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WS33 Tuesday, February 26
WS33: PREPaRE Workshop 1 (3rd Ed): Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention, Mitigation, Protection, and Response PILOT WORKSHOP
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
8:00 AM—4:30 PM
IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is part of the PREPaRE curriculum third edition pilot testing. Participants will receive full credit for being trained in the third edition of this workshop. They will receive draft materials as part of the workshop itself and then access to the official materials once they are finalized. Third Edition Training of Trainer workshops will be available starting fall 2019. Districts will begin to be able to request and schedule third edition core workshops starting late fall 2019. Please also note that districts and trainers currently using the second edition curriculum will be able to continue doing so until June 2020, giving them time to upgrade to the third edition. There will be an online process for second edition trainers to upgrade to the third edition starting fall 2019.
Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate safety and crisis teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments. The model also integrates school personnel and community provider roles in providing school-based crisis preparedness and response activities. Additional topics addressed also include media/social media, communication, reunification, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. After this workshop, participants will be better prepared to improve their school’s climate, student resilience, and crisis response capabilities of school personnel. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing crisis prevention, mitigation, protection, and response.
02/26/2019 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
WS01A Tuesday, February 26
WS01A: School Psychologists and Classroom Management: Consulting With Teachers About Evidence-Based Strategies—Introductory Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
Classroom management is a top concern in education. Fortunately, a variety of classroom management strategies can reduce many of these problems. Because many teachers have little training in classroom management, they look to school psychologists for support. We aim to equip school psychologists with concrete and tangible strategies that have been proven effective through rigorous research. Participants will learn how to manage large groups of students. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS001B, 1:30–4:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 26. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS001B.
02/26/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS02A Tuesday, February 26
WS02A: Lessons in Threat Assessment I: What You Need to Know—Introductory Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
Tragic school shootings continue to raise concerns for school personnel, students, and communities. It is critical that your comprehensive safe schools planning include the key elements in an effective and sound team-based threat assessment protocol. This introductory workshop will use case examples from schools to help you understand the basics and implement a best practice process: raising awareness to get timely reporting, gathering and evaluating information, and creating effective and safe action and supervision plans. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS002B, 1:30–4:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 26. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS002B.
02/26/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS03 Tuesday, February 26
WS03: Behavioral Interventions for Disobedient, Disruptive, Defiant, and Disturbed Students
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
IDEA and ESSA require districts to develop multitiered systems of services and supports for students demonstrating social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. Connecting the seven high hit reasons for these behavioral challenges, this presentation discusses the practical, step-by-step implementation of selected Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for these students at the secondary school level. The selected interventions focus on increasing and motivating appropriate behavior, decreasing and eliminating inappropriate behavior, increasing emotional control and coping, and changing unhealthy attributional thinking.
02/26/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS04A Tuesday, February 26
WS04A: Consumer-Oriented and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports—Introductory Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
Writing great reports—reports that inspire hope and motivate change—does not require extraordinary talent or superhuman effort. Transformative reports are possible when we apply to our readers the same empathic consideration we give to children we assess. In this workshop, we will learn a set of principles and a classic writing style designed to help the reader see the child with new eyes and thus inspire effective efforts to intervene on the child’s behalf. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS004B, 1:30–4:45, Tuesday, February 26. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS004B.
02/26/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS05 Tuesday, February 26
WS05: Functional Behavioral Assessment: Function-Focused Interventions and Treatment Analyses
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
FBA reports typically include a description of the assessment procedures, assessment results, and recommendations guiding future interventions. This presentation will describe and illustrate a behavior analysis problem-solving process and show how to incorporate brief experimental treatment analyses (i.e., testing function-based interventions) as the final phase of an FBA. School-based case examples and sample FBA reports will be presented. This presentation is relevant to both school psychologists and board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs).
02/26/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
FS001 Tuesday, February 26
FS001: NASP Legends in School Psychology Address: Why School Psychology Has Been Such a Successful Profession
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
11:00 AM—11:50 AM
Jean Ramage is and has been involved in seminal events in school psychology—supporting NASP’s early development, developing standards, implementing effective mental health and educational services, and collaborating with other professional organizations. Her legacy reflects her commitment to diversifying the field and to serving all children. She remains an active professional. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/26/2019 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
DS001 Tuesday, February 26
DS001: School Suicide Postvention
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
11:00 AM—12:20 PM
This session begins with a lecture that discusses the aspects of suicide postvention that identify it as a special form of crisis intervention. These include contagion, clusters, bereavement, and social stigma. The role of development and culture are also explored. This session also reviews a 14-item school suicide postvention protocol. Time will be allocated to discuss implementing postvention strategies at the local level. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/26/2019 11:00 AM 12:20 PM
DS002 Tuesday, February 26
DS002: Conjoint Behavioral Consultation: Three Decades of Research and Best Practice
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:00 PM—2:20 PM
This presentation will highlight research on conjoint behavioral consultation (CBC), a family–school partnership intervention that supports children by engaging families, strengthening family–school connections, and building parent and teacher competencies. Findings from recent randomized trials conducted in rural and urban schools will be presented, which highlight empirically derived benefits for students, parents, and teachers. This session is cosponsored by the Convention Committee and the Society for the Study of School Psychology (SSSP).
02/26/2019 1:00 PM 2:20 PM
FS002 Tuesday, February 26
FS002: Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Settings
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:00 PM—2:20 PM
This presentation will discuss the latest findings regarding preschool expulsion and suspension, gender and racial disproportionality, and potential causes for disparities, including bias. The presentation will focus on research findings, how early educators understand implicit bias, and preschool expulsions/suspensions within a social justice and civil rights framework. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/26/2019 1:00 PM 2:20 PM
WS01B Tuesday, February 26
WS01B: School Psychologists and Classroom Management: Consulting With Teachers About Evidence-Based Strategies—Advanced Workhop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
Classroom management is a top concern in education. Fortunately, a variety of classroom management strategies can reduce many of these problems. Because many teachers have little training in classroom management, they look to school psychologists for support. We aim to equip school psychologists with concrete and tangible strategies that have been proven effective through rigorous research. Participants will learn how to manage large groups of students and to coach teachers in classroom management. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop WS001A. Previous participation in WS001A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/26/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS02B Tuesday, February 26
WS02B: Lessons in Threat Assessment I: What You Need to Know—Advanced Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
This advanced workshop will help participants update training by examining and integrating the knowledge gained from case examples. It also explores a tragic incident where a threat assessment was completed, yet a student continued down the path to committing an act of violence at school. The lessons learned will help all schools create psychologically safe environments and sound threat awareness, assessment, and management protocols. The workshop will help clarify and correct potential misunderstandings or misapplication of the important concepts. Note: This workshop is designed for professionals implementing the principles from the U.S. Secret Service/U.S. Department of Education related to school-based threat assessment, or those who also attended the introductory workshop. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop WS002A. Previous participation in WS002A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/26/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS04B Tuesday, February 26
WS04B: Consumer-Oriented and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports—Advanced Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
Decades of reminders to write more clearly have not stopped otherwise caring, competent, and conscientious professionals from writing overly technical reports that typical readers have little hope of understanding. We do not need new reminders, we need a new mindset. This workshop will identify counterproductive traditions of report writing and teach a writing style that focuses on readers’ needs but still produces reports that are consistent with our legal obligations and align with our core professional values. This advanced workshop follows introductory workshop WS004A. Previous participation in WS004A is not a requirement for attending this advanced workshop.
02/26/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS06 Tuesday, February 26
WS06: Everything You Need to Know About Psychiatric Medications and Youth
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
Participants will learn about the psychiatric medicines most commonly prescribed to youth, especially the stimulants and other medicines for ADHD and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRls) for depression and anxiety disorders. The mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder, the sleep medicines, and the atypical antipsychotics will also be reviewed. Participants will learn how to “think psychopharmacologically,” especially regarding the benefits and side effects of each class of medicine.
02/26/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS07 Tuesday, February 26
WS07: Multitiered Assessment and Intervention for Students With Significant Academic Needs
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
IDEA and ESSA require multitiered systems of services and supports for students demonstrating significant academic challenges. Using a functional assessment process identifying the root causes of students’ academic challenges, this presentation discusses (a) instructional and curricular “casualties”; (b) remediation, modification, or accommodation strategies; (c) assistive supports; and (d) skill versus curricular Tier 2 strategies and interventions. Though focused on the elementary level and literacy and math, many points can be generalized to other academic concerns.
02/26/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
DS003 Tuesday, February 26
DS003: The Why, What and How of Integrating Supports to Advance a Whole Child Approach
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
3:00 PM—4:20 PM
Schools that espouse a whole child approach acknowledge the interconnection between students’ academic, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being and strive to integrate supports across these domains of development and functioning. This documented session will discuss the why (rationale and evidence supporting), what (specific prevention, intervention, and assessment practices), and how (methods for integrating and strategically implementing such an approach) of a whole child approach. The session will use a combination of engaging lecture, videos, and interactive opportunities to reflect on and discuss key ideas. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/26/2019 3:00 PM 4:20 PM
WS08 Wednesday, February 27
WS08: Addressing Trauma Among Youth in Schools: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—10:30 AM
Many youth experience trauma-inducing situations, including one-time events (e.g., an accident or natural disaster) and protracted circumstances (e.g., sexual abuse, extreme bullying). Trauma occurs when an individual lacks the internal resources to cope with or respond to such experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn how to use cognitive–behavioral approaches in schools to help students recover from trauma. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how to develop treatment plans, implement these plans, monitor student progress, and consult with staff to promote trauma-informed environments.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 10:30 AM
WS09 Wednesday, February 27
WS09: Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders—Introductory Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—10:30 AM
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect multiple areas of functioning, demanding a multidisciplinary approach to conceptualization, diagnosis, and intervention. With the prevalence of ASD rising, clinicians need to be aware of the signs of ASD and the impact of sociocultural factors on effective detection. This workshop will help practitioners identify, assess, and diagnose symptoms of ASD from infancy through young adulthood using state-of-the-art measures and best practices in the field.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 10:30 AM
WS10A Wednesday, February 27
WS10A: Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: Top Techniques for Influencing Challenging Students—Introductory Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—10:30 AM
Counseling adolescent students can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. To address this challenge, participants in this workshop will refine their skills for managing resistance and implementing specific brief counseling techniques. Using video clips, live demonstrations, and other learning activities, the workshop presents four essential principles and 10 assessment and engagement strategies for influencing “tough students.” Group discussion, breakout skill-building, and other learning activities will be integrated. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS010B, 2:30–5:45, Wednesday, February 27. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS010B.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 10:30 AM
WS11 Wednesday, February 27
WS11: Behavior Curriculum Protocols: An MTSS-B Roadmap for Supporting All Students
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—10:30 AM
This presentation will describe an evidence-based approach to planning and coordinating problem-solving and intervention efforts across a district or building, specifically focusing on Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports. Workshop attendees will learn how to develop a behavior curriculum protocol that supports high-quality, consistent intervention services within a building or district. Example protocols will be discussed, highlighting important considerations and useful strategies to prepare attendees for creating and successfully implementing their own behavior curriculum protocols.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 10:30 AM
WS32A Wednesday, February 27
WS32A: Introduction to Neuropsychology for the School Psychologist
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—12:15 PM
This 6-hour workshop will address basic functional neuroanatomy from a neurodevelopmental perspective. School psychologists will be introduced to translational neuropsychology because theoretical and functional concepts of neuropsychology are linked to cognitive processes (auditory, visual, linguistic, memory, sensory-motor, and social–emotional) and cognitive products (reading, math, written expression, and social relationships). Principles of neuropsychological assessment and intervention for academic and social issues are related to common school psychology best practices. Content will be similar to the NASP 2018 convention workshop Basic Training in Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists. This workshop has an intentional 4-hour break to allow time for the keynote address and exhibit hall opening. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS032B, 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1:30–4:45 p.m., Thursday, February 28. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS032B.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 12:15 PM
WS10B Wednesday, February 27
WS10B: Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: Top Techniques for Influencing Challenging Students—Advanced Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:15 AM—10:30 AM
In this advanced workshop, participants will learn 10 (or more) specific counseling techniques designed to promote positive change in middle and high school students. Using video clips, live demonstrations, and role-playing practice, participants will refine their skills for implementing change strategies with students. Techniques include problem solving, empowered storytelling, cognitive storytelling, cognitive–behavioral therapy for anger management, the three-step emotional change trick, early interpretations, and the fool-in-the-ring. Diversity-sensitive approaches will be highlighted. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop W1S0A. Previous participation in WS010A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/27/2019 7:15 AM 10:30 AM
DS004 Wednesday, February 27
DS004: Crisis Intervention in a Time of Social Media
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 AM—10:20 AM
This session begins with lecture and discussion identifying the dangers and opportunities of social media use during crises. The effects of texting, blogs, microblogs, and image and video sharing will be examined. The session also will explore smartphone applications relevant to crisis intervention and identify technology that can support crisis communications. Time will be allocated for discussion of social media use during times of crisis. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/27/2019 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
FS003 Wednesday, February 27
FS003: Addressing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Through an Equity Lens: School Psychologists' Roles
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 AM—10:20 AM
Poverty, race, culture, religion, or zip code should not determine a child’s trajectory, opportunity, and eventual life success. This presentation will delve into how schools and systems, including early education programs and systems, can best serve children, families, and communities by dismantling and eradicating barriers to opportunities. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/27/2019 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
WS32A Wednesday, February 27
WS32A: Introduction to Neuropsychology for the School Psychologist
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
1:30 PM—5:45 PM
This 6-hour workshop will address basic functional neuroanatomy from a neurodevelopmental perspective. School psychologists will be introduced to translational neuropsychology because theoretical and functional concepts of neuropsychology are linked to cognitive processes (auditory, visual, linguistic, memory, sensory-motor, and social–emotional) and cognitive products (reading, math, written expression, and social relationships). Principles of neuropsychological assessment and intervention for academic and social issues are related to common school psychology best practices. Content will be similar to the NASP 2018 convention workshop Basic Training in Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists. This workshop has an intentional 4-hour break to allow time for the keynote address and exhibit hall opening. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS032B, 9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and 1:30–4:45 p.m., Thursday, February 28. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS032B.
02/27/2019 1:30 PM 5:45 PM
WS12 Wednesday, February 27
WS12: Update on Psychiatric Disorders for School Psychologists
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2:30 PM—5:45 PM
This workshop will review the psychiatric disorders that school psychologists most frequently encounter, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder. The workshop reviews the presentations of these disorders, their relationships with comorbid disorders, the recent research about these disorders, and the most up-to-date approaches to treatment. Controversies, such as that concerning childhood bipolar disorder, will also be reviewed.
02/27/2019 2:30 PM 5:45 PM
WS13 Wednesday, February 27
WS13: Reducing Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Creating Positive School Climates
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2:30 PM—5:45 PM
Multiple events have negatively affected physical and psychological safety in schools, leading to increased fear, anxiety, anger, and divisiveness. This presentation will focus on how to help our students, families, and colleagues understand, process, and cope with the emotions caused by these events. Specific NASP resources will be shared to facilitate respectful conversations that promote a safe and inclusive environment for all, including refugee and marginalized students, to positively influence physical and psychological safety.
02/27/2019 2:30 PM 5:45 PM
WS14 Wednesday, February 27
WS14: Translating Assessment Results Into Recommendations for Intervention Strategies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder&Mdash;Advanced Workshop
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2:30 PM—5:45 PM
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) demand specialized treatment based on each individual’s unique profile of strengths and vulnerabilities. This workshop will help translate results of comprehensive evaluations into effective treatment and intervention strategies that can be used in the school system. The workshop will present current research and evidence-based practices on fostering functional independence in the areas of social communication and interaction, behavioral regulation, and adaptive behavior. Use of supports that enhance academic and educational functioning will also be discussed.
02/27/2019 2:30 PM 5:45 PM
FS004 Wednesday, February 27
FS004: A Conversation With Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2:30 PM—3:50 PM
This interactive session will be a conversational “fireside chat” with Dr. Tatum, clinical psychologist and author of the best-selling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? and Other Conversations About Race. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/27/2019 2:30 PM 3:50 PM
DS005 Wednesday, February 27
DS005: The Power of Relationships in Building Hope and Resiliency in Children
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:00 PM—4:20 PM
Participants will learn how blending academics, behavior, family engagement, community outreach, and trauma-informed care through the MTSS-B framework has benefited Laconia schools. Using the framework, schools are able to focus on the power of relationships with students, staff, and families to support resiliency in the face of ongoing home and community risk factors. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/27/2019 3:00 PM 4:20 PM
WS34 Thursday, February 28
WS34: PREPaRE Workshop 2 (3rd Edition): Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools PILOT WORKSHOP
Thursday, February 28, 2019
8:00 AM—3:30 PM
IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is part of the PREPaRE curriculum third edition pilot testing. Participants will receive full credit for being trained in the third edition of this workshop. They will receive draft materials as part of the workshop itself and then access to the official materials once they are finalized. Third Edition Training of Trainer workshops will be available starting fall 2019. Districts will begin to be able to request and schedule third edition core workshops starting late fall 2019. Please also note that districts and trainers currently using the second edition curriculum will be able to continue doing so until June 2020, giving them time to upgrade to the third edition. There will be an online process for second edition trainers to upgrade to the third edition starting fall 2019.
Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also helps to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.
02/28/2019 8:00 AM 3:30 PM
FS005 Thursday, February 28
FS005: School Psychologists as Prevention Specialists: Helping Children Become School Ready
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—10:20 AM
Young children need competencies and skill sets that are formed through interactions and relationships in their earliest years. This session will present an evidence-based family engagement intervention for supporting children and families as they prepare to begin school. Findings from several research studies and implications for practice will be reviewed. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 10:20 AM
WS15 Thursday, February 28
WS15: Current Issues in Special Education Law Affective the Practice of School Psychology—Introductory Workshop
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
This presentation will explain how to access and incorporate the laws, regulations, and legal decisions associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) in your daily practice of school psychology and to develop strategies to minimize litigation while meeting the needs of students. The workshop will be delivered through PowerPoint presentation with supplemental materials that include excerpts from legal decisions.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS16 Thursday, February 28
WS16: Advanced Workshop on Designing Executive Skill Interventions
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
This workshop focuses on designing interventions for students with executive skill challenges on an individual, whole class, and whole school basis. Through case examples, intervention design templates, and numerous examples of teaching strategies, participants should leave the workshop able to assist parents and teachers in developing effective interventions for students with executive skill weaknesses. Interventions discussed include environmental modifications, teaching procedures, the use of incentives, and coaching to support executive skill development.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS17 Thursday, February 28
WS17: What Every School Psychologist Needs to Know About the Effects of Media on the Health of Children and Adolescents
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
The media represent one of the most important and underrecognized influences on the development of children and adolescents. But how far does their influence actually extend? Do violent video games result in mass shootings? Does sexual content lead to earlier sexual intercourse? Are the media responsible for the current epidemic of child and adolescent obesity? This workshop will address these and many other current questions and controversies about media effects and young people.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS18A Thursday, February 28
WS18A: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: Skills and Techniques—Introductory Workshop
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
The workshop illustrates core skills and techniques of brief solution-focused counseling, a practical, culture-sensitive, research-supported, and increasingly popular approach to resolving social–emotional and behavioral problems at all grade levels. Participants will learn how to build cooperative relationships with difficult students and with caregivers, use solution talk, and build on exceptions. Videos and short practice exercises will help you apply workshop techniques on the job the very next day. This introductory workshop will be followed by advanced workshop WS018B, 1:30–4:45, Thursday, February 27. Participation in this workshop is not a requirement for attending WS018B.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
WS32B Thursday, February 28
WS32B: Advanced Neuropsychology for the School Psychologist
Thursday, February 28, 2019
9:00 AM—12:15 PM
This 6-hour advanced workshop will focus on two different areas related to neuropsychology. The first section will provide information and research on the neuropsychology and neuroimaging with autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, and ADHD. The second section of the workshop will focus on new research on the seven neuroaffective bases of emotion and on a new model of affective education that includes a biopsychosocial approach to resilience. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop WS032A. Previous participation in WS032A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/28/2019 9:00 AM 12:15 PM
DS006 Thursday, February 28
DS006: Bilingual Assessment: Avoiding Common Pitfalls to Implement Best Practices
Thursday, February 28, 2019
10:00 AM—11:20 AM
Through the use of direct instruction and discussion of applied principles, this session will focus on the best practices of assessment with bilingual populations. In particular, the session will emphasize addressing the common pitfalls and challenges in assessing bilingual students while presenting best practices. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/28/2019 10:00 AM 11:20 AM
FS006 Thursday, February 28
FS006: Stop And Think: Why Cling to What Does Not Work?
Thursday, February 28, 2019
11:00 AM—11:50 AM
There is a well-confirmed knowledge base that can equip school psychologists to make positive differences for children. The only way to find the time to engage in effective activities is to STOP devoting resources to ineffective practices. We will talk about what works and challenge school psychologists to do what works. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/28/2019 11:00 AM 11:50 AM
DS007 Thursday, February 28
DS007: Self-Care is Best Practice
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:00 PM—2:20 PM
Using video clips, empirical data, and neuroscience, participants will be persuaded that self-care is a non-negotiable necessity. Participants will identify their chronic stressors and learn mindfulness and self-care strategies to protect against burnout. Finally, each participant will develop a customized plan to create habits of daily self-care. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/28/2019 1:00 PM 2:20 PM
WS32B Thursday, February 28
WS32B: Advanced Neuropsychology for the School Psychologist
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
This 6-hour advanced workshop will focus on two different areas related to neuropsychology. The first section will provide information and research on the neuropsychology and neuroimaging with autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, and ADHD. The second section of the workshop will focus on new research on the seven neuroaffective bases of emotion and on a new model of affective education that includes a biopsychosocial approach to resilience. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop WS032A. Previous participation in WS032A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/28/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS18B Thursday, February 28
WS18B: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: Skills and Techniques—Advanced Workshop 2019
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
For participants familiar with basic principles and practices of solution-focused counseling (SFC), this workshop jumps right into on-site demonstrations and hands-on exercises to deepen and expand your use of advanced techniques—externalizing the problem, interviewing the internalized other, designing culture-friendly interventions from student resources, writing therapeutic letters, and more. A short Q&A period will further assist you in applying advanced SFC techniques on the job the very next day. This advanced workshop follows the earlier introductory workshop WS018A. Previous participation in WS018A is not a requirement for attending this workshop.
02/28/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS19 Thursday, February 28
WS19: Legally Defensible Section 504 Practices
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
This workshop will review the laws and regulations associated with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with detailed discussion on determining eligibility and developing and reviewing a Section 504 plan. The workshop will be delivered through PowerPoint presentation with supplemental materials that include excerpts from legal decisions.
02/28/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS20 Thursday, February 28
WS20: Dimensions of Wellness: A School District Approach to Prevention and Intervention
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
Using a multitiered system of support for behavioral health and wellness (MTSS-B) framework, the Laconia School District has implemented comprehensive overhauls in all schools beginning in the 2014–2015 year. Our MTSS-B framework includes Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF), Trauma-Sensitive Schools (TSS), Student Assistance Program (SAP), and Responsive Classroom (RC). Using this framework has allowed for seamless implementation of universal, targeted, and intensive supports for all students.
02/28/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
WS21 Thursday, February 28
WS21: Solutions for Chronic Absenteeism
Thursday, February 28, 2019
1:30 PM—4:45 PM
Across the nation, there is a growing focus and concern about the number of students who are chronically absent. This workshop provides practical strategies that can make a dramatic difference in attendance for all students in your school. Learn about variables that you can manipulate to improve student attendance through universal prevention and through targeted and intensive function-based intervention. This workshop will focus on individuals who require Tier 2 or Tier 3 support.
02/28/2019 1:30 PM 4:45 PM
FS007 Thursday, February 28
FS007: NASP Distinguished Lecture: Belonging, Identity, and Behavior—Engaging the Potential of Diverse Student Learners
Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:30 PM—3:50 PM
This session will focus on promoting resilience and well-being of diverse students in schools. Participants will learn how activating culturally grounded protective factors can unlock the potential of historically marginalized learners. Research results on culturally responsive school engagement and effective strategies for school personnel will be presented. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
02/28/2019 2:30 PM 3:50 PM
DS008 Thursday, February 28
DS008: Student Data Privacy and Security in the Digital Age
Thursday, February 28, 2019
3:00 PM—4:20 PM
This interactive lecture will offer best practices to help your district respect student privacy rights under FERPA and other federal and state legislation. The session will focus on Web-based Individualized Education Programs, cloud storage, classroom apps, video and audio recording, and student tracking devices. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee and will be repeated as DS009, 10:00–11:20 a.m., Friday, March 1.
02/28/2019 3:00 PM 4:20 PM
WS34 Friday, March 1
WS34: PREPaRE Workshop 2 (3rd Edition): Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools PILOT WORKSHOP
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:00 AM—3:30 PM
IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is part of the PREPaRE curriculum third edition pilot testing. Participants will receive full credit for being trained in the third edition of this workshop. They will receive draft materials as part of the workshop itself and then access to the official materials once they are finalized. Third Edition Training of Trainer workshops will be available starting fall 2019. Districts will begin to be able to request and schedule third edition core workshops starting late fall 2019. Please also note that districts and trainers currently using the second edition curriculum will be able to continue doing so until June 2020, giving them time to upgrade to the third edition. There will be an online process for second edition trainers to upgrade to the third edition starting fall 2019. Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this PREPaRE workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also helps to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.
03/01/2019 8:00 AM 3:30 PM
WS22 Friday, March 1
WS22: Functional Assessment Consultation Support
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:30 AM—11:45 AM
This workshop will present a model for conducting school-based consultation that explicitly embeds functional assessment into the behavioral consultation model. The workshop incorporates innovations that were not available when behavioral consultation was originally designed (e.g., reinforcer validation, performance-deficit analysis). Guidance will be given in how to conceptualize, structure, and interpret the results to present the consultee with evidence-based treatment options for classroom application. Research and case examples will be presented to illustrate the process.
03/01/2019 8:30 AM 11:45 AM
WS23 Friday, March 1
WS23: The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:30 AM—11:45 AM
This workshop will discuss specific neurobiological factors related to the development of emotional regulation and social skill functioning. There will be a detailed discussion of various emotional conditions, such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, as well as the role of bullying behavior in schools. Schools can enhance emotional wellness in children through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment strategies, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.
03/01/2019 8:30 AM 11:45 AM
WS24 Friday, March 1
WS24: Best Practices in Suicide Prevention and Intervention in Schools
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:30 AM—11:45 AM
Youth suicide rates have risen steadily since 2007, and many states have responded with legislation mandating staff training and comprehensive suicide prevention policies in schools. This workshop, presented by the authors of NASP’s “Best Practices in Suicide Prevention and Intervention,” a chapter in Best Practices in School Psychology, will focus on current strategies of suicide prevention and intervention. Topics to be discussed include gatekeeper programming for staff and parents; depression screening for students, and guidelines for intervening with suicidal students, including assessment, parental notification, reentry, and safety planning.
03/01/2019 8:30 AM 11:45 AM
WS25 Friday, March 1
WS25: School-Based CBT for Depressed Children and Adolescents.
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:30 AM—11:45 AM
Depression among youth is an increasingly important concern. This workshop will review the cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment protocol developed for the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study. Using lectures and role-playing, the workshop will present a range of cognitive and behavioral assessment and treatment strategies. The goals will be practical—to provide cutting-edge, empirically supported CBT treatment strategies for depressed youth and to familiarize participants with the empirical evidence that supports the treatments’ utility.
03/01/2019 8:30 AM 11:45 AM
WS26 Friday, March 1
WS26: Developing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Tier 1 Learning Environments Within MTSS/RTI for English Language Learners
Friday, March 01, 2019
8:30 AM—11:45 AM
In this workshop, participants will review a framework of seven integral factors that influence achievement and well-being for ELLs. The workshop will consider system-wide, school, and grade-level instruction, interventions, and assessment that make the learning environment in Tier 1 culturally and linguistically responsive for all students, including ELLs. Participants will learn how to use this framework within MTSS.
03/01/2019 8:30 AM 11:45 AM
DS009 Friday, March 1
DS009: Student Data Privacy and Security in the Digital Age
Friday, March 01, 2019
10:00 AM—11:20 AM
This interactive lecture will offer best practices to help your district respect student privacy rights under FERPA and other federal and state legislation. The session will focus on Web-based Individualized Education Programs, cloud storage, classroom apps, video and audio recording, and student tracking devices. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee and is a repeat of session DS008, 3:00–4:20 p.m., Thursday, February 28.
03/01/2019 10:00 AM 11:20 AM
DS010 Friday, March 1
DS010: Demystifying Social Justice and Equitable Practice
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:00 PM—1:20 PM
Social justice can be a nebulous concept. Some may feel comfortable with the term, while others struggle with integrating this concept into their professional practice. Using NASP resources, this session will provide practical suggestions for embedding a social justice paradigm into school psychological services for students, families, schools, and communities. This session is sponsored by the Convention Committee.
03/01/2019 12:00 PM 1:20 PM
WS27 Friday, March 1
WS27: The Neuropsychology of Trauma-Sensitive Assessment
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:45 PM—4:00 PM
This workshop will explore five prominent brain changes that result from trauma and discuss how academic learning, behavior, and emotional wellness can be affected by excess stress and anxiety. Discussion will explore how schools can better recognize, screen, and provide appropriate intervention services for children who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. Developing school-wide trauma practices will be featured, along with key trauma screening tools.
03/01/2019 12:45 PM 4:00 PM
WS28 Friday, March 1
WS28: Proactively Addressing Emotional Dysregulation: DBT Skills for Adolescents
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:45 PM—4:00 PM
This workshop will discuss the development and practice of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) STEPS-A skills as an upstream approach to emotion regulation, decision making, and distress tolerance. Participants will learn to use the skills to prevent or reduce the number of adolescents who engage in self-harming and, particularly, suicidal behavior. Most social–emotional learning programs at the secondary level do not focus on skills for emotional dysregulation. This workshop will provide participants with the background and demonstration of selected DBT skills for helping adolescents manage their emotions and behavioral difficulties.
03/01/2019 12:45 PM 4:00 PM
WS29 Friday, March 1
WS29: What Do I Do Now? Suicide Postvention in Schools
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:45 PM—4:00 PM
Providing leadership in the aftermath of a student or staff death by suicide requires knowledge of best practice strategies, culturally responsive resources, and collaboration with local mental health advocates. This workshop, by two reviewers of the After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools (2nd ed.), will focus on designing postvention plans that prepare staff for their role in identifying students at risk; addressing memorials; and using safe messaging on news, print, and social media to limit contagion.
03/01/2019 12:45 PM 4:00 PM
WS30 Friday, March 1
WS30: Keep Calm—Effective Techniques for Helping Anxious Youth
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:45 PM—4:00 PM
Anxiety among youth is an important concern. It’s common and places youth at risk for a range of academic, social, and emotional difficulties. Research indicates that cognitive, social, biological, and environmental factors interact in placing youth at risk, and that cognitive–behavioral approaches can be helpful for treating anxiety. This workshop will discuss practical, evidence-based strategies for helping anxious children and adolescents.
03/01/2019 12:45 PM 4:00 PM
WS31 Friday, March 1
WS31: Optimizing Learning Environments for English Language Learners (ELLs) With Special Educational Needs
Friday, March 01, 2019
12:45 PM—4:00 PM
In this interactive workshop, practitioners will consider possible explanations for observable behaviors from both an ELL perspective and special educational perspective. Classroom-based research on instructional approaches and strategies for bilingual learners with special educational needs will be summarized. Research and resources to support ELLs’ home languages and cultures in multilingual settings will be highlighted.
03/01/2019 12:45 PM 4:00 PM