Washington State Association
of School Psychologists    

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

2019 Spring Lecture Series

The 2019 Spring Lecture Series is now open for registration! Click here to find more information and register!

Archived Spring Lecture Series

You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series, dating back to 2014, for a discounted price! Please go here for more information.

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

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

Training Opportunities

The following professional development opportunities are provided at the request of the presenters or agencies providing the training. If you would like to submit your event to be included on this page, please send details to webmaster@wsasp.org.

Alaska School Psychologists Association presents:
2018 Annual Fall Conference

ASPA's annual Fall Conference is scheduled for October 24-26, 2018. Email ASPA President Elect Shelley Greenwood at shelley.greenwood@matsuk12.us if you have any questions. She’s planning something new for the ASPA fall 2018 conference, including trying to plan a session from 4-8pm Wednesday evening (the 24th), probably either ethics related or Q & A regarding mental health services in school. This is in the works still so more information to follow. So far the presenters are:

  • Dr. Dan Florell – he will be speaking on tech ethics & telehealth and ethics
  • Dr. Jerry Wilde – he will be speaking on anger management
  • Dr. Vincent Alfonso – he will be speaking on cross battery assessment
  • Dr. Clayton Cook (still working on confirming him) – he will be speaking on mental health services in schools and working with outside agencies

As planning continues, please visit this link for updated information.

Washington’s Inaugural MTSS Conference:
MTSS Fest 2018
MTSS: Progress, Not Perfection

Registration is OPEN for Washington's Inagural MTSS Conference - MTSS Fest 2018.  The conference is titled Gearing Up for MTSS: Progress, Not Perfection. MTSS Fest 2018 will be held at the Seattle Airport Marriott, November 5-6, 2018.  OSPI, in partnership with The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII), is pleased to bring you some outstanding national and state speakers and an opportunity to do some planning with your team. The blue section on the main OSPI MTSS page will link you the conference information. As conference details are finalized, the MTSS Fest 2018 conference flyer and quick links will be updated. If you are just looking for the direct link to the registration page it is here. Space is limited - register soon! Contact mtssfest@esd113.org if you have questions.

Gonzaga University's School of Education & 
School of Law Presents:
A Forum on School Safety: Shared Responsibility 
for a Safer Future

The Gonzaga School of Education is co-hosting an event with the School of Law called School Safety: Shared Responsibility for a Safer Future on October 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The forum is held in Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center Ballroom, is open to the community and is free of charge. Kristina Anderson, Virginia Tech shooting survivor, will moderate a panel of 5 professionals who each experience school safety issues in a unique way. The forum is immediately following the PREPaRE workshop and is very close to the EWU Spokane Campus, so it may be a great opportunity for the PREPaRE participants to attend as well.

Link for more information

Gonzaga University's School of Education
4th Annual Assessments Conference: 
"The Assessment of Diverse Individuals: Cultural 
and Language Considerations"

Taking place on March 22, 2019, The School of Education proudly offers the 4th Annual Assessment Conference, a professional development opportunity that provides school psychologists and other education professionals cutting-edge material focused on assessment of diverse students and how to best serve them. Come hear from renowned professionals in the assessment field including keynote Elaine Fletcher-Janzen of the Chicago School, Dr. Monica Oganes, and Steven Gill of Kent School District. Clock hours offered.

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, Inc. is offering a wide variety of live webinars over the next several months. The following webinars are at 1:00pm Central Time. The dates and topics are provided below:

  • October 3, 2018: Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting
  • October 19, 2018: Autism – Strategies for Self-Regulation
  • October 23, 2018: The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships
  • October 31, 2018: Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response
  • November 5, 2018: Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies
  • November 16, 2018: Harm Reduction – A Framework for Change, Choice and Control
  • November 21, 2018: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently
  • November 30, 2018: Self-Injury Behavior in Youth – Strategies for Helping
  • December 11, 2018: Mindfulness – Overview and Awareness
  • December 12, 2018: De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™
  • December 18, 2018: Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience
  • Linking Assessment Results to Instructional Modifications, Accommodations, Remedial Programs, and Compensatory Strategies (Dawn P. Flanagan, Ph.D.)
  • Understanding the Best Available Strategies and Interventions for Reading Comprehension Difficulties (Steve Feifer, Ed.D.)
  • Practical Strategies and Interventions for Students with Memory Difficulties (Milton Dehn, Ed.D.)
  • Interventions that Improve Academic Outcomes for Students with Difficulties in Executive Functions (George McCloskey, Ph.D.)

Link for more information  

eLearning for Educators

The eLearning for Educators Project is now located at The Evergreen State College. This project, one of the OSPI Special Education State Needs Projects, offers online courses designed for busy K-12 educators who serve students with disabilities. These courses focus on special education state initiatives and other relevant topics in special education.

Link for more information

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Cheney, WA 99004
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