Maryland School 
 Psychologists' Association

Fall 2015 Conference MSEA Conference Day (Teachers Welcome)

  • 16 Oct 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, MD 21244


  • Active, Associate, Early Career, Distinguished Members
  • Please register via your university email address.
  • Must have current, verifiable membership in MPA
  • 1 table; includes 1 meal
    Multiple Table Registrations Permitted

    ONLINE Registration Opens in July.

Registration is closed

MSPA Fall 2015 Conference

Implementing Positive Psychology and Mindfulness Techniques in School Settings


Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D.

Professor at New Jersey City University (NJCU), Assistant Instructor for Martin Seligman ‘The Father of Positive Psychology’ at the UPenn Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program (MAPP), Developer of the Dare to be Happy experiential workshops for Kripalu, and the Creator of Interactive-Behavioral Therapy


Debra Burdick, LCSW, BCN

“The Brain Lady,” Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Neurofeedback practitioner, international speaker, and best-selling author with over 25 years of experience in teaching mindfulness skills to clients


Conference Agenda 

8:00 – 9:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00     The Power of Positive Psychology: Well-Being as an Untapped Driver of Achievement in Education (D. Tomasulo)

12:00 -1:00       Lunch

1:00 - 4:00       Teaching Mindfulness Techniques to Children and Adolescents (D. Burdick)



Learning objectives for this conference are as follows:

1. Participants will develop an understanding of the history of the positive psychology movement.

2. Participants will be able to identify the elements of PERMA as a central theory in positive psychology.

3. Participants will learn the principles behind character strength development.

4. Participants will describe key research currently employed in positive education.

5. Participants will review the research on mindfulness for children and adolescents.

6. Participants will develop an understanding of the neurobiology behind mindfulness and will be able to explain that in terms children and adolescents can understand.

7. Participants will experience specific mindfulness skills that work for children and adolescents.

8. Participants will identify and address obstacles to mindfulness in children and adolescents.

Martin's West

6817 Dogwood Road
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

phone: (443) 380-2298

Driving Directions to West »

Online Registration Opens July, 2015

Online Registration ends on October 10, 2015.

USPS Registration must be postmarked by October 10, 2015.  Download brochure and paper registration here.

Requests for refunds must be submitted, in writing (email to or USPS), no later than October 11, 2015

Requests for interpreters must be received no later than September 16, 2015.

Requests for a Kosher meal must be received no later than October 2, 2015.


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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