2020 Conference

Northwest Regional School Psychology Virtual Conference

October 15th-17th, 2020

Please check the Fall Conference page for more information. Registration is open now!

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Secondary Summer Summit

Check back in Spring for more information about the 2020 Secondary Summer Summit! 

2019 Workshops/Schedule

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


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
Steven Guy,
Co-Author of the BRIEF-2, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Private Practice, Columbus, OH.

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 session is sponsored by Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR)

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


From Seattle (I-5 North)

– Take Exit 253 towards Lakeway Drive
– Turn right towards King Street
– Turn right onto Lakeway Drive
– Continue onto Holly Street
– Turn left onto F Street
– Turn right onto Roeder Street
– Turn Left onto Bellwether Way
– You have arrived!

From Vancouver (I-5 South)

– Take Exit 256 towards McLeod Street
– Turn left onto McLeod Road
– Turn right onto Meridian Street
– Turn right onto Squalicum Way
– Continue onto Roeder Avenue
– Turn right onto Bellwether Way
– You have arrived!


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.


Registration is now open at www.wsasp.org. WSASP MEMBERS, please log into your account/renew your membership in order to register at the member rate.

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

    Steve Hirsch, Professional Development Chair
    Curt Blair, Office Manager/Registration Support
    Susan Ruby, Clock Hour Coordinator

    Future Secondary Summer Summits:
    To be announced soon!

    Washington State Association of School Psychologists
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    Spokane, WA 99205
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