WSASP Events

WSASP is pleased to offer a variety of professional development opportunities. Each event is displayed below in the order in which they occur. 

Upcoming events

    • August 18, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Online
    Register

    2020 WSASP VIRTUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE

    Tele-Assessment: What’s Available, Reliable, Ethical, & Valid?


    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 via ZOOM

    $50 practitioners (members & non-members) / $25 students


    8:00 - 9:30a - Best Practices in Tele-Assessment: Psychoeducational Assessments

    Stephanie Taylor, Presencelearning

    Tele-Assessment provides advantages, but it is also fraught with potential pitfalls.  With more assessments being delivered online, school psychologists need to understand the pros and cons and how to ensure validity and reliability. 

    This session will discuss:

    • Determining Who’s Appropriate for Tele-assessment

    • An overview of the current technology options

    • An overview of technology considerations 

    • Using Non-Instructional Staff to Support Tele-assessment

    • Utilizing current assessments and adapting for online use

    • Teleconsultation - observing the student

    • Current research base 

     

    8:40 - 9:30a - Introduction to the MHS Online Assessment Center+

    *Lore’K Garofola, MHS

     

    9:45 - 11:15a - Best Practices in Tele-Assessment

    *Dr. Kacey Gilbert, Eastern Washington University

     

    Lunch break

     

    12:00 - 1:30p - Decision-Making with Tele-Assessment

    *Dr. S. Kathleen Krach, Florida State University

    Given the dearth of research in tele-assessment methods for direct assessments, practitioners are forced to seek guidance. This study demonstrated that different sources of guidance provided different recommendations.   In general, test publishers were more likely to rate information as “some caution” to “no concerns;” whereas, funding agencies were more likely to rate information as, “do not use.”   National organizations (e.g., APA, NASP, etc.) were more likely to fall in between these two groups.  Research-based suggestions will be provided.

    1:45 - 3:15p - Considerations and Tips For Planning and Conducting Remote Testing

    Dr. Tammy Stephens & Beth Varner, Riverside Insights

    2:00 - 3:30p - Introduction to the WIAT-4 and Remote Administration Options

    *Kathleen Woodward, Ed.S., NCSP, Pearson

     

    3:30 - 5:00p - Delivering Social-Emotional Goals Through Telehealth

    *Dr. Aaron Fischer, University of Utah

    3:30 - 5:00p - WPS Tool Kit for School Psychologists

    Ashley Arnold and Laura Stevenson, WPS clinical consultants


    - Presentations that will be recorded and available for registrants after the live event are noted with an asterisk (*).

    - 7.5 clock hours available, included with registration

    - Purchase order is available. You can enter the information during registration after filling in your contact information (scroll down to the bottom of the "Enter registration information" page). For more information, contact Curt Blair (contact@wsasp.org).

    • October 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • October 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Virtual
    Register

    Washington State Association of School Psychologists Presents

    Northwest Regional School Psychology Virtual Conference

    Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii
    & Council for Exceptional Children - Idaho

    October 15th-17th, 2020

    WA Attendees Registration

    ** Registration for attendees in other states (OR, ID, AK, HI) register here. **

    Registration is open for the Northwest Regional School Psychology Virtual Conference! Sessions will run from the morning of Thursday, 10/15/20 until the afternoon of Saturday, 10/17/20.

    For up-to-date information on the conference, including any alerts to sessions which may be cancelled during the conference, please visit the website often.



    We are excited to use Whova as our event platform! Whova allows registrants to view the conference schedule, session abstracts, speaker information, and more!

    To learn more about Whova, please go here. You can also download the app on your phone.

    WSASP MEMBERS: Please log into your account/renew your membership in order to register at the member rate.

    CLOCK HOURS:  There will be 20 clock hours available total. Clock hours are included in the cost of registration. After the conference, registrants will be sent an email with links to an evaluation and obtain proof of clock hours earned.

    Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration for the conference, you must contact us before the event begins to receive a full refund. 

    • October 15, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • October 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online Virtual
    Register

    Washington State Association of School Psychologists Presents

    Northwest Regional School Psychology Virtual Conference

    Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii
    & Council for Exceptional Children - Idaho Unit

    October 15th-17th, 2020

    Non-WA Attendees Registration

    ** Registration for attendees in Washington, register here. **

    Registration is open for the Northwest Regional School Psychology Virtual Conference! Sessions will run from the morning of Thursday, 10/15/20 until the afternoon of Saturday, 10/17/20.

    For up-to-date information on the conference, including any alerts to sessions which may be cancelled during the conference, please visit the website often.



    We are excited to use Whova as our event platform! Whova allows registrants to view the conference schedule, session abstracts, speaker information, and more!

    To learn more about Whova, please go here. You can also download the app on your phone.

    MEMBERS OF OTHER STATE ASSOCIATIONS:  Please contact your respective state's school psychology association to ensure your membership is active and to obtain a registration code in order to register at the discounted member rate.

    CLOCK HOURS: There will be 20 clock hours available total. Clock hours are included in the cost of registration. After the conference, registrants will be sent an email with links to an evaluation and obtain proof of clock hours earned.

    Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration for the conference, you must contact us before the event begins to receive a full refund. 

    • December 31, 2020
    • (UTC-08:00)
    • Online
    Register

    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

    • December 31, 2020
    • 6:00 AM (UTC-08:00)
    • 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 2019 SLS is available for $40/session.
    - Previous 2014-2018 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.

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