Events Calendar

ASPP looks forward to many opportunities for members to participate.

2017 ASPP and Penn State University Fall Conference

The Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania and Penn State University are again teaming to bring to you a great lineup for the 2017 Fall Conference. This year's conference will take place on October 25th and 26th at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center In State College. On Wednesday the 25th, local Pennsylvania talent will present 3-hour workshops on a variety of topics including:

  • The Autism Narrative: Learning and Understanding ASD
  • Exploring Mindfulness and Compassion
  • School Psychologists as Special Education Consultant
  • Enhancing Executive Regulatory Functions
  • Read-Adapt-Answer-Comprehend: Improving Comprehension
  • Carl DiMartino Ethics Symposium
  • Pediatric Obesity and Sleep Deprivation: Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention
  • Intelligence Tests and How to Obtain it: The RIAS-2
  • Creating Trauma Informed Schools and Classrooms
  • Woodcock Munoz Language Survey, Third Edition
  • French Lecture -- Legal, Ethical, and Practical Considerations
  • Executive Function Driven Behavioral Interventions
  • MTSS for Identifying Underserved Gifted Learners
  • Targeting the I in RTI
  • MTSS for Writing: Pennsylvania’s Model in a Case Study
  • Managing Sexual Behaviors at School
  • School Psychologists’ Role in Promoting Student-Teacher Relation

Following the Wednesday sessions, please join your ASPP colleagues at The Always FREE, Always FUN Dick Hall Annual Beef & Brew. Poster sessions and our silent auction (benefitting the NASP Children’s Fund) will be featured events.

On Thursday October 26th, the Bernreuter Lecture will feature a full-day workshop presented by Dr. Janine M. Jones, Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology at the University of Washington. This workshop highlights some of the essential skills for providing culturally responsive mental health services to children and adolescents. The presentation will include a rationale for cultural adaptations in evidence-based treatments, content for increasing cultural literacy, and strategies for integrating cultural variables into all phases of the counseling process. Case examples will be shared to demonstrate the subtle and nuanced ways that culture impacts the counseling process. Through participation in this workshop, school mental health providers will learn ways to create a therapeutic environment that is conducive to cross-cultural counseling and subsequently increase the effectiveness of interventions for diverse students.

To register online visit the ASPP Fall Conference Registration page.

Click on the following link to download and print a copy of the registration form.

School Psychology Awareness Week - 2017

Dear ASPP Member,

As President of the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP), I am reaching out to you to enlist your support for an upcoming initiative. As you may know, the second full week of November, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) sets aside one week for students and practitioners alike to celebrate, network, and promote the field of school psychology in their schools, colleges, and communities. This year, the dates for School Psychology Awareness Week are November 13th through 17th, 2017.

To support our efforts as a Commonwealth to raise awareness about the range of school psychologists’ roles, Governor Tom Wolf has granted a gubernatorial proclamation.  Across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, November 13-17, 2017, is officially proclaimed School Psychology Awareness Week to recognize the more than 1,200 school psychologists in Pennsylvania who support students’ academic and behavioral needs through assessment, intervention, and consultation.

ASPP endeavors for our members to participate in raising awareness about the role school psychologists play in supporting students’ academic, social, and mental–behavioral health. The flyer, Who Are School Psychologists? linked below, provides a brief overview of our role and function and we hope you will share it with stakeholder groups. Additional activities for School Psychology Awareness Week are available on NASP’s website:

(http://www.nasponline.org/research-and-policy/advocacy-tools-and-resources/school-psychology-awareness-week-2017/power-up-be-a-positive-charge-poster-activities).

We invite you to join in these activities and show your support for school psychologists by sharing the attached School Psychology Awareness Week poster with administrators, teachers, and parents, as well as uploading the poster to your social media outlets on November 13, 2017.  

We will loop back with a reminder e-mail on this date should you be willing to participate in celebrating the work of school psychologists and the many ways we work to support student outcomes and success.

Thank you for your attention and consideration of this request!

David J. Lillenstein, D.Ed., NCSP
ASPP President