California Association of School Psychologists


CASP Events

CASP Spring Institute 2017 – The Alphabet Soup of School Climate
March 23-25, 2017

As a school psychologist, you have a role to play in your school district’s LCFF and LCAP, especially if you can get MTSS and/or PBIS, CEUs, SEL, specific programs for CLD, ELLs and ASD included that will also fulfill ESSA and keep your SARB happy.

To secure your hotel room, a dedicated website has been designed for CASP Spring Institute attendees: Or by calling Hyatt Central Reservations at 888-421-1442 (be sure to state that you are with the California Association of School Psychologists). Book your room by March 1, 2017, to receive this special rate.

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Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa
170 Railroad Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

CASP Convention 2017
October 5-7, 2017

Call for presentations now available. Learn more and submit your proposals.

Hyatt Regency
11999 Harbor Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA 92840

CASP Convention 2018
November 8-10, 2018

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

Board Meetings

Affiliate Events

Southwest SELPA: All About the BASC-3, BESS, SOS

February 16, 2017 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Randy Kamphaus

New scales and new components to assist with screening, assessment, intervention and progress monitoring. Come spend the day with BASC-3 co-author Dr. Randy Kamphaus to hear about the following topics: 1) How the BASC-3 family facilitates implementation of school-based mental health programs, 2) Using universal behavioral/emotional screening to identify at-risk students, 3) Selecting and implementing appropriate interventions based on BASC-3 results, 4) Ready-to-use curriculum materials for running behavioral/emotional skill-building groups, 5)New BASC-3 items,scales and composite scores, 6) Using the new Flex Monitor to create custom progress monitoring forms for students, 7) Improved tools for student observation and developmental history taking, 8) New digital scoring and reporting options, including paperless, web-based options.

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VCASP:Update on Dyslexia: Assessment and Intervention
February 24, 2017 8:00am-4:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Catherine Christo

Recent California legislation and guidance from the US Dept. of Ed have highlighted the need for schools to identify and provide intervention for students with dyslexia. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide participants with essential info regarding dyslexia: possible causes, impact on reading, early markers, evaluation for SPED and intervention and strategies for intervention. It is expected that as a result of attending this workshop, participants will gain both knowledge and skills in understanding, assessing and addressing the needs of students with dyslexia.

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Mendocino County SELPA: Student Discipline Including Special Education (K-12)
February 27, 2017 1:00-4:00pm

Presented by: Carl Corbin

Intended audience for this workshop: School Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Special Education Teachers, OTs, PTs, and Administrators

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Palm Springs Unified School District: Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Model for Identification of SLD
March 8-9, 2017 8:30am-4:00pm

Presented by: Jenny Ponzuric

This two day workshop will provide school psychologists training in using both the Cross-Battery/Dual Discrepancy-Consistency Approach as well as Dehn’s PSW method including the software programs XBASS & PPA. Case studies will be used to assist in the application of this approach. Additionally, communication of results in a written and verbal format will be reviewed. The PSDW model is an alternative method of identifying specific learning disabilities and providing targeted interventions to support the learning of all students.

Contact: Gisella Garza (760) 416-6028

FASP: The PSW Model: Contemporary Assessment of SLD
March 9, 2017 9:00am-3:30pm

Presented by: Rodrigo Enciso

This workshop will introduce the PSW method as an alternative model of SLD identification consistent with the “third method” of evaluation in the Ed Code and one based on research of contemporary cognitive abilities. Attendees will learn fundamental principles of SLD identification using the PSW model and how this practice can improve their evaluation outcomes. They will also learn how to get started on using such practices, and a way of documenting eligibility by using case samples to illustrate implementation. A discussion on how districts throughout California are moving towards the PSW model will follow.

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

Presented by: Carl Corbin

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Pupil Services Coalition

No upcoming events at this time.

Past Event Resources

CASP Fall Convention 2016
October 27-19, 2016

“Advocacy and Intervention for Traumatized Youth”

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CASP Spring Institute 2016
March 31 – April 2, 2016

“Connecting the Dots to Support the Whole Child”

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