California Association of School Psychologists



Spring Institute 2019

March 14-16, 2019

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


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


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, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Affiliate Events

Kern County Association of School Psychologists:
School Psychologists as Mental Health Providers
January 25, 2019 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Erika Zepeda

This workshop will provide School Psychologists with “on-the-ground” next steps during mental health crisis situations. The presenter will highlight some key points from the newly implemented California Law AB2246 along with the Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention adopted in Palo Alto Unified School District. Key elements of this workshop will include components of a risk assessment, student safety planning and what to do when a student is returning from a hospitalization/psych-hold (5150). The presenter will include experiences of working in a district that is highly competitive and emotionally stressful.

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Delta Area Association of School Psychologists:
Utilizing the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM)
January 28, 2019 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Jenny Ponzuric

During this workshop, participants will: *Learn how language proficiency measures can assist in choosing an assessment modality for the student *See how the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM) can assist the team in determining whether language and culture are primary impacts for the student *Be provided with some report writing considerations when assessing English Learners for specific learning disabilities.

Contact: Cheryl Rothe;

Central Valley Affiliate CASP:
Limiting Factors and Their Impact on Eligibility
February 19, 2019 8:30-11:30am

Presented by: Jennifer Rowe Gonzalez & Kathleen McDonald

When considering whether a student is eligible for special education, it is absolutely essential that a school psychologist consider what is primarily driving the student’s educational needs: are the needs caused by a disability, or are they caused by something else-a so-called limiting factor? If the latter, the child should not be made eligible for special education. Limiting factors include being limited English proficient; lack of school experience; poor school attendance; environmental (including home life, homelessness, and substance abuse) deficits; cultural issues; and economic disadvantage. What happens if a student whose needs are caused primarily by a limiting factor nevertheless is made eligible for special education? How do you address complex profiles where the student has a disability but also is being affected by a limiting factor? How does the need to analyze limiting factors impact the conduct of the assessment and choice of assessment measures? How do you write and discuss with parents, limiting factors of a sensitive nature (such as an unstable homelife)? These and other topics will be addressed in this workshop specifically geared to school psychologists.

Register: CVA-CASP members:

Kern County Association of School Psychologists:
The PSW Model
February 22, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by: Jenny Ponzuric

Participants will review the legal wording around the term PSW. Additionally, participants will be provided an overview of the two PSW Approaches adopted by the Ventura County SELPA: Cross-Battery (Dual Discrepancy/Consistency) Method and Dehn’s PSW Model. There will also be a discussion about the steps a district and/or SELPA might keep in mind during the exploration and implementation phases of PSW.


Ventura County Association of School Psychologists:
All Things Suicide: What You Need to Know
February 22, 2019, 8:30am-3:00pm

Presented by: Cynthia Olaya

Topics will include: legal obligations in completing risk assessments, warning signs and risk factors, self-injury and suicidality. Additionally, strategies and tips will be provided in conducting suicide assessments, including sample forms. A discussion of post-vention best practices activities will also be included. Participants will gain knowledge about systemic interventions, follow-up recommendations, and suggestions for documentation for legal compliance.


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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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.



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Event Resources

CASP Fall Convention 2018
November 8-10

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CASP Spring Institute 2018
March 22-24

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CASP Convention 2017
October 5-7, 2017

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