASY…MSSWA and MSPA schedules personal meetings with your legislators or a legislator from the Education Finance or Policy Committee.
- Because legislators will be expecting you, it is extremely important for you to plan on attending your scheduled appointments.
**Registration fee for school psychologists will be covered by MSPA but we still need you to register via the brochure so we have accurate numbers.
Below are the schedule and links to handouts for the 2014 Midwinter Conference.
Please click on the handout links for each session to download the handouts.
More will be added as they become available so check back often!
|8:30-9:30||Jim Ysseldyke||Keynote: 43 Years of Research and Training in School Psychology: Recollections, Generalizations, and Prognostications|
|10-11:30||Pick from Concurrent Sessions below|
|Sam Goldstein||Understanding, Evaluating and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Data and New Ideas|
|Caroline Little||Beyond Angry Birds – Put your iPad to Work for You Handout
|Don Stoval||Reducing Disproportionate Placement of American Indian and African American Students in Special Education: Update on the Reducing Bias Manual Handout|
|Kevin Filter||Putting the Pyramid Together: Tier 2 PBIS Handout|
|12:45-2:15||Pick from Concurrent Sessions Below|
|(Dr. Goldstein’s continues to 2:30-4)||Sam Goldstein||The Science of Executive Functioning: New Data, New Ideas, and the Comprehensive Executive Functioning Inventory (from 12:45-2:15, then continues from 2:30-4)|
|Leah Kypers||Supporting Self-Regulation through the use of The Zones of Regulation (r) Handout|
|Dan Hyson & Kim Gibbons||How to Collaborate with your Special Education Director to Promote a Comprehensive School Psychologist Role Handout1 Handout2 Handout3|
|Peter Nelson, Joe Demers & Ted Christ||Student Perceptions of the Classroom Environment: Connecting Assessment and Intervention Handout|
|2:30-4||Pick from Concurrent Sessions Below|
|Sam Goldstein||Continued from previous session|
|Steven Feifer||The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention Handout|
|Lean Kypers||Advanced Training on the Zones of Regulation (r) Handout|
|Elizabeth Reeve||Psychopharmacology: Updates and Review Handout|
4:30 – 7 pm MSPA Social: Appetizers, Cash Bar & Silent Auction for NASP’s Children’s Fund. In addition, a reception for Dr. Ysseldyke, co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota.
|8:30-9:30||Sally Baas||Keynote: Creating Access: Collaborate. Advocate. Lead. Updated Handout
|10-11:30||Pick from Concurrent Sessions below|
|Sally Baas||Building Partnerships for Cross Cultural Collaboration Handout|
|(Dr. Feifer’s continues at 12:45)||Steven Feifer||The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions Handout|
|Amy Mahlke||Explicit Instruction: The Basics for Planning for and Providing Explicit Instruction to Students Handout1 Handout 2 Handout3|
|Carol Maliszewski||Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) in Minnesota|
|12-12:45||Sally Baas||University Meet and Greet with Sally Baas, NASP President|
|12:45-2:15||Pick from Concurrent Sessions Below|
|Steven Feifer||Continued from previous session (handout above)|
|Lisa Stewart & Maggie McLean||Student Vocabulary Skills Do Matter and Can be Taught Handout|
|Doug Anderson||Increasing the Effectiveness of Behavior Management and Discipline: Specific Classroom & School-Wide Strategies|
|Christopher Bedford||Scared, Sad, Spacey & Angry: Emotional Distress in the Classroom Handout|
|2:30-4||Pick from Concurrent Sessions Below|
|Doug Anderson||Training Staff & Parents to Effectively Deal with Students with Mental Health & Behavior Problems|
|Camilla Lehr||Providing Supports to Engage Students: Minnesota Early Indicator and Response System Handout 1 Handout 2|
|Amy Mahlke||Explicit Instruction Practices for Teaching Skills and Strategies, Providing Guidance and Feedback During Practice Handout1 Handout2 Handout3 Handout4|
|Annie Hansen||University Trainers Session|
I hope you all had a happy and restful holiday break. This is Minnesota NASP Delegate Dan Hyson.
I am once again organizing a Silent Auction for the 2014 MSPA Midwinter Conference, Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, at the Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park, with the proceeds from the auction benefiting the NASP Children’s Fund. I’m emailing you to tell you a little bit more about the NASP Children’s Fund and ask you individually and/or your school district, school psychology program or region to please consider donating an item for the Silent Auction.
Any item donations would, of course, be welcomed. Last year, items included books, assessment and intervention materials, region or university themed baskets, discounted training opportunities and much, much more. Below is a list of those who contributed items to the 2013 Auction. Thanks to their generosity, through the winning bids at the auction, MSPA was able to donate over $900 to the NASP Children’s Fund last year! Please consider joining them this year in helping the NASP Children’s Fund support the needs of children and families in Minnesota and across the country.
3. MSPA Central Region
4. University of Wisconsin-River Falls school psychology program
5. Research Press
6. Western Psychological Services
7. Minneapolis Marriott Northwest hotel
8. Psychological Assessment Resources
9. Minnesota State University-Mankato school psychology program
10. Dale Studios
11. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse school psychology program
12. Minnesota State University-Moorhead school psychology program
1. Advocating for the essential rights and welfare of all children and youth;
2. Embracing individual and group differences in children and youth based upon gender and diverse ethnic, cultural, language, and experiential backgrounds;
3. Promoting learning environments which facilitate optimal development; and
4. Producing effective interventions that address both learning and social/emotional issues that impede a child’s success and happiness.
Please contact me at email@example.com or 507-474-7196 if you have any questions or if you are willing to commit to make any item donations. If you are unable to attend the Midwinter Conference, but are still willing to make an item donation, we can certainly arrange to pick up your item prior to the conference.
The Winter 2013/2014 School Psychology Minnesota Newsletter is here! Click below to view the 44 page newsletter full of information for school psychologists of Minnesota!
Access to the School Psychology Minnesota Newsletter is generally in the members-only portion of our website however, once a year we offer an edition of the newsletter free to all school psychologists in Minnesota.
Like what you see? Become a member now to access all previous editions of the SPM newsletter and future editions for the 2014 calendar year, in addition to the benefits below:
Communication / Networking
School Psychology Minnesota, a quarterly newsletter keeps MSPA members up to date on association, regional, state, and national news.
- Regional Meetings
MSPA supports school psychologists meetings across the state.
- National Meetings
MSPA representatives attend regional meetings and national conferences.
- NASP Delegate
MSPA receives updates on new developments in the profession.
- Members Only Online Discussion Group
Discussion board is now hosted on the MSPA site! You can post questions, offer advice, participate in research studies and gain
knowledge from other Minnesota school psychologists on our new discussion board.
Continuing Professional Development
- Annual Midwinter Conference
MSPA sponsors an annual conference which provides continuing education opportunities and NASP approved continuing education credits.
- Fall & Spring Workshops
- Coming soon: online continuing education modules
- Midwinter Conference
Members receive discounts for the Midwinter Conference
- Fall & Spring Workshops
Members receive discounts for the Fall & Spring Workshops
Government and Public Relations
- MSPA Lobbyist
MSPA employs lobbyist who actively advocates for school psychologists in legislation that has implications for the profession.
- MSPA is an active participant in the collaboration between School Psychologists, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Nurses, and School Chemical Dependency Specialists as they work to advocate for and promote student support services.
Become a member for the 2014 calendar year
Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Parental Incarceration
“Bars cannot separate a child from their mother’s love.”
-Sister Elaine Roulet, Founder of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility Nursery Program
November 14, 2013
McNamara Alumni Center and broadcast live to host sites in Greater Minnesota
Metro Ticket: $60 for full day (9:00 am – 4:30 pm, breakfast and box lunch) and $50 for morning only
Greater Minnesota: $25 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Keeping with the tradition of past Lessons from the Field, we will be bringing recent research of the outcomes of children of incarcerated parents to practitioners.
The morning will include:
- Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, UMN Department of Pediatrics – Research perspectives
- Warden Eddie Miles, Lino Lakes Prison – Prison Culture
- Erica Gerrity, Isis Rising - Prison Doula Program
- Lori Lefrano, DOC – Transitioning to life after incarceration
The speakers will be followed up with lunch and a showing of the movie Mothers of Bedford, a documentary film about Bedford Hills, a maximum security prison, and the lives of incarcerated women and their families. Following the film, breakout sessions will complete the day.
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxrwviqwyRo for the trailer for the movie.
- Q & A with Mothers of Bedford director Jen McShane and featured mother, Mona
- Discussion: How to promote positive relationships between parents and children in the context of visitation policies – Facilitated by Lee Buckley
- Literacy in early childhood: Promoting reading and relationships in the context of incarceration (featuring Sesame Street materials and Read to Me Program) – Daniel Marcou, Hennepin County LIbrary Corrections Librarian and Rebecca Shlafer, UMN Department of Pediatrics
- Working within the System, Parenting Education Programs- presenter Ebony Ruhland, Council on Crime and Justice
This seminar content is applicable for professionals who work with children, youth, and families who have been impacted by incarceration. The target audience includes: child protection workers, educators (public and private), foster parents, juvenile justice workers, legal advocates, law enforcement, corrections staff, pediatric nurses, policy makers, psychologists, public health workers, and social workers.
- Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health, U of MN
- PHDR (Program for Health Disparities Research)
- Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative
- Child Psychology Student Organization
- PACT for Families (Hutchinson, Olivia, Willmar)
- Northland Foundation
- Grant County Children and Youth Council
- Northeast Service Cooperative
- Clay County Early Childhood Initiative
- Region 3 Low Incidence Project
MSPA invites you to the 2013 MSPA Fall Workshop entitled
“Advanced Workshop on Ethical Decision Making for School Psychologists”
When: Friday, November 22nd from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Minneapolis Marriott West
9960 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426
* this is the same hotel that will be hosting the 2014 MSPA Midwinter Conference in January
Presenting: Winthrop University Professor and NASP Professional Practices and Ethics Committee Chair Dr. Leigh Armistead
NASP-approved CEUs will be provided. This session fulfills the ethical practice and legal regulation of school psychology for NCSP renewal.
Coffee, water and a small snack will be provided.
To register online click here: Register online
For paper and check registration click here: Paper Registration
|Full MSPA Member||$45|
|MSPA Member: Student/Retiree||$25|
Below is a brief description of the workshop and a bio of the presenter. We hope to see you there! Please contact MSPA Past President and NASP Delegate Dan Hyson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-474-7196 with any questions.
Description of Presentation:
Participants in this four-hour advanced workshop will review the 2010 NASP Principles for Professional Ethics with an emphasis on contemporary issues of confidentiality and privileged communication. After a brief review of an ethical decision-making model, participants will practice the model in small-group interactive sessions. Using authentic situations faced by school psychologists, the workshop will provide clear examples of practices that comply with standards for professional conduct. Practice cases will address challenging ethical and legal situations often faced by those working in school psychology. Instructional strategies will include lecture and small- group discussion. Participants will also learn about necessary resources, and make specific plans, for implementing the problem-solving model in daily practice. This workshop is appropriate for practitioners working with students in all grade levels.
Dr. Leigh Armistead, EdD, NCSP
Professor, Winthrop University School Psychology Program
Leigh Armistead is a school psychologist who earned his Specialist in School Psychology degree at Winthrop University and his doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He practiced in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District in North Carolina for 14 years before joining the faculty of Winthrop University’s School Psychology Program in 2004. Dr. Armistead’s professional interests include school psychologists’ career development, ethical and professional practices, positive behavior support programs and the use of technology in school psychology.
For several years, Dr. Armistead served as the Southeast Region representative on the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee and chaired the NASP Professional Growth Committee. He is currently the Chair of the NASP Ethical and Professional Practices Committee. Dr. Armistead served as a member of the writing group for the 2010 revision of NASP’s professional standards. He is an author, along with coauthors Susan Jacob and Barbara Williams, of Professional Ethics for School Psychologists: A Problem-Solving Model Casebook.
Save the date for the 2014 Midwinter Conference
When: Thursday, January 30th – Friday, January 31st
Where: Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park, MN
|Rate Type||Thursday Only||Friday Only||Thursday & Friday|
*MSPA has kept conference fees consistent over the past four years due to the economy, however, due to the increase in conference food costs, we need to slightly increase the overall conference fees this year and hope this does not deter from attendance.
* Wireless internet access (WiFi) will be available at no charge throughout the hotel, including in the conference rooms.
• Check-in: Wed Jan 29, 2014
• Check-out: Fri Jan 31, 2014
• Special rate available until: Wed Jan 08, 2014
Minneapolis Marriott West
King or double deluxe guest room $109.00 per night
Book king or double deluxe guest room at Minneapolis Marriott West for $109.00 per night
More information regarding speakers and conference to follow.
The Southwest School Psychologists had their spring meeting this past Friday at the home of MSPA 2012-2013 Ysseldyke Distinguished Best Practices Award recipient, Ginny Nimmo. The meeting included a grill out, the retirement of Carl Forderer the regional coordinator of Southwest MN, planning for who will take over Carl’s position within SWSPA, and planning for next year’s continuing education and meetings. Though they didn’t get a group photo, we do have a photo of some of the school psychologists from the River Bend Education District in New Ulm and Carl which is shown below.
Minnesota Psychological Association presents:
Diverse Perspectives on Everyday Ethics: APA, MPA, and the Minnesota Board of Psychology
When: June 7, 2013
Where: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus, 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55106
About the Program: Psychologists in every area of practice inevitably encounter ethical challenges in their work. Requests for letters to the court, “Facebook friendships,” or records for a couple with the permission of only one party are examples. Beyond these common dilemmas, we are all vulnerable to mistakes spawned by a lack of knowledge of evolving ethical standards, and to personal problems and circumstances that may interfere with normally sound judgment. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss case vignettes and to hear diverse perspectives from members of the APA Ethics Committee and Ethics Office, the MPA Ethics Committee, and the Board of Psychology. Panelists will emphasize how ethics codes and law can be used as resources to aid in sound decision-making.
For more information and to register, go to: http://www.mnpsych.org/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=13
For paper registration: MPA_June2013
Minnesota Psychological Association presents:
Addressing Bullying and Related Problems in Children and Adolescents
When: May 17th, 2013
Where: Metropolitan State University, Midway Campus in St. Paul, MN
About the Program:
This presentation aims to help participants understand the complex factors that often contribute to bullying and the problems that are commonly experienced by children and adolescents who are involved in bullying as aggressors, victims, or both. Participants will learn about school, group, and individual approaches to preventing and treating bullying and victimization, with emphasis on working with individual children and adolescents involved in bullying.
1. Gain understanding about the complex factors that can contribute to bullying problems.
2. Understand problems commonly experienced by children and adolescents who are involved in bullying as aggressors, victims, or both.
3. Become familiar with the characteristics of school-based programs that are successful in reducing bullying.
4. Learn evidence-based approaches to psychological assessment and intervention when working with children and adolescents in bullying.
Click here for more information and to register! http://www.mnpsych.org/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=12
To register via paper/mail: MPA_May2013
Come ensure that your voice is heard as Minnesota legislators discuss implementing the recommendations of the Governor’s Prevention of Bullying Task Force!
Thursday, 2/28, 5:00 PM
House Education Policy Committee Meeting, Basement of State Office Building, next to Capitol in St. Paul
Click here for a map and directions
Click here for more information about HF826, the bill that is being discussed.
We hope to see you there!
The Minnesota Department of Education in conjunction with the Institute on Community Integration will host a free public screening of the nationally acclaimed documentary Who Cares about Kelsey? at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Dan Habib will attend the film screening with co-presenter and film subject, Kelsey Carroll. Sponsorship has also been provided from the Minnesota School Social Workers Association and the Minnesota School Psychologists Association. This screening will be followed by a short Q&A with Dan Habib and Kelsey Carroll. Habib is the Emmy-nominated director/producer of Including Samuel, which was broadcast nationally on public television. Who Cares About Kelsey? has been featured in Education Week and has been screened at film festivals, national conferences and school districts around the country.
Kelsey Carroll has one goal – to graduate from high school – and plenty of reasons why she shouldn’t. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, sexual abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn’t earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. Who Cares About Kelsey? is the story of Kelsey’s transformation from a defiant and disruptive “problem student” to a motivated and self-confident young woman. Along the way, critical figures in her personal and educational life shape her coming of age and play important roles in an education revolution that’s about empowering – not overpowering – youth with emotional and behavioral challenges.
During Kelsey’s sophomore year, a new school leadership team implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a youth-directed planning process called RENEW and other reforms to improve the school’s culture and reduce the dropout rate. This schoolwide overhaul gave Kelsey a chance at a different outcome.
Who Cares About Kelsey? will make viewers reconsider the “problem kids” in their own high schools and spark new conversations about an education revolution that’s about empowering–not overpowering–our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.
For registration information please click on the blue link to the Institute on Community Integration, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
To learn more about the movie, go to http://www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com/
MN School Psychologist Association
MN School Social Workers’ Association
The 10th Annual Day at the Hill
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
161 St Anthony Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
MSPA is joining forces with MSSWA for the 3rd consecutive year for the annual Day at the Hill. School social workers and school psychologists come together to educate state lawmakers about how SSWs and School Psychologists work collaboratively to address student barriers to academic success in cost effective ways. CEU’s are provided.
Highlights of the Day
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and coffee
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Overview of the Day
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Panel: Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Bullying Prevention will speak on framework and recommendations as well as next steps. Panelists: Lyn Mitchell from AMAZE, Phillip Duran of Outfront MN, and Dr. Tom Scott from the U of MN Ped/Adol. Residency Program
10:00 – 10:30 Talking Points for your meetings with your Legislators
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Micro Level Multi-Disciplinary Approach to addressing Bullying Prevention
11:30 – 12:00 Rep. Jim Davnie will provide helpful tips on how to talk with legislators and an update on current legislation.
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 3:00 Capitol Hill group visits with Legislators
Contact Anne McInerney at 612-250-6862 with questions or for additional information
Please submit the following registration:
Minnesota School Psychologist Association
Home Address: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip: ________________________________
Day Phone: ___________________________________________
Would you like to request a Vegetarian meal? (Circle one) yes no
***Indicate that you are a member of MSPA and your registration fee will be paid***
Send registration form to:
Anne McInerney, MSSWA
1881 Twin Circle Drive
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Thank you very much
Effective Behavior Management & Discipline in Schools
Improve Behavior, Prevent Discipline Problems & Effectively Engage K-12 Students
By Doug Anderson, Ph.D., LP
Two date and location options:
February 21, 2013
8201 Norman Center Dr. (Bethel University), Bloomington, MN 55437
March 1, 2013
1200 Red Fox Road (Bethel University), Arden Hills, MN 55112
* Learn the basics of PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) and strategies for preventing behavior problems with K-12 students.
* Apply research-based strategies immediately to school-wide, classroom level & individual behavior problems and bullying
* Increase your success and effectively engage students and families in discipline using Solution-Focused Discipline.
* Prevent student escalation, enhance relationships with students, and increase student engagement using easy to implement, research proven strategies
++This training meets MN continuing education licensure requirements for Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
ALL SCHOOL STAFF
(teachers, administrators, special education, paraprofessionals, mental health staff & support staff).
Additionally, PARENTS AND OTHERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH will benefit from this training.
$99 ISES Contracted School Employees
$159 Early Registration (by 2/8/13)
$149 Groups of 3 or more registering together
7:45 Registration begins with continental breakfast & coffee provided
8:15 Training Begins
10:15 Morning Break (coffee & soda provided)
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:30 Afternoon Break (coffee, soda & cookies and/or brownies provided)
3:45 Evaluations, Adjournment & Continuing Education Certificate
DOUG ANDERSON, Ph.D., LP
Dr. Anderson is a dynamic local, national and international speaker, consultant and practicing school psychologist. Doug provides training and consultation to schools and treatment centers in PBIS, Behavior Management, Solution-Focused Discipline & Solution-Focused Schools. He has over 15 years of experience in schools and special education. Doug’s trainings are practical, insightful and highly reviewed by participants.
Solutions and Strengths, LLC
Click on the blue link below to access a CNN article by Cathy Paine, school psychologist in Springfield, Oregon and chairwoman of the NASP National Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) regarding making schools safer.
We wanted to make everyone aware that our site will be undergoing some updates in the near future. We don’t expect this to affect the functionality of the site but wanted to you to be aware and please be patient with us during this transition time.
The things we’re working on adding include:
* Photo Gallery page: can now be found in the main menu bar between NASP Resources and Contact Us
* NASP Tragedy Resources are still on our site though they are no longer on our front page. You can find these resources under NASP Resources then scroll down to “NASP Tragedy Resources”
* 2013 Award Recipients are featured on the front page of our site and also have their own page (2013 Awards).
* If you need any handouts from the 2013 Midwinter Conference they can be found by clicking on the middle graphic on our home page or by going to News/Events then Continuing Education then 2013 Midwinter Conference. We’re still working on getting the last few PowerPoints from presenters but most of them are already posted.
* We will also be working on implementing individual log-ins for each MSPA member instead of the universal log-in that we currently have. This will be quite a process on our end and we’ll try to do this as seamlessly as possible!
* There are more things we plan on implementing soon but can’t give it all away yet!! We’ll keep you posted and thank you for your patience! *
Save the Date….Tuesday, February 26th
The Minnesota School Psychologists Association
The Minnesota School Social Workers Association
2013 Joint Day on the Hill
Featuring Morning Speakers at Education Minnesota (near the Capitol in St. Paul)
- Members from the Governor’s Task Force on Bullying Prevention will talk about the framework and recommendations submitted to the Governor, next steps regarding legislation and the role of the Safe Schools Coalition. Speakers are Julie Hartog from Pacer National Bullying Prevention Center; Thomas Scott, MD, Development/Behavioral Pediatrician; and Nicki Mabry, Outfront MN
- Representative Jim Davnie, MSSWA Legislator of the Year and past MSPA Legislative Award recipient, will be honored and will provide helpful advice in how to talk with your legislators, as well as an update on legislation
Join us in this collaborative, informative, and productive Day on the Hill.
More information to follow
MSPA Legislative Committee Members Sally Baas, Dan Hyson, & Marilyn Leifgren
The Minnesota Psychological Association hosting First Friday Forums
Topic: Using Motivational Interviewing to Support Behavioral Change in Clients.
Presenter: Mark Groves, M.S.Ed., LADC
Date: Friday, January 4th
Time: Registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and the presentation is from 9:00 a.m. to
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Where: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus at 700 E. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55106
Click on the below links to see the training brochure and schedule for upcoming training opportunities:
The Washington State Association of School Psychologists and KIDS, Inc. are co-sponsoring this unique online webinar lecture series that will be presented live one Saturday a month beginning in January, 2013 and ending in May, 2013.
* Participants may earn up to 30 continuing education credits by completing the entire lecture series.
* Participants may sign up for individual sessions at a higher cost.
* Participants must pass a 10-item review quiz online for each of the webinar lectures.
* Morning sessions will be from 9:00 am until noon Central Standard Time. Afternoon sessions will be from 1:00 to 4:00 pm Central Standard Time.
* Participants will be able to access the lecture notes and recorded webinars through December, 2013.
* This is a low-cost introductory series to the emerging specialization of school neuropsychology and does not replace the 10-month Competency-Based School Neuropsychology Post-Graduate Certification Program.
Presenters include: Drs. Daniel C. Miller, Steven Feifer, Dawn Flanagan, David Schwartz, George McCloskey, Ann Leonard-Zabel, and James B. Hale; and Jim Hanson and Karen Apgar.
Webinar Series Cost:
$300.00 – Non-WSASP Members;
$200.00 – WSASP Members;
$100.00 – School Psychology Graduate Students
All lectures will be online webinars accessible by a personal computer with a broadband Internet connection. Morning sessions are from 9:00 am until noon (Central Standard Time). All afternoon sessions are from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Standard Time).
More than one person at a time can watch the live broadcast of the webinars, but each person who registers will be assigned a username and password that he/she will have to use to log into the website to take the online review quizzes and to receive their Certificate of Completion for each session. Those participants that complete all of the Lecture Series Sessions will receive a special certificate of completion at the end of the program.
For more information visit: http://www.schoolneuropsych.com/modules/lecture_series.php
Cultivating Respect Conference 2013 Informational Brochure
2ND ANNUAL CULTIVATING RESPECT
CREATING SAFE SCHOOLS FOR ALL STUDENTS
A day-long conference for 250 teachers, social workers, psychologists, school nurses, school board members, administrators, superintendents, counselors parents of GLBTQ individuals, students middle through college, GLBTQ youth, allies and GSA Leaders. Registration is now open for the January 18, 2013 conference!
Dr. David M. Hall, a teacher by training and profession, is a nationally recognized educator, distinguished corporate trainer, author and professor. His teaching awards range from his high school students naming him Most Creative Teacher to GLSEN honoring him with their Educator of the Year Runner-Up Award.
As the founding co-chair of Out & Equal Philadelphia, and co-creator of the Transgender Workplace Inclusion Scale, he has worked on transforming workplace culture for a 21st century economy. Dr. Hall is the author of Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender-inclusive work environment as well as the editor of Taking Sides:Family and Personal Relationships a college text.
For iPhones and Droid users, Dr. Hall has created apps such as BullyShield and Allies at Work.
Learn strategies to build support of administrative leadership
Hear from both parents and students why creating safe schools is critical
Obtain valuable information to create lesson plans and materials
Network with other education professionals
Receive CEU certificates
Join Pearson’s Testing Teams for Language, Achievement and Intelligence Tests
Greetings from Pearson Field Testing:
We’d like for you to join the testing team for one or more of our current projects. To do so, you must first create an account in our new Pearson Partner Portal, which is our exciting new way of communicating with examiners and allowing them to manage their candidate lists, monitor payments, and receive and accept both project invitations and testing assignments. For more information about becoming a Field Test Examiner, please access the Portal at https://fieldresearch.pearson.
Pearson is in the final development stage for premiere language and achievement tests, and is looking for professionals who can assist in identifying and testing qualified candidates. Pearson, the largest developer of assessments, is currently taking applications from psychologists, speech language pathologists, and educational diagnosticians to help with the testing of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals–Fifth Edition (CELF-5) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement–Third Edition (KTEA-3). Moreover, the company will soon have a major testing phase for the Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children-Fifth Edition(WISC-5).
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The target audience for the CELF-5 is typically developing individuals between the ages of 6.0 and 21.11. Special populations for the study are in the same age band, and include individuals diagnosed with or receiving services for expressive and/or receptive language disorders, hearing impairment, intellectual disability and specific learning disabilities.
The target audience for the KTEA-3 is typically developing individuals in grades PK-12 or ages 4.0-25.11. Special populations for the project include individuals diagnosed with or receiving services for academic giftedness, learning disorder for math or reading/writing, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, expressive language disorder and intellectual disability.
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