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The 55th Annual Conference was November 2nd and 3rd, 2023.

at Desert Willow Conference Center

The Theme for this year's Annual Conference:

Empower. Excel. Elevate: Transforming Perspectives for Impactful Practice


Download the full conference program here

Thursday, November 2nd

Morning General Keynote Session (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Future of School Psychology is Strong! A Strength-based Approach to Practicing School Psychology.  Dr. Byron McClure, Lessons for SEL (will be live streamed)

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions (1:30 PM -- 4:30 PM)

Dyslexia and Language Acquisition, Sara Lee, Arizona State University, AZ (live streamed)

From Evaluation to Empowerment: Maximizing METs for Postsecondary Planning, Claudia Weiss, Agua Fria Union High School District, AZ

Shortages, Salaries, and School Psychologists: Using Data to Make Our Lives Better, Kristen Lilly, Tempe Elementary School District, AZ; Marsha Spencer, University of Arizona

CHILDHOOD 2.0: How to Reach, Teach and Support iGen YouthKatey McPherson (live streamed)


Friday, November 3rd 

Concurrent Morning Sessions (9:15 AM -- 12:15 PM)

Going from 0 to MTSS: A Roadmap for Where to Start and How to Implement a High Quality MTSS System K-12, Jason Pedersen, NASP 2023 School Psychologist of the Year, Derry Township School District, PA (live streamed)

Promoting Justice in School Psychology: The Role of Ethics, Systems, and Advocacy, Leandra Parris, William & Mary School of Education

Stress Management for Educators, Noreen Roman and Jim Baker, Gilbert Public Schools, AZ

Comprehensive Assessment of Executive Function from Assessment to Intervention, Jack Naglieri, MHS (live streamed)

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions (1:30 PM -- 4:30 PM)

Legal Updates, Heather Pierson, Partner at Udall Shumway Law Firm, AZ (live streamed)

Empowering Little Ears in a Big Classroom, Brianne Fink, Educational Audiologist, Paradise Valley Unified School District, AZ

Trauma-Informed and Justice-Oriented Services for Economically Marginalized Communities, Leandra Parris, William & Mary School of Education (live streamed)

Selling SEL - A Journey to Implementing SEL Practices, Jason Pedersen, NASP 2023 School Psychologist of the Year, Derry Township School District, PA 


A total of 14.75 continuing education hours may be earned by attending the entire two-day conference. Most sessions, if attended in their entirety, will earn NASP CPDs. Arizona Association of School Psychologists is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP Approved Provider #1013). AASP maintains responsibility for this program. To earn CPD credits, attendees must be present for the entire workshop session and complete session surveys. Learning objectives for CPD-approved sessions can be found on the AASP website.

Contact Jessy Hauser, AASP CPD Co-Chairperson, at or Jessica Gilligan, Co-Chairperson at with any concerns or needs regarding conference CPDs.

Thank you SPONSORS for the 2023 Conference: 




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