The TASP School-Based Mental Health Summer Institute 2015
June 12-13


Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 South Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Room Rate: $109.00 per night

Hotel Reservation: Call the hotel directly at (361) 883-5731 and mention you are attending the TASP Summer Institute

Additional days may be available before and after conference for reduced rate (based on availability)

Please note: the negotiated hotel room reservation rate is not applicable using the hotel website. Summer Institute attendees will need to call the hotel directly to make their hotel room reservation at the discounted rate.


  Online & On-site Registration
9 hours (All day Friday; Saturday morning - does NOT include Featured Session) $90.00
12 hours (All day Friday and Saturday - includes Featured Session based upon the Why Try? Program) $100.00

Click here to register

Americans With Disabilities Act: Do you require any of the special services (such as an interpreter or wheel-chair accessible accommodations) covered under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336, Section 102)? If so, please send your requirements in writing no later than May 23, 2015 to Summer Institute ADA Requirements, Box 14023, Austin, TX 78714, by calling (512) 791-4701, or by emailing [email protected].

Schedule (tentative)

June 12

7:00-8:00am Registration/Check-In
Session 1
(Beverage/food break 9:30-10:00am)
Peer Aggression in Ethnic Minority Youth - Dr. Jamilia Blake (Texas A&M University)


School-Based Mental Health Service Delivery - Connie Rodriguez, LSSP (Dallas Independent School District, Director of Psychological and Social Services)
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch on your own
Session 2
(Beverage/food break 1:30-2:00pm)
KEYNOTE: Crisis Prevention & Intervention - Dr. Stephen Brock (President of NASP, California State University Sacramento)

June 13

7:00-8:00am Registration/Check-In
Session 3
(Beverage/food break 9:30-10:00am)
Ethics in Working with At-Risk Youth - Dr. Nancy Razo (University of Texas-Pan American)


The State of the Art in Positive Psychology - Dr. Tyler Renshaw (Louisiana State University)
11:30am-1:00pm Lunch on your own
Session 4
(Beverage/food break 1:30-2:00pm)

Featured Session: Social-Emotional Learning and Resilience: The Why Try? Model - Christian Moore

Note: To attend this session, participants MUST pay full registration fees of $100 for all 12 hours. This session is NOT included for those that register for 9 hours.


TASP would like to thank Multi-Health Systems ( and Specialized Assessment & Consulting for their sponsorship of portions of Summer Institute 2015.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Summer Institute cancellations made by May 23, 2015 will receive a refund LESS an administrative fee, AFTER the conference. Cancellations made after May 23, 2015 will NOT be refunded. Cancellations may be made in writing to TASP, P.O. Box 141023, Austin, TX 78714, by calling (512) 791-4701, or send an email to [email protected].