Student Webinars


Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared. Don’t just Survive…Thrive! Practical Strategies for New School Psychologists.

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.
Entering the field of School Psychology can seem daunting. You have learned theory from graduate school, and practical application from your field experiences, but how do you put it all together as a fully-fledged School Psychologist? Through interactive participant discussion with two veteran school psychologists, this workshop will help participants gain an understanding of essential skills needed by new or early-career school psychologists. Participants will learn strategies, based on years of successful practice and specific NASP Ethical Principles that can help school psychologists thrive in their schools. Discussion will focus on why these strategies are important and how the school psychologist can model and live each strategy. In addition, participants will leave with access to a treasure trove of organizational tools and resources, as well as our recommended reading list for first year school psychologists.

$10 CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Student Series: Preparing for your Internship and First Job / Resume Review

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.

You think you have everything you need to list on that resume, but do you? In this interactive workshop, seasoned School Psychologists, some of whom do hiring, will be on hand to take a critical look at your resume and give you pointers on how to conduct yourself during those most important interviews.

Free for CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Student Series: What to Expect from Your Internship Besides Money Webinar

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.

This workshop is designed help participants know what is required for a successful school psychology internship that will prepare you to land your first job. CASP and NASP best practice guidelines for internship, the role of the intern and the role of the supervisor, and suggestions for negotiating the experience you need and the compensation you deserve will be provided.

$10 CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Student Series: Beyond the Numbers: What Really Needs to be Included in All Those Reports

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.

Report writing. As you get comfortable in your first job as a school psychologist, you will likely find that report writing is a major part of your job. But how do you make reports understandable to your principal and the parents? What should you look for to make sure these reports are legally compliant?

$10 CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Student Series: Ethics for School Psychology Students

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.

Entering the field of school psychology can present various ethical and moral dilemmas for graduate students. This presentation will examine ethical considerations school psychologists face within the educational environment. The session will also examine the basic principles of ethical decision making models utilizing real life scenarios and discussion graduate students can use in order to negotiate various moral and ethical dilemmas.

$10 CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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LEPs


Law for School Psychologists and Licensed Educational Psychologists

The objective of this interactive presentation will be to review laws, regulations and ethics governing the role of school psychologists and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs). Through the use of a foundational ethical problem-solving model, this presentation covers current ethical considerations through case studies and collaboration to assist school psychologists and LEPs in navigating various ethical dilemmas in daily practice.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Behavioral Supports and Interventions-a Legal Perspective

California, LEAs’ obligations regarding students’ behavioral needs, FBAs, BIPs, and discussion of behavioral supports and interventions associated with manifestation determination meetings as delivered through an interactive presentation along with significant supplemental materials to include excerpts from various legal decisions and other relevant materials.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Ethics for School Psychologists and LEPs

The objective of this interactive presentation will be to review laws, regulations and ethics governing the role of school psychologists and Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs). Through the use of a foundational ethical problem-solving model, this presentation covers current ethical considerations through case studies and collaboration to assist school psychologists and LEPs in navigating various ethical dilemmas in daily practice.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Becoming a Licensed Educational Psychologist

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.
Considering becoming a Licensed Educational Psychologist? Feel you need help studying for the exam? Discussion of the Board of Behavioral Sciences’ LEP Study Guide will be led CASP LEP Specialist, Chris Jones. Prior to attending this session, please download the BBS’ LEP Exam Handbook at http://bit.ly/372Mh1L.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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The Business of Being a Licensed Educational Psychologist

This webinar is not eligible for CEUs.
You have your LEP, now what? Setting up a private practice can be a daunting task- so much to consider.
Do I take on a few counseling clients, maybe some IEEs? Let us help put you on the path to discovering what model is best for you. This interactive workshop will help participants define what their goals are and provide an opportunity to ask the questions necessary to start developing a practice that will allow them to provide the services they are most interested in. Participants will learn about different private practice models, work on business plans and create a framework for the type of practice that will meet their goals.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Self-Care


Let it Go: Defrost this Winter Break with Self-Care.

As a mental health provider, have you been struggling with your work/life balance? With the additional stressors from COVID-19 and distance learning, many school psychologists are finding it hard to carve out time for themselves. Join us for this hands on workshop that will discuss self-care strategies and our barriers to accessing them. You’ll leave with practical tips for everyday life and tools to feel refreshed returning from the holiday break.

Free for CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization: What Every Psychologist Needs to Know to Support Their Personal and Professional Well Being

Because school psychologists are trained to utilize compassion and empathy for their work to be effective, they are particularly vulnerable to emotional stress and compassion fatigue (CF), which is made up of burnout and secondary traumatic stress where some professionals take on the trauma of the people they’re helping or the people they love. The goal of this workshop is to assist school psychologists in identifying the symptom of compassion fatigue in themselves and others, understand the impact of compassion fatigue on their work and ultimately to great and maintain healthy work practices that ultimately protect them from compassion fatigue.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Mindfulness & Acceptance Practices for Students, Teachers and Parents

This presentation will explore the use of mindfulness and acceptance interventions across stakeholders, including students, teachers and parents. School-wide, small group and targeted individual mindfulness and acceptance approaches will be overviewed. This hands-on, practical seminar will provide participants with the following: 1) a brief understanding of the research supporting the use of mindfulness and acceptance practices across students, teachers and parents; 2) information about the use of theories behind mindfulness and acceptance approaches addressing prevention, early intervention and targeted intervention services, and; 3) practical experience using mindfulness and acceptance techniques and interventions. This seminar is designed for attendees at any experience level.

$50 CASP Members
$75 Non-members

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Compassion Fatigue And Burnout: Self-Care Strategies For School Personnel

The objective of this practical, hands-on seminar is to address the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout for school personnel and the school related mental health provider. Specifically, the learning outcomes and skills taught in this session will:

  • Instruct the participant on the definition and symptoms of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • The role of self-care, including practical strategies for the working professional
  • Address thinking patterns that contribute to stress, compassion fatigue, depression and burnout, including mindfulness and cognitive strategies
  • Provide resources for support and self-help.
  • To instruct the participant when to seek additional professional help.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Mental Health


Increasing Attendance in Students with Mental Health Challenges: A Community-Based Approach

Topics for this webinar will include:

  • School Attendance and Mental Health
  • The Role of Mental Health Providers in the School Setting
  • The Role of Psychological Assessments to Identify Barriers, Strengths, etc.
  • The Sense of Connectedness Amongst Students
  • Introduction of a Community-Based Program/Approach
  • Specific Interventions/Supports
  • Barriers to Success
  • Resources for a Community-Based School Environment

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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AB114: Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) Advocacy, Legal, & Practical Perspectives: How school psychologists may be best positioned to provide mental health services for students at all tiers

This presentation provides an overview of how school psychologists are qualified mental health professionals whose scope of practice includes providing mental health services within all tiers of MTSS, but specifically focusing on DIS Counseling and ERMHS. This presentation will address several questions: 1) Historically, who has delivered counseling services to students eligible for special education? 2) What provider is best prepared to conduct ERMHS assessments and has that expertise been upheld in court? 3) Is providing DIS Counseling/ERMHS counseling within a school psychologist’s scope of practice? 4) What specific district ERMHS models, delivered by school psychologists, currently exist in California? What resources are available to increase a school psychologist’s counseling skills?

Free CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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California Student Wellness Study: Tracking Students’ Flourishing Mental Health

The importance of monitoring all students’ mental health is now as apparent as ever. I will present a field-tested approach for tracking students’ social-emotional wellness evaluated with more than 200,000 students. Content includes the Social Emotional Health Surveys and Social Emotional Distress Scale, developed/validated with/for California’s diverse students. I will provide information about how to integrate wellness screening/monitoring with your MTSS. There will be time for Q&A.

$50 CASP Members
$75 Non-members

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Dyslexia


Best Practices in Dyslexia Assessment

This workshop begins by discussing dyslexia definitions, characteristics, and legislation, followed by identification of the neuropsychological correlates. The focus then shifts to assessment strategies and examples of relatively new dyslexia-specific measures. Case studies will be used to illustrate how to analyze and interpret results. The workshop will conclude with a brief overview of intervention recommendations specifically for dyslexia.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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CDE Dyslexia Guidelines and School Psychologists

The California Department of Education has developed guidelines regarding assessment, identification and intervention for students with dyslexia (AB 1369). This workshop will review those guidelines and provide school psychologists with critical information they need to know to effectively help their schools in implementing the guidelines. It is critical that school psychologists become knowledgeable about this disorder, how to fits into eligibility decision making, methods of assessment and how to decide on the best intervention.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Dyslexia and Phonological Processing

This one hour webinar is on Phonological Processing and Dyslexia with emphasis on the use of the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2). The CTOPP-2 is one of the most widely used and popular assessments for reading-related phonological processing skills. This webinar is appropriate for psychologists, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, resource specialist and other professions. CEUs are not available for this webinar.

Free!

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Suicide Prevention


Comprehensive Suicide Prevention and Intervention for LEPs

After reviewing the mandate for comprehensive suicide prevention generated by the adoption of AB 2246 (which has required the governing boards of all California school districts that serve student in grades 7-12 to adopt a comprehensive suicide prevention policy beginning this fall) this workshop will review activities judged to be consistent with the intent of this law. It will review primary suicide prevention, immediate suicide intervention, and suicide postvention activities.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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AB2246 & Developing Your Suicide Prevention Policy: What School Leaders Should Know

As a school psychologist, you could advise your school or school district on what to include in the district’s Suicide Prevention Policy, which is now mandated by state law. AB 2246, passed in 2016, states that school districts that serve grades 7-12 must have a suicide prevention policy in place by the start of the 2017-18 school year. The policy guidelines were released by CDE in May and offer an opportunity for school psychologists to ensure that school boards pass sound policies. Also, policies may call on school psychologists to train other staff members.

Free!

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Child Abuse


Child Abuse Prevention, Assessment, and Reporting

The purpose of this 7-hour workshop is to meet the needs of Licensed Educational Psychologists for the renewal of their licenses; and for instruction in best practices regarding the assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.

This workshop will include the study of the assessment and method of reporting of sexual assault, neglect, severe neglect, general neglect, willful cruelty or unjustifiable punishment, corporal punishment or injury, and abuse in out-of-home care. The training also includes physical and behavioral indicators of abuse, crisis counseling techniques, community resources, rights and responsibilities of reporting, consequences of failure to report, caring for a child’s needs after a report is made, sensitivity to previously abused children and adults, and implications and methods of treatment for children and adults.

$100 CASP Members
$150 Non-members

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Assessment


Executive Functions Assessment and Intervention

Executive functions include self-regulation skills, self-realization, and self-determination. Well-developed executive functions play an essential role in academic learning and performance, as well as in social and intrapersonal functioning. This workshop proposes an in-depth, neuropsychological approach to executive functions assessment that goes beyond simple rating scales. The presentation includes a review of the new McCloskey Executive Functions Scale (MEFS). The workshop also includes details on evidence-based interventions that address specific executive weaknesses.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Early Childhood Assessment: Collaborative Approach to Inclusive Practices

This mini-skills will focus on early childhood assessments and highlight a collaborative approach with inclusive practices. Specifically, we will cover how to approach these types of assessments with cultural sensitivity, an understanding of language development, and knowledge of how behaviors of preschool-aged children can have a resemblance to different disorders.

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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Understanding the Dual Discrepancy/ Consistency Model for SLD Identification via Excerpts from Case Studies

The Dual Discrepancy/Consistency (DD/C) method is a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) method for SLD identification that is in widespread use. The DD/C method and its origin will be presented along with a description of the improvements it has undergone over the past 18 years, considering advances in theory and research in assessment and learning disability fields of study. DD/C criteria will also be presented and explained.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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How to Quickly and Easily Find and Tailor Intervention and Resources for Students with Learning Difficulties Based on Assessment Results

To facilitate the assessment-intervention connection, the Intervention Library: Finding Interventions and Resources for Students and Teachers (IL:FIRST) is introduced. Tailoring interventions by type (e.g., instructional, remedial, skill building, compensatory), grade (e.g., elementary, HS), and delivery method (e.g., small group, individual) based on assessment results is demonstrated. Participants learn how to use the library to select and tailor interventions for better student outcomes.

$100 CASP Members
$150 Non-members

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Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity


Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Dual Language Learners

Given the large representation of DLLs in California, it is imperative that educators utilize research-based practices to improve academic achievement outcomes when working with DLLs. This presentation will focus on the review of the literature of evidence-based instructional practices for DLLs with an emphasis on literacy instruction.

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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A School Based Approach to Promoting the Optimal Development of Black Boys

Academic and life success of Black boys is a critical task of schools. However, many school-based interventions use deficit models of behavior and rarely attend to the unique developmental needs of Black school aged boys. School-based interventions can promote sustainable changes if they are placed in a life course framework. The workshop will build the capacity of school psychologists, administrators and teachers to: 1) define optimal development with parents and communities; 2) design interventions that promote optimal development; and 3) create metrics that account for the strengths and assets of Black boys and their families.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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LGBTQ+ Solidarity in Schools Equitable Practices for Gender and Sexuality Variance

Supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth is critical to improving student outcomes. Learn to support school teams by assessing current school environment, and access resources to fill in the gaps and ensure your schools are welcoming and inclusive for some of our most vulnerable youth.

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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Other


Leveraging Information Technology for Effective Practice

Every skill in this workshop is immediately applicable to maintaining quality work through effective information technology use, despite a large caseload. There is a demonstration of leveraging information technology from an assessment plan through the completion of the IEP meeting. Provided are techniques, skills, resources, and procedures, not just theory.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Supporting Staff who Support Students with Trauma

Mental health services are emerging rapidly in schools to address a wide range of trauma exposure that impacts the daily lives of students. While traditional clinical providers have a long-standing practice of professional self-care, this is an unfamiliar territory for educators. Treating student trauma can evoke adverse reactions and high levels of stress by the instructional staff; school psychologists are uniquely qualified to provide leadership, training and supports for educators.

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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Integrated Consultation and Collaboration: Connecting with Pediatric Care Providers

This mini skills workshop will provide attendees an overview of the various consultation and collaboration processes that are used in the medical and educational setting. School Psychologists will learn how to use an effective model to consult and collaborate with pediatricians to address parents’ concerns related to their child’s development and learning challenges, in addition to learning about the pediatrician’s perspectives about the roles and responsibilities of school psychologists. Moreover, attendees will gain insights about ways to facilitate and assist communication between the school and pediatric care providers to address questions related to the assessment process, special education services, and in providing parents with information to support their child’s learning, social, emotional, and behavioral development.

$25 CASP Members
$50 Non-members

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The Hidden World of Medi-Cal Billing…A Whole New Set of Acronyms

Ever wonder what happens to the time survey or service logs your supervisor has asked you complete? This mini-skills presentation will provide participants an overview of the billing programs and how school districts utilize these programs to increase funding from federal Medicaid funds. Participants will also be provided with recent changes to the billing programs through the State Plant Amendment 15-021. School psychologists will also be provided with information related to the provision of telehealth services and how to begin the conversation with your supervisors regarding the billing and allocation of these funds to enhance your practice.

Free for CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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Pupil Personnel Services Guidance Documents for Checking-in on Students During School Closures

This presentation will provide PPS credentialed professionals with thoughtful guidance as their mode of communication with their students change from in-person to remote contact. It will include a “Check-In” process with students during school closures, a School Telehealth Checklist, and hyperlinked resources for further professional support.

Free for CASP Members
$25 Non-members

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How The School Psychologist Can Support Educators To Increase Positive Behaviors And Classroom Participation Of Students With ASD

Students with ASD often display challenging behaviors that impede their academic, adaptive and social development and school psychologists are often called upon to provide support to the teaching team. This session will describe how to support the understanding and use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for individuals affected by ASD to promote positive prosocial behaviors that result in increased student engagement and well-being. The presenter will guide participants in how to use the research-based resources and EBPs. The participants will also learn which EBPs can be easily integrated into whole class universal interventions and instruction, which can be used for small group interventions and how to integrate EBPs into individual behavior intervention plans.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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School Psychology: Leadership in Action

The purpose of this workshop is to provide information regarding effective leadership and advocacy. Following a brief overview of major leadership models, the presentation will focus on how school psychologists can use many of their existing skills and knowledge to become effective leaders in schools, districts and at state or national levels.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Resilience Can Be Taught: 4 Keys to Unleashing Resilience

Resilience is something we’re all born with. In this presentation, participants will learn about the vital skills of resilience found in WhyTry Founder Christian Moore’s book, “The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action.” This engaging presentation will empower you to deliver these skills to students of any background and learning style, enabling them to thrive not only in school, but in life.

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$125 Non-members

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Hello PSW: Using a Neurocognitive Approach for SLD Eligibility and Targeted Interventions

A pattern of strengths and weaknesses (PSW) method for identifying students with a specific learning disability has gained momentum because it is consistent with IDEA regulations and helps answer the question “Why does the student fail?” School psychologists will learn, from a practitioner’s perspective, how to use the Discrepancy Consistency Method for determining a PSW, with emphasis on the use of the CAS2, FAR, and FAM. Case studies will be presented that illustrate the DCM/PSW method, with a comparison of other assessment tools and methodologies. Additionally, interventions that would follow given the cognitive and academic needs of the student, based on assessment results, will be discussed. The overarching goals are to first, become more familiar with a neuropsychological approach for SLD eligibility determination using the CAS2, FAR, and FAM, and secondly illustrate various scenarios involving students with different disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia, ADHD, math calculation, etc.) and different disorders in basic psychological processes.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to Address Emotional Regulation Problems in Adolescents with SED

This workshop will introduce you to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a model of intervention that is designed to reduce problems associated with poor affect and behavioral regulation. Theoretical foundations that are associated with the development of problems with emotional/behavioral dysregulation will be discussed in this presentation, and the primary emphasis of the workshop will be on intervention concepts.

$75 CASP Members
$125 Non-members

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