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  • 2021 Handouts

Research-based Strategies for Developing Comprehension for K-12 Learners

Sarah M. Lupo, Ph.D.

Presentation Slides | Handout (PDF) | Handout (Word) | Scaffolding Guide | Other resources (Shared Google Folder)

Cultivating Perspective: Examining Racism in Schools Directed Towards Native Americans 

Olivia G. Holter, PhD, NCSP

Presentation SlidesHandout

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM): Best Practices for K-12 Schools

Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC

Presentation Slides | Presentation Slides (six/page) | Resource Mapping | School-Based Threat Assessment Guide | Intervention Plan | Screening Tool

Assessing and Treating Anxiety in Schools during a Global Pandemic

Nathan Fite, PhD 

Presentation Slides | Interoceptive Log | Mindfulness

Effective Teaming within Integrated MTSS

Justyn Poulos, Director of MTSS, OSPI & Susan Ruby, Ph.D., NCSP, Director, EWU School Psychology Hybrid Program

Presentation Slides Resource Page | Structured Meeting Agendas - Integrated MTSS


  • 2020 Handouts

Cognitive Profile Analysis in School Psychology: Caveat Emptor
Ryan McGill, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP, Assistant Professor & Director, School Psychology Program, William & Mary

Supporting Students Who Have Been Displaced or Recently Immigrated
Tracey Scherr, Ph.D., NCSP, Professor, School Psychology Program, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater


Optimizing Technology: Applications for School Psychologists
Dan Florell, Ph.D., NCSP, Associate Professor, School Psychology Program, Eastern Kentucky University

Cyberbullying: The Offspring of Social Media and Adolescent Development
Dan Florell, Ph.D., NCSP, Associate Professor, School Psychology Program, Eastern Kentucky University Presentation Slides Part 1  |  Presentation Slides Part 2

The Identification of Emotional Disturbance: Addressing Disproportionality (Part One)
Stephen Brock, NCSP, LEP, Professor & Program Coordinator, School Psychology Program, California State University

The Identification of Emotional Disturbance: Addressing Disproportionality (Part Two)
Stephen Brock, NCSP, LEP, Professor & Program Coordinator, School Psychology Program, California State University Presentation Slides Part 1  | Presentation Slides Part 2

Building and Sustaining MTSS Implementation to Improve Inclusionary Practices 
Justyn Poulos, Director of MTSS, OSPI; Lee Collyer, Program Supervisor, Special Education Outcomes/Restraint and Isolation, OSPI

Decreasing Bias and Increasing Representation of Gifted Students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds

Desiree Vega, Ph.D., NCSP, Associate Professor, School Psychology Program, University of Arizona

Handout 1 | Handout 2 

  • 2019 Handouts

Designing ESSA –Friendly Multi-Tiered Systems for Academically and Behaviorally Struggling Students

Howie Knoff, Ph.D. President, Project ACHIEVE Educational Services, Little Rock, AR


Tough Kids, Cool Counseling (Part I) Assessment and Engagement

John Sommers Flanagan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Counselor Education - University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Tough Kids, Cool Counseling (Part II) Specific Counseling Techniques and Strategies

John Sommers Flanagan, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Counselor Education - University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Behavior Analytic Problem Solving

Mark W. Steege, Ph.D. Professor, Licensed Psychologist - Department of Educational and School Psychology University of Southern Maine


Treatment Analysis: Putting the RTI in FBA

Mark W. Steege, Ph.D. Professor, Licensed Psychologist - Department of Educational and School Psychology University of Southern Maine


  • 2018 Handouts

A Comprehensive Developmental Approach to the Diagnostic Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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

School Psychologists Consulting Around Issues Related to Classroom Management
David Hulac, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, School Psychology Program, University of Northern Colorado

Best Practices in Threat Assessment I: What You Need to Know
Linda M. Kanan, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, and Expert Witness

Behavior Screening in Schools: Using Population-based Data to Guide Interventions
Katie Eklund, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Educational, School & Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri

Using Safe and Sound Threat Assessment II: Lessons From the Field
Linda M. Kanan, Ph.D., Consultant, Trainer, and Expert Witness

Functional Assessment Consultation Support
Edward J. Daly, Ph.D., Professor of Educational (School) Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Characteristics and Attributes of Effective Leaders
Laurie Anne Harrison, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Immediate Past President of WSASP


  • 2017 Handouts

Core Strategies of Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: A Toolbox of Practical Techniques
John Murphy, Professor of Psychology, University of Central Arkansas


Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: Advanced Skills and Strategies
John Murphy – Professor of Psychology, University of Central Arkansas


School Psychology in the 21st Century: Objective data/Subjective Decision-Making
Steve Hirsch – School Psychologist, Shorecrest High School

Diagnosing ADHD: Conducting Valid, Comprehensive, and Collaborative Assessments
Caroline Buzanko – Licensed Psychologist, Koru Family Psychology (Alberta)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Schools: A Tiered Approach 
Linda Raffaele Mendez, Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of South Florida

Handout 1               Handout 2

The Ethics of Scientific Thinking
Kathy McNamara, Ph.D., Professor & Associate Dean, College of Sciences & Health Professions, Cleveland State University

Medication and Diagnoses in the School Setting
Kevin Kalikow, Clinical Assistant Professor and Child Psychiatrist, New York Medical College

An Ounce of Prevention: Universal Screening for Emotional Behavioral Needs
Jennifer Rose, School Psychologist
, Loyola Community and Family Services (Chicago)

  • 2016 Handouts

Disproportionality in Special Education: The School Psychologist's Contribution
Steve Hirsch, PhD, NCSP, School Psychologist - Shoreline School District

Tiered supports for culturally and linguistically diverse students
Dacia McCoy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Behavior Analysis – University of Cincinnati
Wallace Larkin, M.Ed.

Data 1 Handout
Data 2 Handout

The assessment of the CLD population: a fifty-year dilemma. What progress has been made, what issues remain?
Sam Ortiz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology – St. John’s University

When the Minority is the Majority: Perspectives from and Issues Arising in School Districts that are not Predominately White
Tracy Wilson, M.Ed. – Executive Director Special Services – Pasco School District; Pedro Gonzalez, M.Ed. – Bilingual School Psychologist – Pasco School District; Norm Dorpat - School Psychologist – Chief Leschi Schools, Puyallup

Handout

Cognitive Assessment of English Language Learners
Bryn Harris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of School Psychology – University of Colorado Denver

Being an Equity-Oriented Practitioner: Centering Educational Equity in Everyday Practice
Seena Skelton, PhD, Project Director Great Lakes Equity Center


Addressing the IDEA Exclusionary Clauses in the Evaluation of Specific Learning Disabilities with English Language Learners
Chieh Li, Ed.D., NCSP, Associate Professor and Direct of Clinical Training – Northeastern University


Handout 1

Handout 2

Understanding Cultural Validity in Testing
Michael Orosco, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education – University of Kansas

Evaluation of ELL Students for the Possibility of Special Education Qualification
Steve Gill, M.Ed., School Psychologist – Kent School District

  • 2015 Handouts

Universal Screening and Selective Mental Health Services within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Building Capacity to Implement the First Two Tiers 
Clayton Cook, University of Washington

Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Motivate Students to Change
Kevin King, University of Washington

Modularized Approach to Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
Aaron Lyon, University of Washington

The Representation of The Mental Health Services Delivery Model on the IEP
Lihi Rosenthal and Wendy Durst, Seneca Family of Agencies

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Nathaniel Jungbluth, presenting for Shannon Dorsey

Overview of School-Based Mental Health and the Role of the School Psychologist
Clayton Cook, University of Washington

Prevention and Treatment of Depression
Sam Song, Seattle University

Suicide Prevention and Assessment
James Mazza, University of Washington

Clinical Exotica: Treatments for Use in School Settings
Clayton Cook, University of Minnesota & University of Washington

  • 2014 Handouts

Establishing underachievement through multiple sources-one foundational piece of SLD eligibility
Steve Hirsch

Reconceptualizing Underachievement
Thoughts on the initial HS Evaluation

Application of CHC Theory and Cross-Battery Assessment to SLD Identification
Vincent Alfonso

Application of CHC Theory and Cross-Battery Assessment

Obstacles implementing a PSW approach: The Vancouver Experience
Bill Link


The Vancouver Experience

Utilizing referral or re-evaluation data to develop a PSW Hypothesis: The Shorecrest HS Inferential Model 
Laura Ploudre, Steve Hirsh

Shorecrest HS Inferential Model
PSW Chart

PSW Template

High School Initial Evaluation
Tying it all together: A comprehensive evaluation process for the determination of SLD eligibility 
Susan Ruby, Bill Link, Steve Hirsch

Session PPT

The Franklin Pierce Model: RTI and SLD Eligibility
Bill Rasplica

Session PPT

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