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NJASP's End of Summer Picnic Celebration

Mentally Preparing for In-Person Instruction

Thursday August 26, 2021


This is not your traditional workshop!

NJASP is offering a chance to reconnect with fellow practitioners to mentally prepare for a return to in-person instruction. This event will start with an hour of yoga that focuses on the practitioner’s mental health, followed by 30-minute break for networking and end with an hour workshop that focuses on addressing the mental health needs of our students. 

This workshop is laid back and designed to be fun. It is being held outside at the Mercer county picnic pavilion. Bagels, cream cheese, coffee, orange juice, and water will be provided throughout the morning. If you can only attend a part of the workshop, that is fine. the yoga class will be adapted to all levels no experience necessary. If you're not for yoga, you are welcome to use this time to socialize. If childcare is an issue bring him or her, just be mindful that you are responsible for their supervision and ensuring they do not interfere with the workshops. 

  Directions to West Pavilion  - Parking Lot 2                                    

Where: Mercer County Park - West Pavilion West Windsor, NJ

Workshop Descriptions & Bios: 

Gentle Yoga and Meditation for Self-Exploration and Self-Care: Fill Your Own Cup First.- Join us for a Vinyasa style flow to reconnect to your physical body, mind, and heart, utilizing only a yoga mat (or a towel). There is no experience necessary - modifications and adjustments will be offered for all fitness levels. 

Speaker Bio: Jacqui Levine is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, an American Council of Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer, and soon to be School Psychologist. After a lifetime of participating in athletics, she has been working with private clients for the past year and a half helping them reach their unique health and fitness goals. Jacqui will be starting her internship as a School Psych in September and is expected to graduate from Rider University with her Ed. S. in May 2022. She is greatly looking forward to combining her passion of movement with her passion for education in order to promote holistic wellness and optimal performance for all students.

Psychological Flexibility Training: How to Use A Simple Practice to Promote Mental Health in Yourself and Others- Psychological Flexibility is the cornerstone of mental health. Join us and learn how use the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training) Matrix to flex your mind and teach those you serve how to do the same. No experience required

Speaker Bio: Phil Tenaglia, M.A. is a licensed psychologist, school psychologist and family therapist with over 38 years of experience working collaboratively with teachers, students, families and organizations. He specializes in consultation, counseling, and social-emotional program development. Phil is also a recognized nonviolent school crisis expert with the Crisis Prevention Institute. In 2016, Phil was named the school psychologist of the year by the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists for his innovative work in schools.

Since 2009, Phil has implemented the ACT Matrix approach for social-emotional learning, educational team building, and mental health interventions through his training and work with Dr. Kevin Polk, the creator of the Matrix. Phil authored the chapter “Promoting Psychological Flexibility in Education” in the first ACT Matrix book published by New Harbinger in 2014. He is a certified ACT Matrix Coach and Trainer, providing online and in-service training and workshops. 

                                          Your NJASP Regional Delegates Bring you an Open Forum Series

Last Thursday of the month

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Whether you are an intern, early career or tenured school psychologist, join us for mentorship and discussion on today’s issues!

Register at the following link:


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