Keynote – Power of Possibility

60 minutes running time


Too often, when working with enormous assessment caseloads and state mandated timelines, school psychologists can find themselves paying more attention to diagnosing the child’s disability (or what they cannot do), to the exclusion of more positive attributes/skills (or what they can do).

Positive psychology is rooted in a humanistic approach and focuses on positive aspects that make life worth living. The Presidential theme for 2020-2021 (The Power of Possibility) emphasizes student strengths that contribute to a better quality of life. By focusing on these positive characteristics (e.g. creativity, grit, humor, love of learning, bravery, and so on), school psychologists can promote happiness, optimism, and resiliency in students.

The Power of Possibility can also be applied to your NASP membership. President Price will provide key NASP updates, and will highlight opportunities to use the power of possibility to expand your role as a school psychologist.

Dr. Price completed her doctorate in School Psychology at William James College in August of 2015, following a year-long clinical internship at Walden Behavioral Care (a residential eating disorders clinic).
For the past 20 years, Dr. Price has worked as a school psychologist at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, in Whitman, MA. In her role, Dr. Price is involved in a number of activities, including: assessment, counseling, consultation, supervision of school psychology interns, and mentoring of staff. She is also a Crisis Team and Student/Teacher Assistance Team member. She travels around the country, presenting to associations and school districts on positive psychology, eating disorders, and self-injurious behaviors.
Dr. Price has been involved in leadership at both the state and national level, and is currently the NASP President 2020-2021.

 

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