Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Zoom

    This 2 hour training is intended for school-based mental health professionals with a pre-existing knowledge of suicide risk factors and warning sings. It will focus on the critical elements of a comprehensive suicide risk assessment that incorporates a team-based approach. Emphasis will be on understanding of the value of each aspect of this assessment as well as how it can be incorporated in a team setting for maximum efficacy. Considerations related to the COVID-19 pandemic also will be discussed. This training is for all school-based mental health professionals; including school psychologists, school counselors, and school based social workers. This training is a webinar hosted by the AASP Central Region.

    Dr. Paula J. McCall is an Arizona licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents in her private practice, Next Step Psychology. Dr. McCall has previously worked as a special education teacher and a school psychologist in the schools, and she continues to provide evaluations and consultations with school districts, including assistance with multiple school districts in developing evidence-based suicide risk assessment procedures. She is passionate about providing school-based and community trainings especially in the area of suicide prevention.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to identify the four critical components of a suicide risk assessment.
    2. Participants will be able to describe how to implement the critical components of a suicide risk assessment within a team-based approach.
    3. Participants will be able to translate the critical features of suicide risk assessment to a virtual environment.

Past events

08 Apr 2021 Advocating To Expand Our Scope Of Practice
25 Feb 2021 AASP Virtual Happy Hour
05 Nov 2020 2020 Annual Conference - Virtual
23 Oct 2020 (Annual Conference Series 2) AASP Me About Advocacy
01 Oct 2020 5K virtual race (run or walk)
24 Sep 2020 (Annual Conference Series 1) Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM): Best Practices for K-12 Schools
23 Sep 2020 AASP Conference Raffle Ticket Purchase Form
28 May 2020 The Developmental, Academic & Emotional Effects of Trauma: How the ACEs Study Informs the Biopsychosocial Approach to Trauma-Informed Schools
27 Mar 2020 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention and Recovery Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
27 Mar 2020 Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines
07 Feb 2020 Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines
31 Jan 2020 Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
25 Oct 2019 A Model for Conducting Social/Emotional Evaluations: When and How
27 Sep 2019 Social Emotional Learning and Climate Change through Youth Engagement
11 Sep 2019 Bilingual Assessment of Dual Language Learners (DLL): A Case Study Approach
30 May 2019 Navigating Two Cultural Worlds: Acculturation Matters in School Psychology
03 May 2019 F.Y.I on T.B.I. – Updates for Those Working with Youth and Families
03 May 2019 Pathways to OHI Verification: In-person and Webinar Workshop
29 Mar 2019 Ethical perspectives of ADHD in the schools: Legal implications, assessment & verification guidelines
28 Feb 2019 Developing Best Practices for OHI Verification
30 Nov 2018 Mindfulness Matters: Strategies for Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Daily Practice
01 Nov 2018 2018 Annual Conference
31 May 2018 Ethical Decision Making for School Psychologists
08 May 2018 Educational Forum: Supporting the Educational Needs of Medically Involved Students
03 May 2018 Communicating Strategically with Parents to Avoid Complaints and Litigation
14 Mar 2018 Use and Interpretation of the WJ IV Dyslexia Profile
02 Nov 2017 2017 Annual Conference
29 Sep 2017 Update on Best-Practices for School-Based Threat Management Teams
26 Sep 2017 Central Region Training Event
11 Aug 2017 Counseling Training and Techniques: Expanding our Toolbox to Work with Students


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