TASP Summer Institute 2017

TASP 2017 Summer Institute Session Summaries, Handouts, and Evaluations


Diversity Focus: Dealing with Trauma in Immigrant Students 
Traumatic events are said to affect 40% of school children, making the need for school-based trauma-informed care imperative. This session will overview trauma and its effects as well as review techniques for dealing with one population that is often exposed to traumatic events, immigrant students. Participants will learn the basics of trauma exposure (what trauma is and how it manifests in the school setting) as well as how to effectively intervene with this specific population.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Dealing with Trauma in Immigrant Students (Schroeder)

Promoting Safety, Inclusion, and Well-Being for LGBTQ Students 
The LGBTQ community has made progress toward legal equality, yet the deck continues to be stacked against young people growing up LGBTQ in America. The impacts of family rejection, bullying, and daily concerns for safety weigh heavy on our youth. This workshop will discuss the current state of LGBTQ youth in grades K through 12, resources available, emerging best practices, and ways to make a positive difference. This workshop will particularly benefit those who wish to build their confidence and take action. NASP Practice Domains 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 are addressed in this session.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Promoting Safety, Inclusion, & Well-Being for LGBTQ Students (Pompei)

Practical Play Therapy in the Schools 
Kelly will present Practical Play Therapy in the Schools in a dynamic and experiential way so that participants will obtain foundational knowledge of play therapy to build upon and implement play-based responsive services in your school setting. Participants will: 1) understand the theory of child-centered play therapy; 2) examine the theory of child-centered play therapy; 3) experience play as a metaphor; 4) practice basic play therapy; and 5) develop a plan for implementing play-based treatment in your school. This workshop supports domains 4 and 6 of the NASP Practice Model.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Practical Play Therapy in the Schools (Martin)

Beyond Compliance: Highly Ethical Counseling Services for LSSPs (handouts will be distributed in the session)
The focus of this presentation is on the identification of ethical challenges specific to the counseling role of school psychologists and the development of proactive practices to prevent ethical mishaps. Using a case-based approach, the workshop will illustrate key ethical principles and provide opportunities for the participants to be actively engaged in their learning. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: 1) identify ethical challenges specific to the counseling role of school psychologists; 2) recognize proactive practices to prevent ethical mishaps; and 3) apply ethical decision-making strategies to real cases at work.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Beyond Compliance (Lasser)

TASP Legislative Update
The TASP Legislative Update is intended to provide attendees with a summary of the 85th Texas legislative session. Topics will include the outcome of bills that were tracked by the Government and Professional Relations Committee as well as other bills relevant to students and families in Texas. Discussion of legislation pertinent to the practice of school psychology will be reviewed. This session is appropriate for all attendees regardless of their previous knowledge of the legislative activities. This session aligns with Domain 10: Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - TASP Legislative Update (Kneedler)

The Crashing Tide: Blending Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Care 
Schools today face a myriad of mental health and academic challenges and are yet held to a high level of accountability and compliance. School-based mental health practitioners are being expected to find creative resolutions for an ever-changing student population who has needs beyond traditional school abilities. This session will provide a basic foundational approach for school-based mental health practitioners to assist in developing a blended safe haven for children in crisis while meeting domains 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 of the NASP Practice Model. Attendees will get a basic understanding of restorative practices and practice easy to replicate skills to take home.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Crashing Tide (Mills)

An Introduction to School-Based Motivational Interviewing 
School-Based Motivational Interviewing (SBMI) is an evidence-based client-centered conversational style useful in consultation with teachers and direct services with adolescents (Frey et al., 2013; Lee et al., 2014; Reinke et al., 2008; Strait et al., 2012). School psychologists can use SBMI to promote students’ academic performance and teachers’ use of evidence-based programs. In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice the core client-centered counseling skills (i.e., OARS) associated with SBMI. Attendees will also gain entry-level knowledge of the spirit and processes of SBMI. This workshop addresses NASP Practice Domains I (Consultation and Collaboration) and IV (Interventions and Mental Health Services).
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - School-Based Motivational Interviewing (Strait)

Supervision in School Psychology: Practical and Ethical Considerations 
Effective supervision during practicum, internship, and early career experiences can have a lasting impact on the professional dispositions, behaviors, and decision-making of school psychologists. By attending this session, participants will understand: the developmental model of supervision, the goals and format of supervision, frequently discussed topics during supervision sessions, supervisee perspectives of effective supervision, sample documents for evaluating supervisees, and relevant NASP and TSBEP standards to consider when providing supervision to practicum students, interns, and early career professionals. This session addresses domain 10 of the NASP Practice Model.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Supervision in School Psychology (Sullivan & Kahn)

Consultation with Families 
After completing this workshop, the LSSP should be able to place, in an appropriate context, parent support for students who have historically or currently received some form of psychological services and exhibit a need for indirect intervention in the home setting. The practicing LSSP will be able to pull from their own established/establishing competency of consultation and put these skills in the context of the home setting. The goal is to develop a flexible model that may be similar to the one presented at this workshop and/or to transform the model based on the available resources (e.g., staffing for after school). The model described in this workshop supports parents as part of a general school consultation and is a pre-referral intervention for the traditional “Parent Training” program. This is ideal for the K-8 population of students.
To obtain proof of Continuing Professional Development, be sure you are logged into your TASP-user profile and complete the following session evaluation: Session Evaluation - Parent-Centered Consultation (Chen)

 


Hotel

Emerald Beach Hotel

102 South Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Room Rate: $119.00 per night

To make hotel room reservations, call (361) 883-5731 and mention TAS as the booking code.
Room reservations must be made by 5/18/2017

Bring the whole family to enjoy playing on the beach or experience all of the fun that Corpus has to offer.

Additional days may be available before and after the conference for reduced rate (based on availability) 6/8/2017 – 6/12/2017.

Pricing 

 

Friday, June 9, 2017 

8:30-11:45am

Session: Diversity Focus: Dealing with Trauma in Immigrant Students
Speaker: Jennifer Schroeder, Ph.D., LP, LSSP, NCSP, Texas A&M University, Commerce

Session: Promoting Safety, Inclusion, and Well-Being for LGBTQ Students
Speaker: Vincent Pompei, Ed.D., Youth Well-Being Project & Time to THRIVE

1:15-4:30pm

Session: Practical Play Therapy in the Schools
Speaker: Kelly Martin, M.Ed., LPC, The Playroom

Session: Beyond Compliance: Highly Ethical Counseling Services for LSSPs
Speaker: Jon Lasser, Ph.D., LP, LSSP, Texas State University

 

Saturday, June 10, 2017 

7:30-8:30am

Session: TASP Legislative Update
Speaker: Stephanie Kneedler, LSSP, NCSP, TASP Government and Professional Relations Chair

8:45am-12:00pm

Session: The Crashing Tide: Blending Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Care
Speaker: Don Mills, Ed.D., Meadowland Charter School

Session:  An Introduction to School-Based Motivational Interviewing
Speaker: Gill Strait, Ph.D., NCSP, University of Houston, Clear Lake 

1:30-4:45pm

Session Topic: Supervision in School Psychology: Practical and Ethical Considerations
Speaker: Jeremy Sullivan, Ph.D., LP, LSSP, NCSP and David Kahn, Ph.D., LP, LSSP

Session: Denton ISD Psychological Services: Family Services Center - Parent-Centered Consultation
Speaker: Francis Chen, LSSP, Denton Independent School District

 

TASP Summer Institute Speakers

Jennifer Schroeder
Dr. Jennifer Schroeder is a Professor and Department Head at Texas A&M University - Commerce. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been in higher education since 2004. She has been the School Psychology program coordinator at TAMU-Commerce since 2005. Prior to that, she worked in the public schools as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She is also a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Vincent Pompei
Dr. Vincent "Vinnie" Pompei is the director of the Youth Well-Being Project at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization dedicated to LGBTQ equality. Dr. Pompei holds two Master's degrees in Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin began The Playroom Lubbock, a private collaborative therapy practice, in 2015. She obtained her Master's in Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas and worked as an elementary school counselor for 4 years. At her private practice, she counsels children and adolescents using play therapy, sand therapy, and expressive arts therapy.

Jon Lasser
Jon Lasser is a professor and program coordinator of the School Psychology specialist program at Texas State University. Prior to coming to Texas State, he was a school psychologist for the Eanes Independent School District. He has a Ph.D. in School Psychology from UT Austin and a master's in sexuality education from the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored three books (School Psychologist as Counselor, Grow Happy, and Professional Ethics in Midwifery Practice) and is working on a book about parenting and screen time for Oxford University Press.

Stephanie Kneedler
Stephanie Kneedler is the program based licensed specialist in school psychology for the Capital Area Regional Day School Program for the Deaf within Round Rock ISD. Stephanie earned her degree in school psychology from Texas State University. Stephanie is the Government and Professional Relations Chair for the Texas Association of School Psychologists.

Dr. Mills served in a variety of academic settings. He has an array of experiences from being a classroom teacher to being a superintendent. Dr. Mills is currently the superintendent of Meadowland Charter School in Boerne, Texas. His 8 degrees include academics and psychology which is balanced to reach kids in crisis.

Dr. Gill Strait is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Strait completed an APPIC internship with Dallas Independent School District and a post-doc with Saint Louis Special School District.

Jeremy Sullivan
Dr. Jeremy Sullivan is a professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Earning his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University, he is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Prior to joining the faculty at UTSA, Jeremy worked as a school psychologist for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston. He currently serves as a co-editor of the TASP journal Research and Practice in the Schools, and as an associate editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

David Kahn
David Kahn, Ph.D., is a school psychologist in Galena Park ISD. Prior to earning his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University, he provided psychological services in Texas public schools as a specialist in school psychology. His primary areas of interest are neuropsychological assessment and multi-tiered systems of support.  He completed a fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in pediatric/school psychology and a residency in clinical neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. As a health service provider, he strives to help parents and teachers in their efforts to improve outcomes for children, regardless of a child’s disability status or educational need for services.  David is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake where he teaches courses in Intellectual Assessment, Biological Basis of Behavior, and History and Systems.  Over the last three years, he has provided supervision to school psychology practicum students and interns.

Francis Chen
Francis Chen is an LSSP who went from working with a cohort of 5 LSSPs to a cohort of 23 LSSPs. He has served as coordinator of the Family Services Center for 3 years. He has had the great privilege to serve on the TASP Executive Board. He earned his BA in Psychology and MA in School Psychology, at Texas State University. He loves what he does.

 

 

 

Obtaining Proof of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy: It is the responsibility of each participant to sign their name on the sign-in sheet within 15 minutes of the beginning of the session.  Sign-in sheets will not be available after the first 15 minutes of a CPD session.  Only participants that sign-in within 15 minutes of the start of the session AND submit the electronic evaluation for that session by 11:59 PM on June 12, 2017, will receive a CPD Certificate.  No CPD certificates will be issued for participants who sign in after 15 minutes of the start of the session OR submit their electronic evaluation AFTER June 12.

CPD Certificates will be emailed to the participant's email that is associated with their TASP account by June 15, 2017.

Americans With Disabilities Act: Do you require any of the special services (such as an interpreter or wheelchair accessible accommodations) covered under American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336, Section 102)? If so, please send your requirements in writing no later than May 2, 2017, to TASP Summer Institute ADA Requirements, PO Box 141023, Austin, TX 78714, by calling (512) 791-4701, or by emailing txaspadmin@txasp.org.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Summer Institute cancellations made by May 18, 2017, will receive a refund LESS an administrative fee, AFTER the event. Cancellations made after May 18, 2017, will NOT be refunded. Cancellations may be made in writing to TASP, PO Box 141023, Austin, TX 78714, by calling (512) 791-4701, or emailing to txaspadmin@txasp.org.

TSBEP Professional Development Rules on Ethics and Cultural Diversity: It is the responsibility of each individual licensee to determine if CPD sessions meet the requirements of the TSBEP’s rules on cultural diversity and ethics. If you have any questions, please contact TASP’s Professional Development Chair at professionaldev@txasp.org or TSBEP at http://www.tsbep.texas.gov/.