23rd Annual Professional Development Convention
October 8-10, 2015
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

If you need to access the  TASP W9 click the words "TASP W9"

 The TASP Convention Prospectus includes session descriptions, to help you decide between the awesome sessions TASP has lined up this year. Click on the words "TASP Convention Prospective" below to access. 

TASP 2015 Convention Prospectus


Early Registration

(Ended 9/25/15)


On-Site Registration



TASP Member


TASP Member





Provisional/ Student






Pre-Convention Workshop Only








Pre-Convention and Convention








Convention Only








Connections Luncheon



Curious if TASP sessions will meet the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists' (TSBEP) requirements for Professional Development? Please read the information below. 

This information was accessed from the TSBEP website regarding license renewals. You may also click on the words "Ethics Course Guidelines" for a direct link to guidelines that will help you decide if a session will meet the requirements. 

"Pursuant to Board rule 461.11, licensees are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours of professional development during each year they hold a license.  The hours must be directly related to the practice of psychology.  Of these 20 hours, a minimum of 3 hours must be in the area(s) of ethics, Board Rules of Conduct, or professional responsibility.  The Board’s policy on ethics hours may be accessed by clicking on the following link: Ethics Course Guidelines.  Also, out of the 20 required hours, another 3 hours must be in the area of cultural diversity.  Areas of cultural diversity include, but are not limited to, age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status.  Lastly, at least half of the required 20 hours must be obtained from or endorsed by a provider listed in Board rule 461.11(c)(3).  Please note, pursuant to Board rule 461.11(b), the Board does not pre-approve professional development hours.

Time Session Title Speaker

Thursday, October 8, 2015

7:00am - 5:00pm Registration  
7:00am - 5:00pm Exhibits  
7:15am - 8:15am Continental Breakfast  
8:00am - 4:00pm 

Pre-Convention Workshop 1:
Self-care for the Mental Health Professional in School Settings: Preventing Burnout

Stress Management slides

The Stages of Community slides

The Stages of Crisis and Leadership Style slides

Wellness slides

Wellness Wheel handout

Wellness Assessment

Adam Saenz, Ph.D.
8:15am - 4:15pm 

Pre-Convention Workshop 2:
Surviving and Thriving as a School Psychologist: The Early Years

Surviving and Thriving session slides/handouts

Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D.
4:30pm - 5:30pm Reception, Annual TASP Awards  
5:30pm - 7:30pm

TSBEP Updates, a Review of the 84th Texas Legislature, & Preparation for the Sunset Review

TSBEP Updates slides and handouts

* This session is intended to satisfy the TSBEP continuing professional development requirements for ethics. 

Darrel Spinks JD, Marty De Leon JD

Friday, October 9, 2015

7:00am - 5:00pm Registration  
8:00am - 5:00pm Exhibits  
7:30am - 8:30am Continental Breakfast  
8:30am - 11:45am

Advanced Administration and Interpretation of the NEPSY-II

NEPSY-II slides 

NEPSY-II handouts

Daniel C. Miller, Ph.D
8:30am - 11:45am

Ethical & Professional Supervision of Graduate Students, Interns, and Early Career School Psychologists

Internship Contract and Forms

Scavenger Hunt for internship

SSP Internship Plan and Evaluation

Case Example with DEP supervision model

DEP article

Supervisory feedback and self assessment

Remediation Plan Template

Hitting the Ground Running

Suggested Internship Activities

Ethical Supervision slides and handlouts

Texas Rules Related to Supervision

* This session is intended to satisfy the TSBEP professional development requirements for ethics. 

Mark Swerdlik, Ph.D.
8:30am - 11:45am

Assessment of Executive Function Using the CEFI: From Assessment to Intervention

Assessment to Intervention Using the CEFI slides and handouts

Jack Naglieri, Ph.D.
8:30am - 11:45am Graduate Student Series  

8:30am - 11:45am


(includes both mini-skill sessions)

Mini-Skills: Utilizing the Treating Aggressive Girls System to Create Effective Intervention

 Using TAG slides

TAG Worksheet 


Crossing the Threshold: The Honeymoon Myth and Other Ways We Prevent BIP Success


Cross the Threshold slides and handouts 

**This session is closed due to reaching maximum capacity**

 Laurie Klose, Ph.D., Jessica Kobe Berger, SSP, Kylie Pherigo



Curt Johnson, Ed.S, NCSP

11:45am - 1:15pm CONNECTIONS LUNCHEON 
12:15pm - 1:15pm

The Neuropsychology of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Select Interventions to Target Associated Deficits (Poster Session)

 Britany Lerma, Daviana Sullivan, and Wendi L. Johnson, Ph.D.
12:15 - 1:15pm

Gender Differences in the Effect of Affect on Creativity

Allison K. Kondo, M.S. and Judit R. Mann, Ph.D.
12:15 - 1:15pm

The Efficacy of Video Self-Modeling in Addressing Aggressive Behavior Among Children Identified as At-Risk

Michelle Laspata, Rachelle Foster, and Wendi L. Johnson, Ph.D.
12:15 - 1:15pm

Understand the Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses Approach to Identifying a Learning Disability

Laura Phipps and Alex Beaujean, Ph.D.
12:15 - 1:15pm

Changing Your Family Tree: Increasing Academic Readiness Skills in Toddlers by Teaching Parents How to Talk With Their Children

Karen Renee Sutton, M.S.

Sander Martin, Ph.D.

12:15 - 1:15pm

An Investigation Into School Psychologists' Knowledge of the Individual's with Disabilities Education Act and its Implication for Educational Practice

Christian Renwoldt, M.A.

1:15pm - 4:30pm

Professional Practices in Training School Psychologists and Working With Military Families - This session will also serve as the Trainers of School Psychology meeting. 

Professional Practices in Training School Psychologist slides 

 Victor Villareal, Ph.D.

1:15pm - 4:30pm

(includes both mini-skill sessions)

Mini-Skills: The Use of Social Media, Intervention Techniques, and Other Mediums to Decrease Childhood Obesity


Adopting New Test Editions

Nina Ellis-Harvey, Ph.D., NCSP, LSSP., Ashley Doss, DeShae Davis


A. Alexander Beaujean, Ph.D., ABAP

1:15pm - 4:30pm

Best Practices in Legally-Defensible Manifestation Determinations

 **This session is closed due to reaching maximum capacity**

Materials will be distributed during the session. No electronic handouts will be posted. Be sure to bring a notepad.

* This session is intended to satisfy the TSBEP continuing professional development requirements for ethics. 

Ginger Gates, Ph.D.
1:15pm - 4:30pm

Prevention, diagnosis, and evidence-based intervention for behavior-emotional issues via BASC-3

BASC-3 session slides and handouts

**This session is closed due to reaching maximum capacity**


Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.
1:15pm - 4:30pm

SLD Determination Using PASS Theory and CAS-Second Edition: From Assessment to Intervention

SLD Determination slides


Jack Naglieri, Ph.D.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

7:45am - 9:15am Continental Breakfast  
7:45am - 12:30pm Exhibits  
8:00am - 9:00am

Mini-Skills: Conners CPT 3TM, Conners CATATM, and Conners K-CPTTM: Introduction and Application 

 Session slides and handouts

 Amy Patenaude, Ed.S.,  NCSP
9:15am - 12:30pm

The Three R’s (Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding) Plus Ethics in Child Abuse and Trauma

The Three R's session slides and handouts

* This session is intended to satisfy the TSBEP continuing professional development requirements for either cultural diversity or ethics.

Jeffrey Wherry, Ph.D.
9:15am - 12:30pm

Ethically Using Technology in the School Psychologist’s Practice

Ethically Using Technology session slides and handouts

* This session is intended to satisfy the TSBEP continuing professional development requirements for ethics.

Dan Florell, Ph.D.
9:15am - 12:30pm

Solution-Focused Counseling, Consultation, and Intervention in Schools: A Toolbox of Practical Techniques.

**This session is closed due to reaching maximum capacity**

Solution Focused Workshop Exercises in word doc form

Solution Focused Workshop Exercises in pdf form

Solution Focused session slides

John Murphy, Ph.D.
9:15am - 12:30pm

We've Done an FBA. Now what?

We've done an FBA, now what? Slides and handouts

John Reynolds, LSSP, BCBA