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Upcoming events

    • 16 Jan 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    • Towson University- Liberal Arts Building Room 4310
    • 90

       WISC-V Training

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

    Friday, January 16, 2015 

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 12, 2014 

    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 presenter of this intermediate workshop, a cognition consultant for Pearson, and the WISC-V team, will offer his perspective 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 Massachuesetts-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. 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 1822501 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 1822501 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 1822501 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 1822501 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
    • 250

    Student Threat Assessment: 

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    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

     

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD

    The MSPA Executive Board meeting will be held at the Spring Conference.  Committee chairs will report out on the events of the year, Election results will be shared, and the awards for Outstanding Practice and Outstanding Educator will be presented.

    • 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
    • 130

    2015 Summer Institute - June  - 16-18, 2015

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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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