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California School Psychology Week

The week of November 11 – 15 is California School Psychology week. There are many activities you can undertake to bring attention to your work in the field of school psychology during California School Psychology Week. This year’s theme is Find Your Focus. Below are few suggestions and information that will help you on your way.

CASP Convention 2019
October 24-26, 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.

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Westin Hotel
333 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802

Spring Institute 2020

March 19-21, 2020

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

CASP Convention 2020
October 29-31, 2020

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

Spring Institute 2021

March 18-20, 2021

San Mateo Marriott
1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

Convention 2021

October 21-23, 2021

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Board Meetings


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

January 9 & 10, 2020

Embassy Suites Hotel
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814

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

Convention 2020 Board Meeting

October 28, 2020

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

Spring Institute 2021 Board Meeting

March 17, 2021

San Mateo Marriott
1770 S Amphlett Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

Convention 2021 Board Meeting

October 20, 2021

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Affiliate Events


SANDCASP: Legal Hot Topics and Q & A

September 20, 2019 8:00am-3:00pm

Presented by: Carl Corbin
Cajon Valley Union SD Boardroom; 750 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92020

To register visit: www.sandcasp.com/carl-corbin

VCASP: Identifying Memory Strengths and Weaknesses in Students with Learning Problems

September 27, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Milton Dehn
This workshop begins by explaining 13 neuropsychological memory processes. Research-established relationships between these memory processes and different types of learning and learning disabilities are emphasized, followed by recommendations for assessing memory through observations, rating scales, cognitive tests and memory scales. The workshop includes a demonstration of the Memory Processes Analyzer software that identifies memory strengths and weaknesses across the 13 processes. The workshop concludes with a brief overview of key evidence-based interventions.

Ventura COE; 5100 Adolfo Rd., Camarillo, CA

To register visit: https://tinyurl.com/vcasp-dehn

CVA-CASP: The Neuropsychology of Reading and Math Disorders

September 27, 2019 8:30am-4:00pm

Presented by: Steven Feifer
The Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders will examine reading from a brain-based educational perspective and discuss current literacy trends in the US. The primary focus of the presentation will be to differentiate “dyslexia” from other reading disorders, as well as to classify developmental reading disorders into four distinct subtypes. There will be a discussion matching each reading disorders’ subtype with scores of evidence-based interventions. The use of a neuropsychological paradigm to discuss multiple facets of the reading process including phonological processing, working memory, executive functioning, and orthographical processing will be featured. Lastly, the FAR battery, a diagnostic educational assessment designed to examine the underlying cognitive and linguistic processes that supports proficient reading skills will be introduced. The Neuropsychology of Math Disorders will explore how young children learn and acquire basic math skills from a brain-based educational perspective. The role of language, working memory, visual-spatial reasoning and executive functioning will be featured as primary cognitive constructs involved in the acquisition of basic number skills. There will be a discussion on three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as critical neurodevelopmental pathways that contribute to skills such as automatic fact retrieval, quantitative reasoning and the development of number sense. Specific case studies featuring the FAM will be featured along with scores of interventions.

Sunnyside High School Auditorium; 1019 S. Peach Ave., Fresno, CA

To register visit: https://cvent.me/awQGP

EGRASP: Legally Defensible ID Assessments

October 4, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm

Presented by: Dr. James Hiramoto

EGUSD Boardroom

For questions contact: afernaac@egusd.net

EGRASP: Neuropsychology of Stress a
nd Trauma/FAR

October 21, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Dr. Steven Feifer

EGUSD Boardroom

For questions contact: afernaac@egusd.net

EGRASP: Law and Ethics/504s

December 16, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm

Presented by: Carl Corbin

EGUSD Boardroom

For questions contact: afernaac@egusd.net

SANDCASP: School Refusal: Why students avoid school and what to do about it

November 15, 2019 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Robyn Moses
During this workshop, attendees will participate in active discussion and have the opportunity to work hands-on with actual scenarios.

South Bay Union School District; 607 Elm Ave., Imperial Beach, CA 91932

BAASP: Best Practices in Emotional Disturbance and Other Health Impairment Assessments

December 6, 2019 9:00am-4:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Michael Giambona
Overall, participants will learn best practices in assessing students for ED and OHI. Specifically, participants will learn the evolution of the ED category and factors that influence assessment will be addressed. Further, properly understanding and applying the qualifying criteria will be presented. The federal definition and educational criteria for OHI will be presented to increase participants’ knowledge of the category. Participants will learn how to legally and ethically utilize the OHI category and what information must be present in the report. Strategies and techniques for thorough assessment will be presented. Finally, the participants will learn to differentiate between ED and OHI qualification.

Seneca Family of Agencies, MPR; 6925 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA

To register visit: events.baasp.org

BAASP: Evidence-Based Evaluation of English Learners: A Contemporary Approach to Testing for All Practitioners

January 8, 2019 9:00am-4:00pm

Presented by: Dr. Sam Ortiz
This presentation outlines an evidence-based approach to evaluating English learners with emphasis on contemporary methods for using tests in a nondiscriminatory manner. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners in a manner that can generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions. Advances in tests and testing will be presented, including the dual-norming feature of the Ortiz PVAT and its utility in resolving the question of “difference vs. disorder”. 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 Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, and application of the new Ortiz PVAT for evaluation of both native English speakers and English learners via a dual-norming feature that controls for relative exposure in learning English. 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 incorporates contemporary research and advances in tests and testing.

San Mateo COE; 101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065

To register visit: events.baasp.org

BAASP: An Overview of the PSW Model

April 3, 2019 9:00am-4:00pm

Presented by: Jenny Ponzuric
Seneca Family of Agencies, MPR; 6925 Chabot Rd., Oakland, CA

To register visit: events.baasp.org

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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