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 NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 - ONLY
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    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center 125 Raritan Center Prkway. Edison, NJ 08337
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    Keynote

    8:30-9:30 AM

    Why We Do What We Do

    David Bateman, Ph.D., University of Shippensberg, Shippensberg, PA

    Working in education can be difficult. Often, the day to day responsibilities cause us to forget why we do what we do. This presentation will challenge school psychologists to rethink the role they play in education, especially as it relates to students with disabilities.

    Learner objectives:

    1. Learners will be reminded of the purpose of special education.
    2. Learners will be provided information that will cause them to rethink the why of what they do.
    3. Learners will understand the role they play in schools, and remind all attending the team aspect in their role.

    David F. Bateman, Ph.D., is a professor at Shippensburg University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education where he teaches courses on special education law, assessment, and facilitating inclusion. He is a former due process hearing officer for Pennsylvania for over 580 hearings. He uses his knowledge of litigation relating to special education to assist school districts in providing appropriate supports for students with disabilities and to prevent and to recover from due process hearings. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disability, and hearing impairments, and a building administrator for summer programs. Dr. Bateman earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas. He has recently co-authored the following books: A Principals Guide to Special Education, A Teachers Guide to Special Education, Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools, and the forthcoming Special Education Leadership: Building Effective Programming in Schools, and Current Trends and Issues in Special Education.


    Full Day Workshops

    8:00 AM-4:00 PM

    *please note this workshop has an earlier start time 8:00 and ends at 4:00

    WORKSHOP 1:  Participants must attend both A.M. and P.M. sessions and they will receive the NASP PREPaRE 1 certificates. 

    PREPaRE 1, Second Edition, 2011 Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

    Barbara Williams, Ph.D. Rowan University Glassboro, NJ; Terry Molony, Psy.D. Cherry Hill Public Schools Cherry Hill, NJ; Julia Coyne, Ph.D, NCSP, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

    This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

    • Provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.
    • Per participant materials fee: $35
    • Maximum size of the group: 100 persons

    Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?
    PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

    Registration for PREPaRE must be done by April 9, 2019, to allow sufficient time for the NASP training materials to be ordered and delivered.  In addition to the conference registration fee, there is another $35 fee per person for these materials.

    Barbara Williams, Ph.D. NCSP:  is a professor and coordinator of the School Psychology Program at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. Before becoming a graduate educator, Barbara had extensive experience working in the public schools as a school psychologist and director of special services. She holds a PhD from Temple University. She is past President of New Jersey Association of School Psychologists (NJASP) and past New Jersey Delegate and Delegate Representative for the Northeast Region for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). She currently serves as the Chair of the NCSP Certification Board for NASP. 

    Terry M. Molony, PsyD, NCSP:  is a school psychologist in NJ, where she infuses positive psychology into every day. In addition, she is an assistant clinical professor in the Clinical Psychology Program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Terry was selected as NASP’s 2014 School Psychologist of the Year.

    Julia Coyne, PhD, NCSP: Julia Coyne, Director of the School Psychology Program at Montclair State University, received a PhD in School Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She holds New Jersey and national certification in school psychology. She is a program reviewer for the NASP Program Evaluation Board, a PREPaRE trainer and the editor of the World-go-Round newsletter for the International School Psychology Association (ISPA). Her research interests include post-injury cognitive rehabilitation in learning, supporting learning in multi-tiered systems, leadership and training in school psychology, crisis intervention and prevention, accreditation and international school psychology. She supervises the school psychology externship and oversees psychoeducational assessment services and training at the Psychological Services Clinic at Montclair State. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric rehabilitation research at the Kessler Foundation in West Orange, N.J., where she conducted pilot and funded research.


    Morning Workshops

    9:30-11:45 AM

    WORKSHOP 2:

    Endrew F. and How FAPE Has Evolved

    David Bateman, Ph.D., University of Shippensberg, Shippensberg, PA

    This workshop is a half day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    The recent Supreme Court decision on what is meant by FAPE has changed the requirements for school districts related to what is meant by appropriate progress. This session will highlight how FAPE has changed, and give guidance of what should be done related to a child’s unique circumstances.

    Learner objectives:


    1. Learners will understand how FAPE has evolved.
    2. Learners will understand the main points of the recent Supreme Court decision.
    3. Learners will understand their role in the assessment of students with disabilities and why this is so important.

    See keynote for bio


    WORKSHOP 3: 

    Put down your rock Sisphysus! Using Systems Level Consultation and Grant Writing to develop your MTSS program

    Paul Baker, Psy.S., Martin County School System, Inez, KY

    AM session only

    The challenges effecting our students and schools may seem to many school psychologists as too numerous and daunting. 'While these "boulders" are big, school psychologist have a particular skill set and are uniquely positioned to help. This session serves will shed light on a common concern of new and seasoned school psychologists alike-How do we utilize our training to the fullest extent? It’s a good introduction to any school psychologist interested in engaging in consultation for systems level change.

    Learner Objectives:

    1.  Through the example of the author’s efforts participants will learn a framework for applying the lessons learned to their own situation.
    2. Participants will learn how to utilize existing skills and apply them to systems level change.
    3. Participants will come away with a “road tested” process of writing grants.

    Paul Baker, Psy.S. is the Lead School Psychologist and MTSS Coordinator with Martin County School System in Inez, KY. Paul is the Project Director for Martin County’s ACHIEVE program, a School Transformation Grant funded ($310K) by US Department of Education. Paul is also the former President of the Kentucky Association for Psychology in the Schools and their current legislative chair. At the national level, Paul is a member of the NASP Government and Professional Relations Committee.


    WORKSHOP 4:

    Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based Evaluation and Best Practice

    Dr. Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D., St. John's University. New York

    This workshop is a half day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    This presentation provides a review of the relationship among linguistic, cognitive, and academic development and the application of research regarding EL evaluation within a practical, systematic framework. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners that generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions regarding English learners. Topics include: understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of “true peer” comparisons, research foundations and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, integration of the Ortiz PVAT in conducting EL evaluations. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that constitutes defensible and current best practices.

    Learner objectives:

    1. Understand the true nature of bias in testing as a function of construct validity.
    2. Identify the two main variables that affect test score validity for English learners 
    3. Identify the limitations of various approaches to testing English learners and the extent to which validity is undermined by cultural and linguistic factors.
    4. Apply research findings in a manner that permits a “true peer” comparison for English learners
    5. Learn how to apply and use the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix as a method for evaluating the extent to which cultural and linguistic factors may have compromised the validity of test performance and results.
    6.  Integrate the Ortiz PVAT to enhance the quality and diagnostic validity of testing
    7. Use a systematic process for evaluation of English learners that constitutes current best practice

    Dr. Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University, New York. His Ph.D. is in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California with postdoctoral training in bilingual school psychology from San Diego State University. He served as Visiting Professor/Research Fellow at Nagoya University, Japan, as Vice President for Professional Affairs of APA Division 16 (School Psychology), as Chair of APA’s, Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessment, as member of the Coalition for Psychology in Schools and Education, and as member of APA Presidential Task Force on Educational Disparities. Dr. Ortiz serves on various editorial boards and is an expert on a variety of topics including nondiscriminatory assessment, evaluation of English learners, Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA), and learning disabilities. He is author of the Ortiz PVAT, X-BASS v2.0, and his books include “Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A practical guide,” and “Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition.” 



    Afternoon Workshops

    1:00 - 3:30 PM


    WORKSHOP 5: 

    Achieving Positive Outcomes using MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Supports)

    Paul Baker, Psy.S., Martin County School System, Inez, KY

    PM Session only

    Students with behavioral and emotional health needs struggle to stay in school and are often disciplined at higher rates than their peers. Many of these students require direct instruction in interpersonal relationship and communication skills. This session will explore the Project ACHIEVE program implemented in a rural KY school district and how expanding the role of the school psychologist and applying a multi-tiered system of supports improved student outcomes for students with and without disabilities.   


    Learner Objectives:

    • 1.      Participants will learn how direct instruction in social skills and interpersonal relationship skills (e.g. conflict resolution, goal setting, communication) improved student outcomes in a rural school setting.
    • 2.      Participants will learn how MTSS increased collaboration between educators, school-employed and community-employed mental health providers to provide a more comprehensive and responsive educational setting.
    • 3.      Participants will explore how the role of the school psychologist can be best utilized to improve services in response to student needs

      See workshop 3 for bio


      WORKSHOP 6:  

      Endrew F. and how FAPE has Evolved

      David Bateman, Ph.D., University of Shippensberg, Shippensberg, PA

      This workshop is a half day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

      See "AM Workshops" for description


      WORKSHOP 7:

      Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based Evaluation  and Best Practice

      Dr. Samuel Ortiz, Ph.D. S. John's University. New York

      This workshop is a half day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

      See "AM Workshops" for description

      ----PLEASE BE ADVISED, UNLESS IDENTIFIED AT REGISTRATION, ALL HANDOUTS WILL BE PROVIDED ELECTRONICALLY---

      DOWNLOADABLE BROCHURE:

      NJASP Spring Conference Brochure 2019.pdf

      • Friday, May 10, 2019
      • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • New Location- Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center - 125 Rariton Center Parkway, Edison, NJ
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      NJASP Annual Spring Conference 

      May 10, 2019

         Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center

         125 Raritan Center Parkway  

         Edison, NJ 08837

         (732) 225-8300

      Conference Target Audience:

      School psychologists working in schools or private practice within the state of New Jersey. Typical number of attendees at the winter conference is 200-300.

      For more information on this year's conference please see our website: NJASP Spring Conference 2019

      Click here for a printable:  

      Booth Prices:  

      3’ x 6’ covered/skirted table $150 (includes continental breakfast and lunch for one representative)

      *Additional representatives for breakfast and lunch $60

      Exhibit Hours:

      7:15 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. 

      Setup 7:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.

      Accommodations

      To reserve a hotel room at conference Rates please contact the
      Sheraton Edison Hotel Raritan Center and be sure to mention that you are with NJASP. 

      Free Exhibitor Listing

      All attendees receive conference packets.  To be listed in the conference packet please complete the information form sent to in the registration confirmation email.  Spaces left blank will be considered intentional.  We reserve the right to edit your description.

      For more information e-mail Ruth Marino at: ruth.marino3@verizon.net  


      • Thursday, June 06, 2019
      • 5:30 PM
      • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

      Meeting in Room 125A East Campus  

    Past events

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 School Psych Social
    Thursday, February 21, 2019 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, December 14, 2018 NJASP Winter Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Registration
    Friday, December 14, 2018 NJASP Winter Conference 2018
    Thursday, November 15, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting- CANCELED!!
    Thursday, October 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, September 13, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, June 07, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018
    Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Registration
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rescheduled!!! Southern Region Workshop - Creating a Prevention Oriented Environment to Promote Positive Behaviors
    Thursday, April 12, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, March 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, February 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017
    Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017 Exhibitor Registration
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Monday, October 23, 2017 School Psychologist Central Networking
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, September 14, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, June 08, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, May 05, 2017 NJASP Spring Conference 2017 - Exhibitor Registration
    Thursday, April 06, 2017 Open Board meeting- meet the board and find out more about the committees
    Thursday, April 06, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Collaborative Assessment and Intervention:  A Practitioner’s Guide
    Thursday, March 16, 2017 A discussion with Deborah Lynam on Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
    Thursday, March 09, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - Open Board Meeting with Deborah Lynam to discuss Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
    Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - NJASP Executive Board Meeting - CANCELLED
    Monday, February 06, 2017 Southern Region Networking meeting - PBSIS/RTI
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Diversity Committee - Working with Diverse Children and Families Concerned by the New Political Climate
    Thursday, January 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Networking meeting - A Discussion with Caitlin Colandrea on I&RS & RTI
    Friday, December 09, 2016 NJASP Winter Conference 2016
    Friday, December 09, 2016 Exhibitor registration NJASP Winter Conferenece 2016
    Thursday, December 01, 2016 Networking meeting - Early Childhood Assessment
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Diversity Committee
    Thursday, November 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 Networking meeting - Evaluations of School Psychologists - including developing SGOs
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Networking meeting - Behavior and inclusion
    Thursday, September 08, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, June 09, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Canceled: Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Practices for Implementing High Quality Functional Behavioral Assessments
    Thursday, June 02, 2016 Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Correlating Cognitive Assessment to Learning
    Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016
    Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016 Exhibtor
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, March 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, January 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, December 04, 2015 NJASP Winter Conference 2015
    Thursday, November 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Monday, October 12, 2015 The Role of School Psychologists in Providing Services at Multiple Tiers of Student Support
    Thursday, October 08, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Introduction to the Behavioral Assessment System for Children – 3rd Edition (BASC-3)
    Thursday, September 10, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Professional Development Committee meeting
    Friday, June 19, 2015 Woodbridge WISCV Workshop
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, May 08, 2015 NJASP Spring Conference
    Thursday, April 09, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, March 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, February 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, December 12, 2014 NJASP Winter Conference 2014
    Monday, November 17, 2014 Central Region Workshop: Executive Functioning: Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation
    Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Update on ADHD: Causes, Developmental Course, Assessment, and Intervention
    Friday, November 07, 2014 Second Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health
    Thursday, November 06, 2014 A panel discussion on Dyslexia
    Friday, October 24, 2014 Academic & Behavioral Issues the NJ School Psychologists are Encountering
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, May 09, 2014 NJASP Spring Conference
    Friday, May 02, 2014 The Behavioral Addictions
    Friday, April 25, 2014 Southern Regional Workshop
    Thursday, April 10, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, March 27, 2014 Central Regional Workshop
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 NJASP Northern Workshop
    Friday, March 14, 2014 Temple University School Psychology Conference
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Children's Services
    Sunday, February 09, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
    Thursday, February 06, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologist Committee Meetings
    Thursday, February 06, 2014 Book Discussion: Reign of Error
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 NJEA Affiliated Groups Meeting
    Thursday, January 09, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, December 06, 2013 NJASP Winter Conference 2013
    Thursday, November 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Sunday, October 06, 2013 LDA NJ
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, June 27, 2013 PREPaRE II
    Thursday, June 13, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Montclair State University's Special Education Conference 2013
    Sunday, May 19, 2013 No Place for Hate Walk
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013 GPR Government and Professional Relations
    Thursday, April 18, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WRMT-III and WIAT-III Training with Dr. Jamie Whitaker
    Thursday, March 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Monday, February 04, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Advocacy by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor
    Thursday, January 24, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Critical Skills by Beth Doll
    Thursday, January 17, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Leadership by Jane Conoley
    Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on the Future of School Psychology
    Thursday, November 15, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Friday, October 26, 2012 Healing The Hurting Child The Necessary Dimension of Child-Centered Play Therapy
    Monday, October 01, 2012 Committee Meetings NJASP Executive Board October
    Thursday, September 20, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
    Monday, July 23, 2012 Long Range Planning Meeting
    Friday, December 09, 2011 NJASP Winter Conference
    Thursday, November 17, 2011 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
    Monday, November 14, 2011 School Psychology Awareness Week
    Saturday, November 12, 2011 2nd NJASP Book Club in the North - Rescheduled Date
    Thursday, November 10, 2011 NJEA Convention
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 NJASP Book Club in the North
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Book Club in the South
    Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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