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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

    • 16 Jan 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Towson University- Liberal Arts Building Room 4310
    • 0

       WISC-V Training

     Susan Brown Wallace, Ph.D. and Peter Entwistle, Ph.D. 

    Friday, January 16, 2015 

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 12, 2014

    Limited Space Available! 

    Sponsored by the Maryland School Psychologists' Association (MSPA) in association with the Towson University School Psychology Department


    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This three hour workshop on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) is an advanced workshop for practitioners.  The WISC-V represents a major revision with new content, six new subtests and a new test structure aligned to five clinically and theoretically driven factor-based index scores.  It can be administered in multiple formats (traditional and digital) and offers numerous ancillary scores for special clinical purposes.  The presenters of this advanced workshop, cognition consultants for Pearson, and the WISC-V team, will offer their perspectives on the revision process.  In-depth didactic instruction and hands-on experience is used to convey the critical aspects of the revision.


    PROGRAM AGENDA:
    12:30 – 1:00  Registration
    1:00 - 4:15     WISC-V including a 15 minute break


    Learning objectives for this conference are as follows:

    1. Describe the revisions and changes to the WISC-V that affect the test's theoretical foundations, user-friendliness, psychometric properties, developmental appropriateness, and clinical utility.
    2. Describe the rationale and constructs measured by six new subtests.
    3. Administer and score six new subtests and adjust administration and scoring techniques for revised subtests.
    4. Apply digital administration and scoring of the WISC-V subtests, including substantial changes since the WISC-IV was released in a digital format.
    5. Comprehend the revised test structure and enhancements to interpretative approaches.
    6. Analyze and interpret the WISC-V profile at a primary index, subtest, and ancillary (special applications) score level.

     

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    Susan Brown Wallace, Ph.D. is currently an Assessment Consultant with Pearson after serving 15 years as a School Psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools. Dr. Wallace worked as a consultant for American Guidance Services (now a part of Pearson Clinical Assessments) on the standardization of the KABC-II, KTEA-II, Vineland, DAS-II, and other instruments while in Fairfax County. Much of that work involved ensuring that diverse groups were appropriately included in the standardization sample of these instruments. She now consults with schools in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. She currently serves as a Diversity Advocate for Pearson.  Dr. Wallace holds degrees from Howard University, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh. She currently holds clinical psychology licensure in Virginia, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, the International School Psychology Association, and of the Network for Multicultural Training in Psychology.  She formerly taught at Hampton University and Wake Forest University. Dr. Wallace served as a Clinical Child Psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and as Supervising Psychologist at the Child Guidance Center of Winston-Salem, NC.

     

    Peter Entwistle is a Cognition Consultant for Pearson and has also worked in a similar capacity for The Psychological Corporation.  Dr. Entwistle was Program Director at the University of Massachusetts-Boston for 10 years and full-time faculty in the Department of Counseling & School Psychology.  For 6 years he was Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Braintree Hospital.  Dr. Entwistle was the Chief of Child Psychology at Pembroke Hospital for 6 years and taught at Northeastern University in the Graduate Program for Counseling Psychology, Special Education & Rehabilitation.  Dr. Entwistle also has 10 years of experience as the system-wide School Psychologist in Scituate Public Schools.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences (Hons.) from London University, a Master's degree in Education from Harvard, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College in 1983.  Dr. Entwistle is certified and licensed as a school psychologist and was first licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1987, as a health service provider in Psychology.  He has maintained his license for over 25 years and had an independent private practice for over 15 years. 


    INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS:
    The Workshop will be held at Towson University in the Liberal Arts Building, directly across from the Towsontown Parking Garage in Room 4310. Once registered, you will receive the parking code for the garage to allow you to park at no additional cost to you.  As you leave the garage, the room will be on the far left of the building in front of you, but you may enter through any door.

     

    From I-95 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. Proceed to Visitor/Student parking. Pull up to the  Ticket Kiosk, enter the code (provided upon registration) and print your ticket. Place it on your dashboard so that it is readily visible. Park in any available space that is not prohibited by signage.

     

    From I-83 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 east (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. Proceed to Visitor/Student parking. Pull up to the Ticket Kiosk, enter the code (provided upon registration) and print your ticket. Place it on your dashboard so that it is readily visible. Park in any available space that is not prohibited by signage.

     

    From I-70 (eastbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 north (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. Proceed to Visitor/Student parking. Pull up to the Ticket Kiosk, enter the code (provided upon registration) and print your ticket. Place it on your dashboard so that it is readily visible. Park in any available space that is not prohibited by signage.

     

    From Baltimore (Penn Station): Proceed north on Charles Street for five miles. Turn right on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. Proceed to Visitor/Student parking. Pull up to the Ticket Kiosk, enter the code (provided upon registration) and print your ticket. Place it on your dashboard so that it is readily visible. Park in any available space that is not prohibited by signage.

     


    Documentation of attendance for 3 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 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 the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA (NASP APS #1002) as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists. MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.  Persons with questions should contact: Amy Jagoda at aljagod@carrollk12.org .  Persons with special needs should contact:  Susan Bartels at sbartels@towson.edu .

    This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.  Online payment is required at the time of registration.  Register ONLINE at www.mspaonline.org.  Checks, Cash, Purchase Orders are NOT accepted. 

     

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 12, 2014 

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Villa 4060 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705
    • 246

    Student Threat Assessment:  An Evidence-Based Approach 

     

    Dewey G. Cornell, Ph.D.
    Forensic Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia 

     

    New Location!


    The Villa
    4060 Powder Mill Rd
    Beltsville, MD 20705 

     

    What is threat assessment, how does it differ from other forms of risk assessment, and how is it conducted in school settings?  This presentation will cover basic principles of threat assessment and describe the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines, which are currently used in thousands of schools nationwide.  Special attention will be given to the procedures for a team-based assessment and the role of psychological evaluations in the threat assessment process.  Finally, the presentation will review research support from a series of controlled studies of the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines. 

     

    Learning Objectives

    1. Attendees will be able to distinguish threat assessment from other forms of risk assessment.

    2. Attendees will learn to identify different types of threats and the duties associated with substantive threats.

    3. Attendees will learn the role of psychological evaluations in the threat assessment process.

    4. Attendees will become familiar with the research evidence in support of the Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines.

     

    Program Overview

    8:15-9:00  Registration and Coffee

    9:00-12:00  Presenter: Dewey Cornell, Ph.D. 

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

    1:30-4:00  Presenter: Dewey Cornell, Ph.D. 

     

     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 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 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. 

     

    Requests for refunds must be received in writing. Email requests must be received at ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org five (5) days prior to the scheduled event or postmarked at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled event. Requests for refunds received after this time may be honored at the discretion of the program chairperson.

     

    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 7:15 AM
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 12:30 PM
    • Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    • 128

    2015 Summer Institute

     

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 16-18, 2015

     

    Howard M. Knoff, Ph.D

    Creator and Director of Project ACHIEVE; Director of the State Improvement/Personnel Development Grant for the Arkansas Department of Education undefined Special Education Unit; Former Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Florida; Former Director of the University of South Florida School Psychology Program

     

    Day 1:  Teaching Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Skills to Improve Student Engagement, Behavior, and Achievement 

    Day 2: Self-Management, Behavioral Accountability,  and Performance Deficit Students: Developing School-wide Behavioral Standards, Expectations, Responses, and Consistency

    Day 3: Disobedient, Disruptive, Defiant, and Disturbed Students: Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Self-Management Interventions for Challenging Students

    Learning Objectives

    - Participants will examine the research demonstrating how students’ social, emotional, and behavioral skills significantly contribute to their academic engagement and performance

    -  Participants will learn how to select and implement a social skills program as part of a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program

    -  Participants will gain insight into determining which social skills to focus on first and how to teach them in a regular classroom setting to prevent teasing, bullying, harassment, hazing, and physical aggression

    -  Participants will learn how to successfully use social skills instruction as part of a multi-tiered process for special education and other students with more challenging or significant behavioral problems.

    -  Participants will gain an understanding of the need and benefit of a school-wide accountability system

    -  Participants will be given the tools to develop a Behavioral Matrix and discuss the ways to implement and use it effectively.  The effective involvement of building principals and the place of functional assessment will also be addressed, along with discussions of where teasing, bullying, harassment, and physical aggression fit into a student accountability system

    -  Participants will learn the Seven High-Hit Reasons for Students’ Challenging Behavior and how they related to Functional Behavior Assessments

    -  Participants will leave this workshop with several Tier II interventions directly linked to the Seven High Hit Reasons for Challenging Behavior that they can implement in their own schools 

     

    Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center

    Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk

    Rehobth Beach, Delaware

    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.  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., $170.00 single/double occupancy; $185.00 triple; $200.00 quad.) is good for the Sunday night before the conference through Thursday night of the conference.  The Conference Center has a spacious ballroom with two-story window views of the ocean.  You must register as early as possible.  Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at 410-386-1818 or aljagod@carrollk12.org. 

     

    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.

     

     

    You must stay at the Atlantic Sands Hotel to get free parking with one space per room. Registration must be postmarked by May 31, 2015 ($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.  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).    Persons with questions or special needs should contact:  Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org.  Attendees can call 1-800-422-0600, refer to the MSPA - Maryland School Psychologists Association block # 7214 arriving Sunday, June 14, 2015 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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