Upcoming Events

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

    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.

    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.

    • 01/08/2021
    • (EST)
    • 03/30/2021
    • (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 January-March.  Orientation begins January 9th. 

    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 January 9th. 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 (pending approval). For additional information, including the schedule of sessions and necessary documentation for SCECHs, see the attached document.

    • 02/23/2021
    • (EST)
    • 02/26/2021
    • (EST)
    • Online (with the ability to view live sessions for credit for 60 days following the conference)

    NASP will be holding its 2021 annual convention virtually February 23-26, 2021. MASP members and non-members may earn SCECHs for attending the NASP Convention Live sessions (or watching the recordings of the live sessions), equivalent to 1-22.5 hours. Registrants will have continued access to these sessions for 60 days after the convention. (There are also 300 on-demand, 30-minute sessions and 300 poster sessions which can be attended but for which no credits are available). Live sessions relate to the convention theme, “The Power of Possibility”, and are presented by leading international experts who are invited to speak by the NASP Convention Committee. Participation will be verified by requiring attendees to (1) complete the Google Form and (2) upload certificates of completion for each session after completion of the conference by going to the following link:


    MASP no longer charges a fee for SCECHs, nor is there a charge paid to MASP for registration. However, NASP charges between $29 and $459 depending on membership status and registration date. For more information, see the NASP website at www.nasponline.org.

    Schedule of Live Sessions with Available SCECHs 

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