Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association
 

Conferences

This page lists MSPA's upcoming conferences. To register for a conference online, click the "Register" button. Payment is required at the time of registration.  If you wish to pay by mail, please download the event brochure and mail your registration along with payment. 

 

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Upcoming events

    • 15 Apr 2016
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Hotel at Arundel Preserves, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd, Hanover, MD 21076
    • 324

    Spring Conference 2016

        
         
    Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Families  

     

     

    Friday, April 15, 2016 

     

    The Hotel at Arundel Preserves

    7795 Arundel Mills Blvd.

    Hanover, MD 21076

       

    Program Overview

    8:15-9:00  Registration and Coffee

    9:00-10:00  Keynote Presenter: Todd Savage (NASP Updates/ NASP Presidential Keynote on School Climate)

    10:00-12:00 Jeffrey Poirier (Core Competencies to Create Safe and Supportive Schools for LGBTQ Students in Maryland) 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Define key terms related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identity
    • Describe some challenges LGBT students and those questioning (Q) their sexual orientation/gender identity experience in schools.
    • Identify competencies to create physically, emotionally safe and supportive schools.

    12:00-1:30  Buffet Lunch, MSPA General Membership Meeting/ Awards

    1:30-4:00  (Attendees will attend 1 of the 3 afternoon sessions)

    Option 1:

    Todd Savage- The Role of the School Psychologist in Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Families  

         Learning Objectives:

    • To heighten the participants’ awareness of definitional and other issues related to sexual orientation and gender diversity as they pertain to school and to home environments.
    • To aid participants to begin to construct a knowledge base about the various experiences and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ students at home and school, as well as how participants can address these matters.
    • To provide an opportunity for participants to apply their new-found awareness and knowledge to case material pertaining to sexual and gender diversity.

    Option 2:

    Colton Keo-Meier- Safe Schools for Transgender and Gender Diverse Students   

         Learning Objectives:

    • Develop a common vocabulary for understanding the experiences of transgender and gender diverse youth and adults and using respectful language.    
    • Review the processes of gender development for transgender and gender diverse students.    
    • Explain the roles of school psychologists in supporting transgender and gender diverse children in schools      

    Option 3:

    Lynne Muller & Saida Agnostini- Counseling and Clinical Interventions for LGBTQ Youth

         Learning objectives:  

    • Identify the needs of school-based LGBTQ youth and discuss strategies to meet those needs.     
    • Identify community based needs of youth and discuss strategies to meet those needs.     
    • Discuss issues related to LGBTQ youth of color, youth living on the streets, and survivors of violence.     
    • Identify school-based group counseling strategies and techniques for LGBTQ youth.     
    • Identify resources for school-aged youth and their families.            

    Documentation of attendance for 5.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) credit will be provided to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop.  Partial credit cannot be awardedIn order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program. 

    Download Conference Brochure here!

    The conference will be held at The Hotel at Arundel Preserves, 7795 Arundel Mills Boulevard, Hanover, Maryland 21076.  Attendees can book a room at the hotel the night before or night after the conference at a special MSPA rate of $149.00.  Call 1-888-624-4011 and identify yourself as an MSPA conference attendee.  The room block will be released to general registrations on March 24, 2016.

    The required annual MSPA general membership meeting will be held during the luncheon.  Meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible and any participant that requires any special services (such as an interpreter), should note this requirement on the registration form at least one month in advance of the conference.  Interpreters cannot be hired after April 1, 2016.  Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org. 

    Registration must be postmarked by March 25, 2016 There is a $25.00 additional fee for late registrants. Due to the nature of this conference, there is a REGISTRATION DEADLINE of April 1, 2016 and there will be NO WALK-IN REGISTRATIONS If you want confirmation of your registration, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.  Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available at the conference upon request).  Registration is limited and accepted on a first come, first served basis.

    Reimbursement requests for registration cancellations will be honored until March 25, 2016Requests for refunds must be received in writing. Reimbursement requests must be received by mail or by an email sent to Amy Jagoda at ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org on or before March 25, 2016.  Reimbursement requests after that date cannot be guaranteed.

    Register and pay online by going to www.mspaonline.org or mail registration forms and checks to: MSPA Spring Conference, P.O. Box 1859, Westminster, MD 21158.  CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED BY MAIL.  IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. 

     

    This Conference meets the Maryland licensing requirement for Cultural Diversity.

       

     

    • 21 Jun 2016
    • 7:15 AM
    • 23 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM
    • Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    • 127

    2016 Summer Institute

     MSPA Members Only Event

     

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    June 21-23, 2016

     

    Children’s Memory Problems and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention

     

    Milton J. Dehn, Ph.D.

    Published author, speaker, and nationally recognized expert on processing assessment, working memory, and children’s long-term memory problems.

    Experienced school psychologist and trainer of school psychology graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    Program director for Schoolhouse Tutoring® an agency in La Crosse, WI that provides assessment, consultation, and tutoring for children with learning and memory problems.   

      

    Day 1: Memory Impairments: Neuropsychology, Causes, and Assessment Strategies

    Description: The session begins with descriptions of 11 working memory and long-term memory processes, followed by a review of the neuropsychology of memory. Dr. Dehn will identify the risk factors and causes of memory impairments. The first day’s presentation concludes with multi-battery assessment strategies and analytical procedures for identifying specific memory strengths and weaknesses.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Use selective, multi-battery memory testing to identify specific memory weaknesses.
    2. Recognize the risk factors for memory impairments.
    3. Identify the main neurological structures associated with specific memory systems and processes.

     

    Day 2: Memory Deficits and Academic Learning and Performance

    Description:  Dr. Dehn will review the relationship between specific memory processes and academic learning. Academic performance and specific learning disabilities will be examined, with an emphasis on cognitive load and how related cognitive processes interact with working memory. The development of memory and Tier I instructional strategies for enhancing long-term memory in the classroom will be reviewed, as well as specific accommodations and modifications most appropriate for students with moderate to severe memory impairments.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify instructional practices that reduce cognitive load.
    2. Identify effective instructional practices that enhance students’ memory.
    3. Describe the relationship between memory processes and other cognitive processes.

     

    Day 3: Evidence-Based Interventions for Children’s Memory Problems

    Description: After a brief review of research and an explanation as to why they work from a neuropsychological perspective, working memory training exercises, working memory strategies, and long-term memory strategies will be introduced. Details and directions will be provided, along with modeling and some practice administering and teaching these methods. Strategies for developing metamemory and mnemonics will also be included.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Demonstrate some specific procedures for hands-on working memory training exercises.
    2. Summarize research findings regarding brain-based working memory exercises.
    3. Explain the dimensions of metamemory and how to increase metamemory in clients.

      

     

    Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center

    Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk

    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

     

    New Pool, New Deck

    www.atlanticsandshotel.com 

     

    Daily Program Agenda 

    7:15 -   8:00   Continental Breakfast

     8:00 -  10:00  Workshop Session

    10:00 - 10:30  Break and Refreshments

    10:30 - 12:30  Workshop Session

     

     

    OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION

    The Maryland School Psychologists’ Association will provide three days of training for school psychologists interested in continuing professional development.  Sessions are planned each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The Registration fee includes three days of skill development, continental breakfasts, and refreshments during breaks.  Registration must be postmarked by May 31, 2016 ($25 late fee applies), but registration may be limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis based on the postmark of the envelope.  Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available at the conference upon request).    Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.orgYou must stay at the Atlantic Sands Hotel to get free parking with one space per room.

     

    A total of 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) are available.  Documentation of attendance for 4 hours of CPD/CE credit will be provided each day to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop that day.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.

     

    MSPA has arranged special conference rates for overnight accommodations at the Atlantic Sands Hotel (800-422-0600 or 302-227-2511).  This special rate (i.e., $175.00 single/double occupancy; $190.00 triple; $205.00 quad.) is good for the Sunday night before the conference through Thursday night of the conference.  You must book your room by phone in order to receive the special rate Attendees can call 1-800-422-0600, refer to the MSPA - Maryland School Psychologists Association block # 7763  arriving Sunday, June 19, 2016 and secure their rooms at the discounted group rate.  In order to minimize confusion, please be aware that room reservations are made through the hotel; specific room types are requests only and cannot be guaranteed.  This includes actual room numbers.

    SORRY ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS

     

     

     

     







     

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.
 

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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