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 24, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Seattle Airport Marriott + Online


    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    SeaTac Marriott /3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA

    + hybrid (Sessions will be presented live and remotely)

    Registration: $50 for everyone

    Morning Session (8:30 - 11:30a)

    An advanced course on the BASC-3 with the new EDQ component

    Cecil Reynolds (Texas A&M) 

    This training focuses on development and application of a model of assessment of emotional and behavioral disorders in a school setting with an emphasis on not just eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Use of the BASC-3 for eligibility determinations under IDEIA and applications of the new BASC-3 Emotional Disturbance Qualification Scales will be reviewed, however differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs is emphasized. While the BASC-3 is emphasized as a best practice model for such assessments and advanced interpretive methods for BASC-3 reviewed, the basic approach applies to most assessment devices. Diagnosis of ADHD will be used as a model but other disorders will be discussed as well. Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches with individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed. This workshop is intended for persons who are already familiar with the BASC-3 and will be at an intermediate to advanced level and is not an introduction to BASC-3.

    At the end of this session, examinees will:

    1) Understand and apply the BASC-3 to classification of students as ED.

    2) Understand the derivation and application of the BASC-3 Emotional Disturbance Qualification Scales (EDQSs)

    3) Understand the derivation and application of the BASC-3 probability indexes.

    4) Apply the various components of the BASC-3 to differential diagnoses consistent with the DSM 5.

    5) Understand and apply the BASC-3 links to evidence-based intervention materials suitable for use in school settings.

    6) Be able to derive customized progress monitoring forms using the Flex Monitor.

    Afternoon Session (12:30-3:30pm)

    Social/Emotional MTSS: Where you can be if you are willing to put in the time and effort

    Randy Kamphaus and Debbie Wright (Denver Public Schools) 

    Denver Public Schools uses universal screening data in their data-driven decision-making for MTSS. DPS has developed a system where schools compile data, analyze that data, determine interventions based on the data, progress monitoring and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. The BESS, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System, was selected as a universal social and emotional screening tool in Denver Public Schools where this data is compared to physical health screening data, attendance, academic outcomes on state standardized tests, students with an IEP, students on a 504 plan, GT students and students receiving EL services. Race/ethnicity, gender, and grade level outcomes are also provided for further analysis. Denver Public Schools will talk about how they went from screening 1500 students in 13 schools to over 30,000 students in 130 schools in 5 years. Additionally, data observations and lessons learned will be shared.

    DPS will discuss how to use the BASC-3 along with the BESS and any other products that come to mind in order to develop and implement an MTSS for social-emotional learning to include universal screening; diagnostic assessment and progress monitoring. We will start off by introducing the BESS and other instruments if you like, then shift to Denver Public Schools and how the mile high city has developed a model that addresses the social-emotional needs of all students-and where ultimately special education might come into play. A focus will be on the role of the Denver School Psychologists in this MTSS framework.

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand how universal screening data supports data-driven decision making for MTSS.

    2. Identify teams needed to support MTSS.

    3. Identify elements and components of MTSS.

    4. Understand the importance of identifying strengths as well as opportunities in each tier.

    5. Understand the importance of their role in building capacity by communicating with stakeholders, coaching and training.

    We are hoping that psychologists will invite their building administrators and counselors to this comprehensive and exciting workshop. Fee for the entire day’s workshops- just $50 for everyone.

    For those at the hotel, lunch will be provided. 

    Special Group Rate - Reserve HERE

    Seattle Airport Marriott for 189 USD per night.

    • Start Date: Aug 23, Mon
    • End Date: Aug 24, Tue
    • Last Day to Book: Aug 2, Mon

    Cancellation Policy

    Due to the non-refunded food order, once placed, we can offer refunds until August 21.

    • October 21, 2021
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • October 23, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Historic Davenport Hotel, 10 S Post St, Spokane, WA 99201

    2021 Fall Conference

    October 21-23

    The Historic Davenport Hotel, Spokane

    The conference will be hybrid - a step toward normalcy. Speakers and audience will have the option of an in-person talk or remote. A glance at the schedule reveals some seven or eight extended workshops; twenty 90-minute talks; a keynote address by Jack Fletcher; food a plenty (three lunches and two breakfasts + a Davenport social hour) and overall 18.5 clock hours of professional development. While the schedule and WHOVA app are linked, speakers still have some work to do before their WHOVA app page is complete. Required (for recertification) talks on Suicide Prevention (in-person only, with an additional fee) and Ethics will be provide as well as Dyslexia.

    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.

    Suicide Prevention Workshop

    Thursday, Oct 21, 1PM / $25

    This 3-hour workshop is in-person only. Additional registration is required HERE. Capacity:100.

    Hotel Special Group Rate

    The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection for 165 USD per night. Click here 

    • Start Date: Oct 20, Wed
    • End Date: Oct 24, Sun
    • Last Day to Book: Sep 22, Wed 

    Download Whova!

    We are excited to use Whova as our event platform! You need a Whova account to participate in the virtual sessions. Whova allows registrants to view the conference schedule, session abstracts, speaker information, get announcemnts, and more!

    To learn more about the app, please go here:

    Download the app here!

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

    CLOCK HOURS:  There will be 18.5 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: Full refunds will be available when requested through Sunday, Oct 17. Our final food count is made the morning of Oct 18. From that point on a $175 food cost will be retained for each registration and is non-refundable.

    • October 21, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • The Historic Davenport Hotel

    Suicide Prevention Workshop

    @ 2021 WSASP Fall Conference

    Oct. 21, 1-3 PM



    Speaker: JoAnna Rockwood, M.A. Ed., Ed. S., NCSP, NBCT(Speaker)Intuit Educational Services & Edmonds School District, School Psychologist

    • December 31, 2021
    • 6:00 AM (UTC-08:00)
    • WSASP Go To Webinar
    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 2020 SLS is available for $40/session.
    - Previous 2014-2019 SLS sessions are available for $25-35/session.

    Any handouts that were used for any sessions are available for free at

    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 or 509-724-1587 for assistance.

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Spokane, WA 99205

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