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 Psychologists' Association
 

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Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
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    MSPA Fall 2018 Conference

    Friday, October 19, 2018

     

    Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for Accommodating Students’ Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health: An Advanced Session for School Professionals

     

    James McDougal, PhD.

    Director of the School Psychology Program at the State University of New York at Oswego, Former Mental Health Coordinator for the Syracuse City School District, Senior author of the Behavior Intervention Monitoring and Assessment System

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    Jillian Archer, NCSP

    School Psychologist for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, working in Boston Public Schools implementing a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM)

     

    Martin’s West

    6817 Dogwood Road

    Windsor Mill, Maryland 21244

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

    This presentation is an advanced session for school psychologists and other educational professionals interested in implementing or improving their empirically based Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for accommodating students’ social, emotional, and behavioral health needs in the schools. The session will begin with a review of the prevalence and trajectory of common emotional/behavioral disorders as well as common risk factors (e.g., ACES, trauma) and how these factors can affect students’ educational outcomes. Next, core components of effective MTSS models being used in the schools will be presented. This includes a review of common measures for screening and progress monitoring. Data-based decision-making strategies in multi-tiered support models will be highlighted. Additionally, resources and empirically based interventions will be reviewed for use at each of the three tiers. 

    Jillian Archer will review the implementation and outcomes associated with the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM) developed over the last decade for use in Boston Public Schools. The Boston CBHM is currently being implemented in 60 Boston Public Schools serving over 24,000 students. It is one of the largest and most effective MTSS models in the country. Ms. Archer will review case examples and offer experiences and resources to support attendees interested in MTSS implementation.

     

    THIS PROGRAM SPEAKS TO THE FOLLOWING NASP PRACTICE MODEL DOMAINS:

    Domain 1: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability; Domain 4: Interventions and Mental Health Services to Develop Social and Life Skills; Domain 7: Family–School Collaboration Services; Domain 8: Diversity in Development and Learning

     

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    1.      Participants will be able to identify the prevalence and trajectory of common behavioral disorders observed in school aged youth.     

    2.      Participants will understand the impact of common risk factors (e.g., ACES, trauma) and how these risk factors can affect students’ educational outcomes.

    3.      Participants will become familiar with common behavioral health measures for screening and progress monitoring.

    4.      Participants will become familiar with core components of effective MTSS models being used in the schools.

    5.      Participants will review empirically based interventions for use at each of the three tiers and resources will be identified for use by attendees.

    6.      Participants will become familiar with strategies for data-based decision making within three tier MTSS models.      

    7.      Participants will review MTSS case examples and will benefit from presented experiences and resources to support school-based MTSS implementation.

     

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

    8:00 – 9:00                  Registration and Continental Breakfast
    9:00 – 12:00               Presentation
    12:00 -1:00                 Lunch
    1:00 - 4:00                  Presentation

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    Dr. James McDougal is the Director of the School Psychology Program at the State University of New York at Oswego. Dr. McDougal teaches courses in assessment and intervention for academics and behavior, consultation, and supervises field based practicum and internship experiences. He is the former Mental Health Coordinator for the Syracuse City School District where he integrated mental health services in the schools and provided consultation services to over forty schools and programs.      

    Dr. McDougal has over 25 years of experience as a trainer and practicing school psychologist and has conducted over 200 seminars in the areas of academic and behavioral assessment/intervention and implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in the schools. Dr. McDougal is a senior author of the Behavior Intervention Monitoring and Assessment System, a brief, change sensitive measure, for screening school aged students for social/emotional and behavioral difficulties and progress monitoring response to multi-tiered interventions. This system is currently being used for data-based decision-making and evaluation in several large MTSS projects including the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model being implemented in 60 Boston public schools. Dr. McDougal also has two books and 30 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of behavioral assessment /intervention and implementing multi-tiered system of support.

     

    Jillian Archer is nearing a decade in service as a school psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The most recent six years of her career have been spent in Boston Public Schools, where the district is implementing a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM) that incorporates tiered behavioral health supports. Jillian currently serves as an internal coach for two schools participating in this model, and is heavily involved in the coordination of SEL curricula and data-based decision making using universal screening data across her schools. She is married to a special education teacher and a mom to a 20-month-old little girl. She is perpetually trying to balance being a good school psychologist with being a mother... and occasionally experiences success in that endeavor!

         

    INFORMATION:

    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 as an approved provider of CPD/CE for psychologists (NASP APS #1002).  MSPA maintains responsibility for the program. 

    Meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible and any participant that requires any special services (such as an interpreter), should note this requirement on the registration form at least one month in advance of the conference.  Interpreters cannot be hired after September 20, 2018Persons with questions or special needs should contact: Amy Jagoda at (410) 386-1818 or ALJAGOD@carrollk12.org

    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.

    Online registrations after September 24th and those postmarked after September 24, 2018 will have a $25.00 additional late fee applied. The MAIL-IN registration deadline is October 5thWALK-IN REGISTRATIONS ARE WELCOME.  If you want confirmation of your registration, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.  Your attendance certificate acts as your receipt (monetary receipts are available at the conference upon request).  Registration is limited and accepted on a first come, first served basis. Reimbursement requests for registration cancellations will be honored until September 30, 2018.  Reimbursement requests after that date cannot be guaranteed.

    Register and pay online by going to www.mspaonline.org or mail registration forms and checks to: MSPA Fall Conference, P.O. Box 1859, Westminster, MD 21158. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY MAIL. IF YOU WISH TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE.

    Click here to download the Fall Conference Brochure including the registration form. Mail the registration form along with your check to P.O. Box 1859, Westminster, MD 21158.  

     

     
       

Past events

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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