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Upcoming events

    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 7:15 AM
    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
    • 7
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    2019 Summer Institute

       

    Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday

    June 18, 19, & 20, 2019 

     

    Personality Problems in Youth and Adolescence; Theory, Research, & Intervention

     

     

    Dr. Carla Sharp, Ph.D.

    Professor and Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Houston; Adjunct Professor Positions at University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, University College London and the University of the Free State in South Africa; Researcher and Published Author

     

    Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center

    Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

    www.atlanticsandshotel.com

    Email: atsands@dmv.com

     

    Registration Deadline: June 7, 2019

    No Walk-In Registrations

    Registration opens to MSPA Members first, however, registration will become available for MPA members on April 1st and non-members beginning May 1st if space allows.

     

     WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

    Despite the fact that the diagnosis of personality disorder in youth is legitimized in psychiatric nomenclature (DSM 5 and the ICD-11) as well as national treatment guidelines in the United Kingdom and Australia, personality disorder is not routinely assessed for or treated in most child and mental health services; and remains undetected in school settings. This workshop will review the existing evidence base for BPD in adolescents, followed by a discussion and demonstration of evidence-based approaches to the assessment and treatment of BPD in adolescents, with a specific focus on the development of identity and adolescence and a mentalization-based approach to understanding and treating personality pathology.

     

    Day 1: Personality Disorder in Youth: What it is and Why it Matters?

    NASP Domains: Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills; Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning

    Description:  Participants will be provided with state-of-the-science information on the conceptualization of personality disorder as well as its correlates, causes and outcomes.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Understand the barriers (myths) regarding early detection and intervention of BPD in adolescents.
    2. Appreciate the evidence in support of the borderline diagnosis in youth.
    3. Understand why adolescence is a sensitive period for the development of BPD.
    4. Gain an understanding of personality disorder in youth, its correlates, causes and its outcomes.
    5. Gain a perspective on the need for early identification and prevention and the role teachers and schools can play in prevention.

     

    Day 2: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Personality Problems in Youth

    NASP Domains: Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability; Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills; Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services.

    Description:  Participants will be provided with hands-on training in the assessment of personality problems in youth. The main treatment approaches will be introduced and discussed, with a particular focus on approaches that strengthen relationships and attachments.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Know the key developmental theories on the development of BPD.
    2. Gain knowledge for the identification of personality problems in school settings.
    3. Gain an understanding of treatment approaches available.

    Day 3: Building Resilience in the School Context

    NASP Domains:  Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills; Domain 6: Preventive and Responsive Services

    Description: Participants will be engaged in a hands-on training in interaction skills to facilitate stronger attachment and relationships with the youth in their settings to prevent and address personality problems. By the end of the session, participants will have acquired basic interaction skills to facilitate resilience in youngsters in the school setting.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Gain skills in how to respond to the interpersonal difficulties characteristic of adolescents with personality pathology.
    2. Gain skills in influencing youth with personality difficulties to reduce interpersonal conflict and increase emotion regulation.  

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Carla Sharp, Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Training for the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at UH. She is also Director of the Adolescent Diagnosis Assessment Prevention and Treatment Center and the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at UH. She holds adjunct positions at University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, University College London and the University of the Free State in South Africa. She has a longstanding interest in social cognition as a cause and correlate of psychiatric disorder across the lifespan with a special focus on youth. She has published over 200 peer reviewed publications, numerous chapters and books, including Social Cognition and Developmental Psychopathology (OUP), and Handbook of Borderline Personality Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Springer). A large proportion of her research has used Borderline Personality Disorder (and other personality pathology) to study where social-cognitive function goes awry. As such, she has significantly advanced scientific understanding of the phenomenology, causes and correlates of personality pathology in youth. Recent developments in her work reflect a translational focus to carry through the earlier focus on social cognition to evaluate its function as mechanism of change in personality pathology as well as other attachment-related conditions (orphans). As such, her work is influenced by mentalization-based approaches to scaffold interpersonal relationships and interactions between caregivers and youth. Her work has been funded by the NICHD, NIAAA, NIMH, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and other foundations.

     

    Download Brochure here! MSPA Summer Institute 2019 final.pdf

     

    Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center

    Oceanfront at 101 N. Boardwalk

    Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 

     

    New Pool, New Deck

    www.atlanticsandshotel.com 

     

     

    Daily Program Agenda

    7:15 -   8:00   Continental Breakfast

    8:00 -  10:00  Workshop Session

    10:00 - 10:30  Break and Refreshments

    10:30 - 12:30  Workshop Session 

      

    OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION

    The Maryland School Psychologists’ Association will provide three days of training for school psychologists interested in continuing professional development. Sessions are planned each morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Registration fee includes three days of skill development, buffet breakfasts, and refreshments during breaks. MSPA has arranged special conference rates for overnight accommodations at the Atlantic Sands Hotel (800-422-0600 or 302-227-2511). Refer to the MSPA-Maryland School Psychologists Association block # 9244 to secure rooms at the discounted group rate. The special rate is only available until May 17, 2019 so be sure to book before that date.  In order to minimize confusion, please be aware that room reservations are made through the hotel; specific room types are requests only and cannot be guaranteed. This includes specific room numbers. The special rate ($185.00 single/ double occupancy, $200 triple, $215 quad occupancy) is good for the Sunday night before the conference through Thursday night of the conference (6/16/19- 6/23/19).  You must stay at the Atlantic Sands in order to get free parking (1 space per room). If you do not stay at the conference hotel, be sure to arrive early each day in order to find parking in time for the start of the presentation.  Parking is not available at the hotel for conference attendees not staying at the hotel.

    A total of 12 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) are available. Documentation of attendance for 4 hours of CPD/CE credit will be provided each day to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop that day. Partial credit cannot be awarded. In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and hence the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, recognize MSPA as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002). MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.

    Mail in registration must be postmarked by May 31, 2019.  Only online registrations will be accepted from June 1-June 7.  There is a $25 late fee applied beginning June 1; Deadline June 7). Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis based on the postmark of the envelope or online registration date. If you want confirmation of your registration, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard or email Amy Jagoda at ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org. Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available upon request).   

    The MSPA Program Committee recognizes the commitment of time and resources to attend professional conferences.  Due to the sensitive nature of the topics discussed, as well as the professional setting of our activities, we cannot accommodate children at our conferences. We will make efforts at each conference to accommodate the privacy needs of nursing mothers. Thank you for understanding. Persons with questions or special needs should contact: Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org

       

     

    SORRY ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS

     

     

     

     







     

    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Towson University- College of Liberal Arts: Room 4310
    • 82
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       School-Based Motivational Interviewing: Using OARS to Evoke Change Talk

     

    Gerald Strait, Ph.D. 

    Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Licensed
    Psychologist (Missouri & Texas), Licensed School Psychology Specialist, Nationally
    Certified School Psychologist, published author, national speaker

     

     

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Towson University 

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2019

    Limited Space Available! 

    NO WALK-INS

     

    Sponsored by the Maryland School Psychologists' Association (MSPA) in association with the Towson University School Psychology Department

     


    WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

    This six hour workshop on School-Based Motivational Interviewing (SBMI) is an evidence-based client-centered conversational style approach, useful in consultation with teachers and direct services with adolescents (Frey et al., 2013; Lee et al., 2014; Reinke et al., 2008; Strait et al., 2012). School mental health professionals can use SBMI to promote students’ academic performance and teachers’ use of evidence-based programs. In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice the core interpersonal skills (i.e., OARS) associated with SBMI. In addition, Attendees will learn to use these skills to guide teachers, parents, and students through the four processes of MI: Engage, Focus, Evoke, and Plan. Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to form on-going MI practice groups with their peers. This workshop addresses NASP Practice Domains I (Consultation and Collaboration) and IV (Interventions and Mental Health Services).


    PROGRAM AGENDA:

    8:15-9:00       Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

    9:00-12:00     Morning Session with Dr. Strait

    12:00-1:00     Lunch (provided)

    1:00-4:00       Afternoon Session with Dr. Strait

     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1. Attendees will learn and practice using Open Ended Questions, Affirmations,
      Reflections, and Summaries (OARS).
    2. Attendees will learn how to help teachers, parents, and students clarify their core goals and values.
    3. Attendees will practice focusing conversations on areas of change.
    4. Attendees will learn and practice strategies to evoke change talk from teachers, parents, and students.

        

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Dr. Gerald Strait is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Strait is a Licensed Psychologist (Missouri & Texas), Licensed School Psychology Specialist, and a Nationally Credentialed School Psychologist. Prior to becoming an assistant professor, Dr. Strait worked as a school psychologist in Texas and Missouri schools where he provided consultation, assessment, and intervention services. He has published numerous articles and studies on School-Based Motivational Interviewing and he regularly conducts workshops, trainings, symposiums, mini-skills, and paper presentations on the topic.

                


    INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS:


    The Workshop will be held at Towson University in the Liberal Arts Building, directly across from the Towsontown Parking Garage in Room 4310. In July, you will receive additional information about parking information.  


    Towson Campus Map for SI 2019.pdf

     

    From I-95 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 west (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left.  

     

    From I-83 (northbound and southbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 east (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. 

     

    From I-70 (eastbound): Take the Baltimore Beltway I-695 north (toward Towson). Take exit 25 (Charles Street) south. Proceed 1.7 miles. Turn left on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. 

     

    From Baltimore (Penn Station): Proceed north on Charles Street for five miles. Turn right on Towsontown Boulevard and proceed to the third traffic light. Take a right onto University Avenue and you will see Towsontown Garage ahead on your left. 


    Documentation of attendance for 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Education (CPD/CE) credit will be provided to certified school psychologists and licensed psychologists who complete the entire workshop.  Partial credit cannot be awarded.  In order to receive CPD/CE credit, attendees must arrive no later than 15 minutes after the start, and may not leave prior to 15 minutes before the end of the program.  The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and hence, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists recognize MSPA (NASP APS #1002) as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists. MSPA maintains responsibility for the program.  Persons with questions should contact: Amy Jagoda at aljagod@carrollk12.org .  
      
    This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.  Online payment is required at the time of registration.  Register ONLINE at
    www.mspaonline.org.  Checks, Cash, Purchase Orders are NOT accepted. 

     

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 5, 2019

Past events

12 Apr 2019 MSPA Spring Conference 2019
19 Oct 2018 Fall 2018 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for Accommodating Students’ Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health: An Advanced Session for School Professionals)
07 Aug 2018 Panel Discussion: School Psychologists as Behavioral and Mental Health Providers
19 Jun 2018 2018 Summer Institute
20 Apr 2018 MSPA Spring Conference 2018
20 Oct 2017 Fall 2017 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Autism Conversations: A Framework for Assessment and Intervention Across Age and Ability Levels)
20 Jun 2017 2017 Summer Institute
21 Apr 2017 MSPA Spring Conference 2017
04 Jan 2017 Spring 2017- NASP School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) T-Shirt
21 Oct 2016 Fall 2016 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, & Teachers Welcome)
20 Sep 2016 NASP School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) T-Shirt
21 Jun 2016 2016 Summer Institute
15 Apr 2016 The Maryland School Psychologists’ Association 5th Annual Happy Hour fundraiser to benefit SPAM Scholarship
15 Apr 2016 MSPA Spring Conference 2016
16 Oct 2015 Fall 2015 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Teachers Welcome)
24 Apr 2015 MSPA Spring Conference 2015
16 Jan 2015 WISC-V Training -This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.
17 Jun 2014 2014 Summer Institute: Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.
25 Apr 2014 MSPA Spring Conference 2014
07 Feb 2014 Winter Symposium -This is an ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY event.
18 Oct 2013 Fall 2013 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Teachers Welcome)
25 Jun 2013 2013 Summer Institute: John J. Murphy, Ph.D.
26 Apr 2013 Spring 2013 Conference
19 Oct 2012 Fall 2012 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Teachers Welcome) Walk-Ins Welcomed between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
19 Jun 2012 2012 Summer Institute - SOLD OUT
04 May 2012 Spring 2012 Conference
21 Oct 2011 Fall 2011 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Teachers Welcome)
21 Jun 2011 Current Topics in Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
29 Apr 2011 Spring 2011 Conference ($25 additional for on site registration)
15 Oct 2010 Fall 2010 Conference

Vision: All students will thrive in school, at home, and throughout their lives.
 

Mission: MSPA promotes and advocates for best practices in school psychology to improve learning, behavior, and mental health for all students, families, and schools.

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