California Association of School Psychologists



 

CASP Events


CASP Convention 2017
October 5-7, 2017

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Hyatt Regency
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Spring Institute 2018
March 22-24, 2018

Portola Plaza Hotel
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

CASP Convention 2018
November 8-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

CASP Convention 2019
October 24-27, 2019

Westin Hotel
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

CASP Convention 2020
October 29-31, 2020

Renaissance Hotel
888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Board Meetings


CASP Board of Directors Meeting
October 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Affiliate Leadership Days and Board of Directors Meeting
January 18 & 19, 2018

Residence Inn at Capitol Park
1121 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Spring Institute 2018 – Board of Directors Meeting
March 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Portola Plaza Hotel
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Affiliate Events


Manteca Unified School District: An Overview of the Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Model for SLD Identification
August 9, 2017, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Jenny Ponzuric

The purpose of this training is to provide school psychologists with an overview of the PSW Model for SLD Identification. Psychologists will be provided an overview of the two research-based assessment approaches (Cross Battery and Dehn’s Processing Strengths and Weaknesses model) for students being referred for possible eligibility under Specific Learning Disability. Additional topics of discussion will include the role of pre-referral interventions and report writing strategies using a PSW model.

Manteca Unified School District Office, Room 202-203
Contact: Denise Nagao; (209) 858-0801

Kern County Association of School Psychologists (KASP):
CEFI-ASRS-CAS-2
August 25, 2017 8:00am-3:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Jack Naglieri

The purpose of this training is to provide school psychologists with an overview of the PSW Model for SLD Identification. Psychologists will be provided an overview of the two research-based assessment approaches (Cross Battery and Dehn’s Processing Strengths and Weaknesses model) for students being referred for possible eligibility under Specific Learning Disability. Additional topics of discussion will include the role of pre-referral interventions and report writing strategies using a PSW model.

Fresno Pacific University
11000 River Run Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA

Contact: kernasp@gmail.com

Elk Grove Regional Association of School Psychologists (EGRASP):
Feifer Assessment of Reading (FAR) Review AND The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders
September 11, 2017

Presented by: Steven Feifer, D.Ed, NCSP, ABSNP

This workshop will explore the neural architecture of emotional behavior by examining various brain structures laying the foundation for higher level social skill functioning. Specific biological factors related to the development of social competence and emotional self-regulation will be explored. There will be a detailed discussion on behavioral self-regulation, anxiety disorders, and depression from a brain-based educational perspective, including cutting edge interventions such as neurofeedback. Schools can enhance emotional wellness in children through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment strategies and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children. The specific learning objectives include: 1) Discuss the neural architecture of emotion by detailing key brain regions responsible for the development of empathy and emotional regulation; 2) Discuss the pitfalls of over-relying upon behavior management plans or psychopharmacology to address mental health conditions in children; 3) Explore effective classroom interventions and treatment options for children with behavioral self-regulation issues and emotional disorders.

EGUSD Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, CA

Contact: Armando Fernandez; afernaac@egusd.net, 916-686-7797 ext. 31705

EGRASP: Using PSW to Identify SLD
September 15, 2017

Presented by: Milton Dehn, EdD

This workshop begins with the neuropsychology of 13 psychological and cognitive processes that are highly related with the development of specific academic skills. This is followed by the rationale and evidence-base for using a PSW approach to the identification of SLD. The workshop continues with procedures for conducting a multi-battery assessment of processes that combines cognitive scales, rating scales and specific processing scales. This is followed by procedures for analyzing the data, interpreting the results and determining the processing weaknesses that will be used for identification of SLD. The workshop includes training in the use of Psychological Processing Analyzer (PPA) software designed to identify statistically significant strengths and weaknesses following a multibattery assessment. Case studies will be used to illustrate the use of the PPA and how the PPA results apply to SLD criteria. It will conclude with a brief overview of evidence-based interventions for specific processing deficits.

EGUSD Board Room
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Rd.
Elk Grove, CA

Contact: Armando Fernandez; afernaac@egusd.net, 916-686-7797 ext. 31705

SCLS/Mendocino County SELPA: Preschool Special Education A-Z
October 13, 2017 1:00-4:00pm

Presented by: Jennifer Nix, Assistant General Counsel

This workshop begins with the neuropsychology of 13 psychological and cognitive processes that are highly related with the development of specific academic skills. This is followed by the rationale and evidence-base for using a PSW approach to the identification of SLD. The workshop continues with procedures for conducting a multi-battery assessment of processes that combines cognitive scales, rating scales and specific processing scales. This is followed by procedures for analyzing the data, interpreting the results and determining the processing weaknesses that will be used for identification of SLD. The workshop includes training in the use of Psychological Processing Analyzer (PPA) software designed to identify statistically significant strengths and weaknesses following a multibattery assessment. Case studies will be used to illustrate the use of the PPA and how the PPA results apply to SLD criteria. It will conclude with a brief overview of evidence-based interventions for specific processing deficits.

Mendocino County Office of Education
2240 Old River Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: SELPA; 707-467-5166

KASP: Legal Update
October 27, 2017 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Jennifer Rowe Gonzalez

Mendocino County SELPA: Special Education Legal Hot Topics
April 17, 2017 1:00-4:00pm

Presented by: Carl Corbin

KCSOS, City Center, Room 1B

KASP: School Psychologists as Mental Health Providers
February 23, 2018 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Erika Zepeda

Mendocino County Office of Education
2240 Old River Road
Ukiah, CA 95482

Contact: (707)467-5166 http://mcoe.k12oms.org/1709-121560

Pupil Services Coalition


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Past Event Resources


CASP Spring Institute 2017
March 23-25, 2017

“The Alphabet Soup of School Climate”

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CASP Fall Convention 2016
October 27-19, 2016

“Advocacy and Intervention for Traumatized Youth”

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