Upcoming Events

    • 09/01/2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 08/01/2021
    • 12:30 AM (EDT)
    • A video link will be provided upon registration
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    Registration is now open!

    Unable to attend the live broadcast?  Register to watch the recording and still earn SCECHs at your own convenience.  

    A New Normal: SEL Considerations for Reopening Schools 

    Presented by:  Melissa A. Louvar Reeves, Ph.D, NCSP, LPC Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

    The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our traditional educational system to its core. The sudden shift to remote learning has been traumatic for students, staff, and parents. For many students, adverse childhood experiences such as this can negatively impact their attention, decision-making, and response to stress. Likewise, the return to in-person learning may also be a difficult adjustment for many. Participants in this webinar will be introduced to key elements in developing a comprehensive SEL plan for reopening schools. Specifically, participants will:

    • Recognize signs/symptoms of stress among staff and students;
    • Learn strategies to help students and staff identify, understand, and manage their emotions; and
    • Identify resources that prioritize relationships and human connections to meet the existing and emerging mental health needs of students.

    SCECHs will be available for registered attendees.  Only those who registered for the event will be able to obtain SCECHs. No SCECHs will be awarded to individuals who join the Zoom without registering through the MASP website. 



    • 12/21/2020
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • 11/16/2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • A Zoom link will be provided shortly after the live webinar.
    Register

    Registration is now open!  

    Free for members and only $10 for non-members. 


    Unable to attend the live broadcast?  Register to watch the recording and still earn SCECHs at your own convenience.  A zoom link to the recording will be sent to you shortly after the live broadcast.  

    This session will focus on positioning school psychology within a social justice framework. The history of, and need for, socially just practices in school psychology will be outlined. Drawing from the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, this presentation will offer specific strategies for facilitating movement towards a fully integrated social justice orientation within the field. These strategies will include but are not limited to, self-reflection, advocacy, and empowering students and colleagues.

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe a social justice framework for school psychology practice
    • Compare and contrast culturally responsive practice and socially just practice
    • Develop an individual social justice plan to identify actions needed to help progress on their social justice journey and enhance their ability to engage in social justice advocacy

    Celeste Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her PhD in school psychology from Temple University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Malone received her master’s in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, Dr. Malone focuses on multicultural competence, the ability to work effectively with diverse populations through the application of cultural knowledge and to demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to cultural issues. The overarching themes of her research are as follows: 1) development of multicultural competence through education and training, 2) diversification of the profession, and 3) the relationship between culturally competent practice and PK-12 student outcomes. Related to her interest in professional issues in school psychology, Dr. Malone has continuously held leadership positions in psychology professional associations. She currently serves on the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Board of Directors as the strategic liaison for the social justice strategic goal. In that capacity, Dr. Malone works closely with NASP boards and committees to develop and implement programs and activities to address social justice issues in school psychology and education. Additionally, Dr. Malone is an elected member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs, the governance group which develops policies for education and training in psychology.


    • 04/03/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/06/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online: 8 weeks offered January-March

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    This training is free for all!  

    To register, email your interest to Aliturfe429@gmail.com

    MASP is proud to announce that we can offer up to 21-27 SCECHs for Michigan educators who participate in the following 8-week training offered by Ali Turfe.  This training is not hosted by MASP.  Space is limited.  

    Download the following SCECH attendance log for specific dates for this training and documentation to receive your free SCECHs.  Also, please complete the Series SCECH Attendance Documentation Form.  

    Cost: Mr. Turfe is offering this training at no cost “as a gift” to MI educators and their students

    When: 8 weekly sessions offered April-June.  Orientation begins April 3rd. 

    Location: A link will be sent upon registration

    To Register: contact Aliturfe429@gmail.com

    In this 8-week training, Ali Turfe, MA, SSP, LLP, and qualified MBSR Instructor, will teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the gold standard in the world for mindfulness training. MBSR is a proven self-care practice. It is time-tested, evidence-based, and supported by more than 40 years of empirical research. Achieving a well-balanced life means being aware of all aspects of ourselves: mind, body, heart, and soul. MBSR curriculum and methodology offers participants academic and experiential educational components. Learning objectives create a foundation for the cultivation of positive health behaviors and psychological and emotional resilience that can be effectively utilized across the adult life span. Participants should be able to integrate and apply mindfulness practices in their everyday lives and incorporate the tools and practices in ways beneficial to their students and staff. Registration for the 8-week course (offered in three sections) is available before attending orientation on April 3rd. In addition to the 8 sessions, participants must attend a day-long silent practice and commit to 45-60 minutes of daily home practice. Space is limited to 16 participants per section (48 total for the three sections). Participants may earn 21-27 SCECHs. For additional information, including the schedule of sessions and necessary documentation for SCECHs, see the attached document.


    • 04/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • A Zoom link will be provided after registration.
    • 220
    Register

    Improving School Psychological Service Delivery Using the NASP Practice Model

    Free for members and only $10 for non-members

    SCECHs will be offered.  Please review the required documents for SCECHs

    This presentation will be recorded if you are unable to attend the live webinar.


    This presentation will cover the updated 2020 Standards from the Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (the Practice Model).  This will include a discussion of the differences between the previous standards and the updated standards, strategies for working toward the implementation of the model, and the connection between the comprehensive role of school psychologists and student outcomes.  The Excellence in School Psychology Services (ESPS) recognition program and its benefit to school psychologists and their districts will be overviewed as well.  #ItsWhatWeDo

    Learning Objectives: 

    - Attendees will have an understanding of the NASP Practice Model

    - Psychologists will have a higher awareness of the connection of the comprehensive role of school psychologists to student outcomes.  

    - Attendees will be aware of multiple strategies for working towards implementation of the model in their district.

    - Attendees will have knowledge of the Excellence in School Psychology Services (ESPS) recognition program, including its requirements and how it can be used to develop, maintain, and recognize services within a district. 

    Speaker: Sara L. England, Ed.S., NCSP studied Psychology and Elementary Education at Manchester College.  She received her Master of Arts (MA) degree in School Psychology in 2000 and her Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in 2002 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Upon graduation, she worked for sixteen years as a school psychologist for the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative based in North Central Indiana.   She has worked for the Lewis Cass ISD in Cassopolis, Michigan for the past two and a half years.  Ms. England has taught several undergraduate courses in psychology and assessment.  She was involved in the Indiana Association of School Psychologists as Spring Conference Chair, Fall Conference Chair, President, and Co-Chair of the Advocacy and Collaboration Committee.  She has served on the Michigan Association of School Psychologist’s board as Region V’s Alternate Director and is currently Treasurer-Elect.  She has served on the National Association of School Psychologist’s Practice Model Committee for the past several years.  


    • 04/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • A recording will be sent after the live event
    • 278
    Register

    Unable to attend the live broadcast?  Register to watch the recording and still earn SCECHs at your own convenience.  A zoom link to the recording will be sent to you shortly after the live broadcast. 

    Improving School Psychological Service Delivery Using the NASP Practice Model

    Free for members and only $10 for non-members

    This presentation is for the previously recorded version.

    SCECHs will be offered.  Please review the required documents for SCECHs

    This presentation will cover the updated 2020 Standards from the Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services (the Practice Model).  This will include a discussion of the differences between the previous standards and the updated standards, strategies for working toward the implementation of the model, and the connection between the comprehensive role of school psychologists and student outcomes.  The Excellence in School Psychology Services (ESPS) recognition program and its benefit to school psychologists and their districts will be overviewed as well.  #ItsWhatWeDo

    Learning Objectives: 

    - Attendees will have an understanding of the NASP Practice Model

    - Psychologists will have a higher awareness of the connection of the comprehensive role of school psychologists to student outcomes.  

    - Attendees will be aware of multiple strategies for working towards implementation of the model in their district.

    - Attendees will have knowledge of the Excellence in School Psychology Services (ESPS) recognition program, including its requirements and how it can be used to develop, maintain, and recognize services within a district. 

    Speaker: Sara L. England, Ed.S., NCSP studied Psychology and Elementary Education at Manchester College.  She received her Master of Arts (MA) degree in School Psychology in 2000 and her Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in 2002 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Upon graduation, she worked for sixteen years as a school psychologist for the North Central Indiana Special Education Cooperative based in North Central Indiana.   She has worked for the Lewis Cass ISD in Cassopolis, Michigan for the past two and a half years.  Ms. England has taught several undergraduate courses in psychology and assessment.  She was involved in the Indiana Association of School Psychologists as Spring Conference Chair, Fall Conference Chair, President, and Co-Chair of the Advocacy and Collaboration Committee.  She has served on the Michigan Association of School Psychologist’s board as Region V’s Alternate Director and is currently Treasurer-Elect.  She has served on the National Association of School Psychologist’s Practice Model Committee for the past several years.  


    • 04/27/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    • 210
    Register

    Decreasing the Shortage of School Psychologists Through the

    Grow Your Own Program


    This event is free for all

    This session will not be recorded for viewing later 

    SCECHs will be available. Please review SCECHs documentation here.  

    The “Grow Your Own” program has been utilized in Michigan and Ohio to decrease the shortage of School Psychologists in these states.  This initiative helps school districts recruit/retain school psychologists and assists graduate students with tuition for college.  The MASP webinar will provide you with an overview of the “Grow Your Own” models utilized in Ohio and Michigan.  It will discuss how to set up a “Grow Your Own” program at your school district/ISD.  The webinar will also provide information regarding how to support graduate students in their practicum experiences while participating in the “Grow Your Own” initiative.  In addition to this information participants will receive information on the NASP School Psychology Practice model.  Although the webinar will discuss how to implement a “Grow Your Own” program to decrease the shortage of school psychologists and improve School Psychology services within your organization, the model could be utilized to assist in recruiting and retaining other mental health professionals, such as School Counselors and School Social Workers. 

    OBJECTIVES:

    1.      Participants will receive information on the “Grow Your Own” programs used in Ohio and Michigan.

    2.     Those who are part of the webinar will be given up regarding how to set up a “Grow Your Own” program at their school district/ISD.

    3.     Participants will be provided with information regarding the NASP Practice Model to improve psychological services at their organization. 

    BIOGRAPHIES

    Lauren Mangus, PhD, LP, NCSP - is an Assistant Professor-Clinical and the Program Director of the School & Community Psychology Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Previously, she had worked as a school psychologist in the Metro-Detroit area for over a decade. Her research and applied interests include risk and protective factors, MTSS, consultation, self-efficacy and motivation, school climate and belongingness, and self-care. In addition to her university responsibilities, she provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and families in Metro-Detroit. She is also currently President-Elect of the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP).

    Amanda Unger- Dr. Amanda Unger has worked in education for over 16 years, first as a special education teacher and coach, and currently as a special education supervisor for the past 9 years. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Ferris State University where she majored in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction along with Special Education, a Master's degree from Grand Valley State University in General and Special Education Administration, and she graduated from Michigan State University with a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with Central Business Office Certification. Dr. Unger's dissertation group won the Carnegie Award for Dissertation in Practice for 2017 for their work concerning addressing the needs of schools affected by lead poisoning using the Design Thinking Process. She lives in Montague, MI where she enjoys boating, reading at the local bookstore, and running with her dog named Bali.

    Michele Millhouse- Michele has worked as a school psychologist for seventeen years in the urban, suburban, and rural setting across all grade levels in two states (Michigan and Pennsylvania).  Michele earned an Ed.S. from Lehigh University and a B.S. in Special Education from Kent State University.  In addition to her work as a school psychologist, Michele has served as the MASP School Psychologist Shortage Committee Chair and has held the position of Region 13 Directors for the past two years.  Michele has participated in committees through the Michigan Department of Education related to supporting parents of children with special needs, diversity/equity in education, and mental health services during COVID-19.  Further, Michele participated in the creation of the Michigan Department of Education Return to School Mental Health Toolkit to support educators, students, and parents during COVID-19.  She also has served as a member of the School Based Mental Health Committee. This organization consists of board members from the Michigan School Counselor Association, the Michigan Association of School Psychologists, and the Michigan Association of School Social Workers.  As a board member of MASP Michele has assisted lawmakers in Michigan in legislation related to suicide prevention, threat assessment and the provision/expansion of mental health support in our state. 


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