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    • September 27, 2018
    • September 29, 2019
    • Online
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    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: 
    Ethical Issues for School Psychologist


    Abstract:

    Historically, most associations’ ethical standards speak to the Good, - What should professionals do to be ethical.  They should be good communicators, good collaborators, good service providers etc.  These definitions have strong cultural foundations.  The Washington State Code of Conduct was implemented in the early 1990s and represents the Bad – what you should not do e.g. falsification of data, abandonment of generally recognized professional standards etc.  The Code specifies different levels of sanctions and their burden of proof. School Psychologists are certified by OSPI and unethical behavior can be punished by the OSPI’s Office of Professional Practice (OPP).  Punishment comes in one of three forms:  revocation of one’s certificate, suspension of one’s certificate, or a reprimand.  How do the NASP ethical standards and Code of Conduct coexist?  How are they different from ethics around the world and how does culture influence these?  What are the implications for professional practice? 

    About the Presenter:

    Phillip Koester is a certified school psychologist and school counselor.  He has worked in Washington State public schools for 21 years and overseas for 12 years.  He is past president of WSASP. Phillip was appointed by two superintendents of public instruction to represent WSASP on the Admissions and Professional Conduct Advisory Committee (APCAC). He also served for many years as the WSASP ethics chair. He is married to Liane, an educator, and they recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.  They are proud parents of 2 adult children, one a civil engineer and the other a MBA educated rock climbing guide. Their adult children are both “third culture kids” who, grew up overseas, travelled the world, and are very culturally competent people.  In recent years Phillip has learned to scuba dive and rock climb, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

    This webinar satisfies the ethical practice
    requirement for NCSP renewal.


    **You are viewing a pre-recorded video, which was recorded for the 2018 Spring Lecture Series

    • January 15, 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • January 20, 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
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    You can now access previously aired Spring Lecture Series (SLS)

    Register here for which session(s) you'd like and within 72 hours, you'll be sent the link to watch the video(s) you purchased.
    - The 2018 SLS is available for $40/session.
    - Previous 2014-2017 SLS sessions are available for $25-35/session.


    Any handouts that were used for any sessions are available for free at www.wsasp.org/ArchivedSLSHandouts

    If you'd like more information on the sessions, including topics, speakers, and available clock hours, click here.


    Clock Hours
    Clock hour fees are $2 per hour for non-members (they are free for WSASP Members). Upon completion of the evaluation(s), participants will be issued the appropriate clock hour verification form and non-members will be prompted to pay the applicable amount for total clock hours. Registrants are encouraged to petition their out-of-state certification offices to seek reciprocity prior to the start of the series/session. Availability of clock hours is directly linked to registration (no sharing series/session participation between two or more participants.)

    If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at contact@wsasp.org or 509-724-1587 for assistance.

    • February 22, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 31, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
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    Spring Lecture Series 2019


    Schedule
    AM Session: 9am-12pm
    PM Session: 1pm-4pm


    February 22nd, 2019

    AM Session:
    Title: Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for Multilingual Learners (Part 1)
    Speaker: Cristina
    Sánchez-López, Paridad Education Consulting, Chicago, Illinois
    Abstract


    PM Session:
    Title: Developing a Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for Multilingual Learners (Part 2)
    Speaker: Cristina Sánchez-López, Paridad Education Consulting, Chicago, IL
    Abstract

    March 15th, 2019

    AM Session:
    Title: Designing ESSA - Friendly Multi-Tiered Systems for Academically and Behaviorally Struggling Students
    Speaker: Howie Knoff, Ph.D., President, Project ACHIEVE Educational Services, Little Rock, AR
    Abstract


    PM Session:
    Title: Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: Part I, Assessment and Engagement
    Speaker
    : John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Counselor Education, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

    Abstract

    April 19th, 2019

    AM Session:
    Title: Functional Assessment for the 21st Century: Linking Tier 2 Interventions to the Seven High-Hit Reasons for Students' Changing Behavior

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


    PM Session:
    Title: Tough Kids, Cool Counseling: Part II, Specific Counseling Techniques and Strategies
    Speaker
    : John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Counselor Education, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

    Abstract

    May 3rd, 2019

    AM Session
    :
    Title: Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
    Speaker: Mark W. Steege, Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Department of Educational and School Psychology, University of Southern Main, Gorham, ME
    Abstract

    PM Session:

    Title: Treatment Analysis: Putting the RTI in FBA
    Speaker: Mark W. Steege, Ph.D., Professor, Licensed Psychologist, Department of Educational and School Psychology, University of Southern Main, Gorham, ME
    Abstract



    Evaluations will be available to you following the last webinar release (end of May). Clock hours for the entire series will be available at that time.
    There will be 24 clock hours. Clock hours will only be available for those who register for the series.

    This year's Spring Lecture Series will be offered as a full series.
    No individual pricing is available.

    Registration Fees

    WSASP Members Full Series - Members $200
      Full Series - Student members
    $100
     
     
     Non-Members Full Series
    $300

    We are now accepting Purchase Orders!  Therefore, if your registration will be paid by a district/institution, i.e. by Purchase Order, please email us at contact@wsasp.org and provide the PO Contact's name and email address. This is critical to ensure we know the status of any "pending" invoices.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Office Manager at contact@wsasp.org or 509-724-1587 for assistance.


    Please note:
    The presentations for 2/22 will only be available live and will not be recorded.
    Presentations on 3/15, 4/19 and 5/3 will be recorded and made available to registrants who couldn’t join live (will be available within a few weeks of airing).


    Clock Hours

    Clock hours are free for WSASP members. Regular membership can be purchased through our website (Join WSASP). Upon completion of the full series evaluation, participants will be issued the appropriate clock hour verification form. Registrants are encouraged to petition their out-of-state certification offices to seek reciprocity prior to the start of the series/session. Availability of clock hours is directly linked to registration (no sharing series/session participation between two or more participants.)



    • August 16, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
    Register
    2019 Secondary Summer Summit

    Hotel Bellwether
    1 Bellwether Way

    Bellingham, WA 98225

    Phone: (360) 392.3100

    Toll Free: (877) 411.1200

     August 16, 2019
    8:00am-3:30pm


    2019 Workshops

    Taming the Lions: Implementation Tips for Working with Difficult Adults on Tier 2 and 3 Plans
    Flint Simonsen, Associate Professor, Education, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

    8:30am-11:30am
     

    When planning Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavioral interventions, there may be times when working with a challenging student is the easy part. Working with adults may be the more difficult part of the behavior change process. This session will describe strategies for addressing issues of adult resistance and buy-in for the consistent implementation of behavior plans. Participants should come with concerns and problems related to implementation struggles. Practical strategies will be provided for strengthening implementation success.

    Participants will develop skills for:
    1.    
    Understanding sources of adult resistance
    2.    
    Planning responses to common behavior plan objections
    3.    
    Problem-solving barriers to implementation success

    Adolescent Executive Functioning; Recognizing Problems and Improving Performance
    Dr. Steven Guy, Co-Author of the BRIEF-2, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Private Practice, Columbus, OH.

    12:30-3:30pm

    Executive functioning demands increase dramatically during adolescence often leading to referrals for special educational evaluation.  While E.F. difficulties are evident in most conditions cared for by school psychologists, it can be challenging to determine what symptomatology are true deficits versus typical adolescent development.  It is critical for school psychologists to have a firm foundation in the topic of executive functions in order to know when and how to intervene.  This discussion will include recent progress in our understanding of executive function including concepts and theory, assessment approaches, and most importantly, evidence-based methods of interventions for improving executive functioning in adolescents. 

    This sessions is sponsored by Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)


    There is breakfast at 8am. Lunch is 11:30-12:30pm.

    Lodging

    Rooms can be reserved at The Hotel Bellwether, with a wonderful rate of for those attending the WSASP Secondary Summer Summit. To make a reservation, call the Reservations Department at (360) 392-3100 and request the group rate for Washington Association of School Psychologists. Please make your reservations as soon as possible to guarantee the rate.


    6 Hours available (free for WSASP members, $2/clock hour for non-members).

Washington State Association of School Psychologists
PO Box 525
Cheney, WA 99004
contact@wsasp.org

509-724-1587
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