California Association of School Psychologists



CASP Convention 2019
October 24-27, 2019

CASP’s 70th annual convention will be held October 24-26, 2019 in Long Beach. In recognition of the “You’re Not Alone: Integrating Systems of Support” theme, this convention will emphasize partnerships – ways in which school psychologists partner with other mental health professionals and educators to ensure all students learn. CASP is encouraging presentations made by teams that have successful programs to share.


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


Spring Institute 2019 Meeting

March 13, 2019

Marriott San Francisco Airport
1770 S Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94402-2708

Teleconference Meeting

June 2019


August 2019 Retreat

August 2 & 3, 2019

Westin Hotel
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

CASP Convention 2019 Board Meeting

October 23, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Westin Hotel
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Affiliate Leadership Days & CASP Board Meeting

Date to be announced

Spring Institute 2020 Board Meeting

March 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Affiliate Events

Santa Clara County Association of School Psychologists:
Best Practices in School Psychologist Assessments, Eligibility Recommendations and Report Writing
March 18, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Dr. James Hiramoto

What you will walk away from this workshop knowing: *PSW is not all that different from what is required for the discrepancy model *How to define all 8 basic cognitive processing areas (yes, including cognitive conceptualization, association and expression, and where might orthographic processing fit in) *When to abandon trying to find a discrepancy between ability and achievement and how to do it appropriately *Analysis of complex cases/reports where there is something obviously wrong with the student’s learning but the discrepancy model and PSW for that matter aren’t very helpful *Data-based decision making for determining SLD eligibility, including how to be Larry P compliant for students who are African American

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Elk Grove Regional Association of School Psychologists:
Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice March 29, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Samuel Ortiz

This presentation provides a review of the relationship among linguistic, cognitive and academic development and the application of research regarding EL evaluation within a practical, systematic framework. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners that generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions regarding English learners. Topics Include: understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of “true peer” comparisons research foundations and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, integration of the Ortiz PVAT in conducting EL evaluations. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that constitutes defensible and current best practices.

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Greater Long Beach Association of School Psychologists:
Progress Monitoring/ Selective Mutism May 3, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: R.T Busse, PhD

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Bay Area Association of School Psychologists:
Educational Emotional Disturbance Legally Defensive Assessments
April 19, 2019, 8:30am-4:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Ray Easler

Dr. Easler will be covering how to effectively conduct and write legally defensible assessments under emotional disturbance.



Pupil Services Coalition

SISP 2019 Brochure

Event Resources

CASP Spring Institute 2019
March 14 -16

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CASP Fall Convention 2018
November 8-10

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CASP Spring Institute 2018
March 22-24

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