The South Dakota Association of School Psychologists (SDASP) is having their Spring Conference on Friday, April 17th. They are offering the SDASP member rate to MSPA members! Click below for their informational handout and for information on how to register.
SDASP Spring Conference: Friday, April 17, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn-South
5300 S. Grand Circle
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Primary target audience: School Psychologists, Special Education Directors, Principals
Instructional format: Lecture
Friday, April 17th
8:30-11:30 Dr. Steve Brock, NCSP, LEP, & Current NASP President
Topic: The NASP Practice Model: Mental Health Matters
Participants will :
- be able to recognize the essential elements of the NASP Practice Model.
- understand the resources required to implement the NASP Practice Model.
- be able to articulate aspects of their current job description that are consistent with the NASP Practice Model.
- appreciate the importance of school psychologists in the role of school-employed mental health professional.
- understand the impact of mental illness on the student, the school, and society as a whole.
- be able to articulate the continuum of mental health services that the school psychologist can provide (and that are consistent with the NASP Practice Model).
11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-4:00 Dr. Melissa Reeves, NCSP, LPC & President-Elect for NASP
Topic: Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for Children and Adolescents: Evidenced-Based Interventions for the School Setting
This workshop will provide participants with specific cognitive-behavioral intervention strategies to utilize with children and adolescents in a school setting. Specific topics to be covered include anxiety, school refusal, depression, ADHD, aggression, traumatic stress, and bullying. Specific workshop objectives include an overview of the components underlying cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), how to utilize and teach cognitive-behavioral strategies in a school setting, and the integration and generalization of skills to the educational setting and academic instruction. Specific examples of techniques and activities will be shared.
Participants will learn:
- The components, basic tenets, and goals of CBT
- Understand the research-base and efficacy underlying specific components to CBT
- How to utilize and teach cognitive-behavioral strategies in a school setting
- Specific types of activities that can be conducted with students
- How to integrate and generalize skills to the educational setting and academic instruction