Phoenix, AZ 85028-3849
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2015 Fall Conference (Workshop)
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
SAVE THE DATE!!
AASP will hold its annual Fall Conference on November 5-6, 2015 at the De…
Survey on School-Based Mental Health Services
The Arizona Association of School Psychologists (AASP) Child and Family Advocacy Committee is seeking input from AASP members related to the delivery of school-based mental health services (e.g., counseling, mental health, behavioral health) including Medicaid billable services, through an anonymous online survey.
The purpose of the survey is to identify school-based counseling and mental health services as well as service delivery patterns of Medicaid billable services by Arizona’s school psychologists. To thank you for your time, you have an opportunity to win a $50 Amazon gift card for your participation in the survey. Your survey responses and personal information will not be linked to your raffle submission.
Please contact Katie Eklund (email@example.com) or Samara Way (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns related to this survey. Please click on the link below to participate in the survey: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5AOWH2OgZOtpAYR
Northern Region Workshop
Christine Burnett (Humboldt Unified School District and new AASP Northern Region Director) and I would like to invite you to participate in an AASP regional workshop on Friday, May 29th from 1:00-3:00pm. The topic is Convergence of Theory in Assessment. The workshop will be held in the NAU College of Education, Room 204. The event is co-sponsored by the NAU Student Association of School Psychologists (SASP).
Please indicate if you are an AASP member or you can join by clicking here. Please indicate if you will need a parking permit when you call or email. Parking passes cost an additional $7 (park in Lot 13 behind Cline Library). You can also purchase a parking pass at kiosks as you enter the campus. We will accept your registration fee by cash or check on the day of the event. This nominal fee will cover event expenses. Any additional proceeds will go to SASP charitable projects and the NASP Children’s Fund.
The attached articles will frame our discussion about the next generation of assessment measures. Please read the first two articles prior to attending (Nexus; 20 years). The other articles may be of further interest (for you over-achievers). We will also have the newly released revised WISC-V, WJ-IV, and K-TEA-3 assessments available to reference for our discussion. This will give us an opportunity to make connections with how we can best use these assessments and other methods aligned to CHC theory. We look forward to a great conversation that will extend into a social opportunity immediately after the workshop (3:00pm - ?). Refreshments will be provided during and immediately after the workshop.
Participants in the workshop will earn 2 hours of CPD credits. A certificate will be provided at the end of the workshop.
You are welcome to invite non-AASP members, students, and other interested professionals. We want to continue to build the AASP Northern Region membership and be responsive to your needs. Please let Christine and I know how we can facilitate your work as school psychologists in northern Arizona.
We hope to see you on May 29th!!!
Kathy Bohan, AASP Northern Region Director
Safe and Successful Schools
The AASP Board has voted to join the list of endorsing organizations for the NASP document, “A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools.”
School psychologists must play a leading role in advocating for Safe Schools. NASP has shared with each state’s SPAN (School Psychology Action Network) representative that we are stressing five elements of Comprehensive School Safety:
1. Develop safe and supportive schools.
2. Increase access to mental and behavioral health services in schools.
3. Implement school policies that consider psychological and physical safety.
4. Multi Tiered Systems of Support.
5. Review and revise current policies and legislation.
In an effort to address these five elements NASP has authored a document, “A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools” in coordination with other national organizations: American School Counselor Association, School Social Work Association of America, National Association of School Resource Officers, National Association of Elementary School Principals and National Association of Secondary School Principals.
AASP is recommending that all Arizona school psychologists download this document and share with your school principal, school superintendent and school board. This Framework offers us a great vehicle from which to launch meaningful conversations about implementing Multi tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) in Arizona schools.