NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

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    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08052
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    NJASP Annual Winter Conference 

       December 8, 2017 

    Holiday Inn East Windsor

      399 Monmouth Street

    East Windsor, NJ 08520


    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.


    Booth Prices:  

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

    *Additional representatives for breakfast and lunch $60


    Exhibiting:

    Exhibits are in the ballroom

    Set-up is 7-7:30 A.M. and attendees begin arriving at 7:30

    Tables are first come first serve.  

    Attendees are encouraged to visit exhibits during 1 hour breakfast buffet and 1 hour lunch buffet.  


    Accommodations

    To reserve a hotel room at conference rates please contact the Holiday Inn and be sure to mention that you are with NJASP. 


    Winter Conference Brochure:  Brochure Winter 2017 .pdf


    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  


    • Friday, December 08, 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn East Windsor, 399 Monmouth St, East Windsor, NJ 08520

    Welcome to 

    NJASP's Annual

    Winter 2017 Conference!

    December 8, 2017

    Holiday Inn East Windsor, East Windsor NJ


    Keynote 

    Power of One: Creating Connections

    John Kelly, NASP President

    This inspirational presentation will focus on the crucial connections that school psychologists often make with students, which result in transformative experiences in students' lives.

    This session will help participants:  

    • reflect upon their relationships with students and the meaningful and powerful nature of their work.
    • Participants will develop methods to connect with students through interpersonal relationships to effect change.

    Dr. John Kelly is a school psychologist in the Commack School District and an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University in the School Psychology program. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University.  Dr. Kelly has studied, published, and presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics that include mental and behavioral health services for children, advocacy training for school psychologists, leadership development, violence and bullying prevention, and suicide awareness. Dr. Kelly is on the Executive Board of the New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP) and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). He is the current President (2017-18). Dr. Kelly has received numerous state and national awards, including the NYS School Practitioner of the Year in 2001 and the NASP School Psychologist of the Year in 2003.

    Morning  Workshop

    8:00 AM - 11:00

    WORKSHOP 1:  Ethical Issues that Arise for School Psychologists When Using Technology - Dan Florell, Eastern Kentucky University 

    (This workshop begins at 8:00 and meets the NASP 3 hours CPD in Ethics requirement for NCSP certification)

    Ethical decision making has become very difficult for school psychologists as more of the job requires using a variety of technology. Often the technology is so new that school psychologists have difficulty learning how to utilize the technology much less be aware of possible ethical issues in its use. This workshop will look into the use of new technology by school psychologists and raise awareness on possible ethical issues that can arise. This workshop will address Domain 10: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice of the NASP Practice Model.

    This session will help participants: 

    • Identify ethical standards that relate to using technology.
    • Describe questions that should be asked prior to using particular technologies to ensure the maintenance of client confidentiality and privacy.
    • Describe common ethical pitfalls when using technology.

    Dr. Dan Florell is an Associate Professor in the School Psychology Program at Eastern Kentucky University and has a private practice. He is a Contributing Editor and writes a technology column for the Communique. In addition, he records podcasts for the NASP website as the NASP Online Communication Coordinator, and is the NASP Historian.  

    Morning Workshops 

    8:30 to 11:00

    WORKSHOP 2:  The Provision of School-based Mental Health Services within a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Framework, John Kelly, Ph.D., NASP President

    School psychologists are uniquely positioned in schools to facilitate the development, delivery, and monitoring of prompt, effective, and culturally responsive mental and behavioral health services of prevention and intervention. This presentation will introduce the participants to a Multi-tiered System of Support framework for providing mental health services in schools. Specific intervention strategies and the role of the school psychologist in implementing these strategies will be discussed.

    This session will help participants: 

    • Understand the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) Framework and how this applies to the provision of mental health services in school.  
    • Identify their role at different "tiers" or levels within this framework.
    • Identify specific interventions at the different "tiers" which can be applied within their school setting.

    See keynote for bio John Kelly


    WORKSHOPS 3: Strong and Calm; Developing Skills for Emotional Regulation, Respectful Communication and Problem Solving - Erin M. Bruno, MA, Rutgers University 

    (This workshop repeats in the afternoon)

    Participants will be taught concrete evidenced based strategies to develop systematic effective Social Emotional Learning Competencies.  Hands on activities will be used as well as ways to incorporate SEL into the culture and climate of the learning environment.

    This session will help participants:

    • Develop systematic SEL programs that will increase resilience
    • Increase skills in Emotional Regulation and Effective, Respectful Communication
    • Give students a concrete framework to learn problem solving and critical thinking

    Erin Bruno, MA, has been working in the field of Social and Emotional Learning, Conflict Resolution, and Anger Management for more than 20 years. Sixteen of those years have been spent working as the Lead Trainer for Rutgers University, University Behavioral Health Care’s Social Decision Making/Problem Solving Program (SDM/PS). Erin has presented and worked with many schools across the United States and assisted in the writing and publishing of the Social Decision Making and Problem Solving Curriculum’s. Erin has worked extensively with administrators, teachers, mental health professionals, parents and students in the field of Social and Emotional learning and continues to be inspired by the dedicated people she has had the privilege to work with.


    Workshop 4:  An Introduction to a 21st Century School Model for Children with Autism and Other Diverse Needs - Monica G. Osgood, Executive Director of Profectum and Celebrate the Children School, NJ

    One in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder according to the CDC and Autism Speaks, and there are too few practitioners trained to provide the interventional help these children need. Even fewer practitioners are available when children get older. This workshop will focus on how schools can meet the needs of diverse learners and partner with parents to create the best outcomes for students. 

    Participants will be introduced to the philosophy of meeting the child at his or her developmental level and building from there.  Essential program components, best practice guidelines, principles and strategies of school models that maximize the potential of all students will be discussed.  Emphasis will be placed on presumed competence and the importance of relationships and “experience” in the classroom. Affective and emotionally meaningful learning will be demonstrated through video examples from both public and private schools.  This workshop is ideal for participants looking to expand their knowledge and skills in programing for learners on the autism spectrum as well as all learners with a wide range of needs including:  Sensory, motor, and visual spatial needs

    • Communication and language
    • Social and emotional
    • Cognitive and academic

    This session will help participants to:

    • Describe a philosophy that supports comprehensive and progressive school programs for students with diverse needs 
    • List the components of a 21st Century School for students with diverse needs 
    • Identify best practices, principles and strategies for maximizing progress in students with diverse needs 
    • Describe how emotionally meaningful, experience-based lessons support comprehension and retention of skills 
    • Describe how an interdisciplinary approach to intervention meets the unique needs of individual students

    Monica Osgood is Children’s founder, Monica G. Osgood, is an experienced behavioral consultant and therapist who specializes in using developmental approaches to support children with autism and other differences in relating and communicating. She is also the Founder and Director of the Developmental Center for Children and Families and Executive Director and a founding member of the Profectum Foundation. Monica has worked in homes, therapy centers, and private and public school settings for over 20 years. Some of her experience has included assessment and the development of intervention programs, curriculum and IEP development, and parent and professional training. 

    In 1998 Monica created the first public school program with the Developmental Individual Relationship-based (DIR model) approach as the core philosophy. In 2000 she was the first educator to join the Senior Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning(ICDL) to provide interdisciplinary training in the DIR Model. During her time with ICDL Monica served as Faculty for all of their yearly training institutes, spoke at many of their conferences and had the opportunity to work closely and collaborate with Drs. Greenspan and Wieder to further develop the DIR Model in school settings. In 2004, she collaborated with Lauren Blaszak to open a state-approved, DIR Model school for children ages 3-21 in Denville New Jersey now serving over 70 school districts and 130 families. 

    Additional accomplishments include many speaking engagements at conferences and participation in television, radio and newspaper interviews across the USA, Wales, Ireland and Amsterdam. Monica has appeared on Welsh Channel 4 and BBC1 documentaries, sharing the DIR model approach with British parents and professionals. Monica and the Celebrate the Children school were featured in a TIME Magazine cover story in May of 2006. She serves on the Advisory Board for 3LPlace and the National Advisory Council for The Centers for Exceptional Children. Monica also serves on the Economic Development Advisory Council and the Sustainable Economic Development Plan Steering Committee for her local Town Council. Finally, she collaborated with twice Grammy nominated children’s artists Dan Myers and Brady Rymer on an album and music video celebrating diversity in children with all abilities released April 2011.

    Afternoon Workshops

    12:45-3:30

    WORKSHOP 5:  The Foundational Capacities for Development (FCD) to Meet the Needs of Learners with ASD - Monica Osgood, Executive Director of Profectum and Celebrate the Children School, NJ

    This session will introduce participants to the DIR Model’s expanded intervention goals through the Foundational Capacities for Development (FCD) to include the experiences that promote (functional) competence and meaning for an individual across the lifespan. The FCD’s provide foundations tailored to the child and family's’ individual profiles that allow every individual to maximize the benefits of DIR!

    Learn how understanding Individual Differences while providing a broad range of experiences, respectful expectations, and fostering functional and reliable communication shape a sense of self in individuals with diverse needs, and how families, clinicians and educators can grow with them. This session will include a review of experiences and interactions that support or get in the way of developing core competencies to function successfully, and how anxiety and behaviors impact on progress. 

    This session will help participants to:

    • Describe the components of the FCD portion of the DIR-FCD Model and how each one is relevant for making developmental progress across the lifespan.
    • Create ways to implement the FCD’s into their own setting - be it clinic, home, school 
    • Utilize experiences and interactions that will support each individual and also minimize the development of anxiety and related behaviors

    See morning workshop 4 for bio for Monica Osgood


    WORKSHOP 6: Strong and Calm; Developing Skills for Emotional Regulation, Respectful Communication and Problem Solving, Erin Bruno, Rutgers University

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

    See workshop morning 3 for description and bio for Erin Bruno


    WORKSHOP 7: Adolescent Development and How Cyberbullying Fits In - Dan Florell, Eastern Kentucky University  

    Cyberbullying has gone from a rare occurrence to something that occurs frequently, particularly in middle and high schools. Unfortunately, the way cyberbullying manifests is constantly evolving as technology changes.  This workshop will highlight the latest technology that adolescents are using and how developmental factors in adolescence influence their use of technology to cyberbully.  The workshop will then focus on possible directions for school policy and interventions.

    This session will help participants to:

    • Participants will be able to identify several developmental factors that influence cyberbullying.
    • Participants will be able to identify social media and technology that is commonly used to cyberbully.
    • Participants will be able to describe characteristics of cyberbullying and its’ prevalence.
    • Participants will be able to generate possible interventions to minimize the impact of cyberbullying in their schools. 

    See morning workshop 1 for bio Dan Florell


    WORKSHOP 8:  Adding Mindfulness to Your School Psychology Toolbox - Terry Molony, PsyD, NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

    Mindfulness research suggests that cultivating a mindfulness practice is related to physical and mental health benefits for all ages and backgrounds.  Specifically, mindfulness programs in schools can lead to improved attention, self-regulation and empathy in children.  In this skill-based workshop, mindfulness activities, including games and counseling strategies will be demonstrated for school psychologists to use in schools with diverse populations, as well as to enhance their personal lives. 

    This session will help participants to:

    • Describe the research on mindfulness practice in schools with diverse populations of different ages
    • Apply mindfulness strategies for use with students (individually, small group and class-wide) in schools, 
    • Design mindfulness techniques for use with teachers in consultation

    Terry Molony, PsyD, NCSP, is a school psychologist in NJ, where she infuses mindfulness 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 and NJASP's School Psychologist of the Year in 2013.

    For a printed copy of the Winter Conference brochure:

    Brochure Winter 2017 .pdf

    • Thursday, January 11, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ08067
    Registration is closed

    NJASP Executive Board meeting - Committee Chairs and NJASP members expected to attend.  All others are welcome. 

    Dinner will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. A charge of only $10.00 will be collected from those in attendance and we appreciate an accurate count for dinner. Please note that if you plan to attend and are not having dinner, please let me know so you are not included when we order food.

    Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event event as soon as possible.

    If you have any questions, contact Barry Barbarasch at barryeva@comcast.com

    • Thursday, February 08, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ08067
    Registration is closed

    NJASP Executive Board meeting - Committee Chairs and NJASP members expected to attend.  All others are welcome. 

    Dinner will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. A charge of only $10.00 will be collected from those in attendance and we appreciate an accurate count for dinner. Please note that if you plan to attend and are not having dinner, please let me know so you are not included when we order food.

    Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event event as soon as possible.

    If you have any questions, contact Barry Barbarasch at barryeva@comcast.com

    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ08067
    Registration is closed

    NJASP Executive Board meeting - Committee Chairs and NJASP members expected to attend.  All others are welcome. 

    Dinner will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. A charge of only $10.00 will be collected from those in attendance and we appreciate an accurate count for dinner. Please note that if you plan to attend and are not having dinner, please let me know so you are not included when we order food.

    Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event event as soon as possible.

    If you have any questions, contact Barry Barbarasch at barryeva@comcast.com

    • Thursday, April 12, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ08067
    Registration is closed

    NJASP Executive Board meeting - Committee Chairs and NJASP members expected to attend.  All others are welcome. 

    Dinner will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. A charge of only $10.00 will be collected from those in attendance and we appreciate an accurate count for dinner. Please note that if you plan to attend and are not having dinner, please let me know so you are not included when we order food.

    Please confirm your attendance by registering for this event event as soon as possible.

    If you have any questions, contact Barry Barbarasch at barryeva@comcast.com

Past events

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
Friday, May 05, 2017 NJASP Spring Conference 2017
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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