Professional Development

Upcoming Live Events

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Perspectives from Those Who Have Navigated Nontraditional Career Paths
October 12, 2022
This webinar will highlight nontraditional career paths of practitioners moving into roles as faculty, and it will emphasize the benefit of moving into a faculty position after working in the field.
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Reconsidering Intelligence Tests in School Decision-Making for Multicultural Populations
November 2, 2022
Historically, intelligence tests have been used is schools to make placement decisions, including special education programs. This webinar will explore the history of intelligence tests and their uses in school environments. From a social justice perspective, we will explore methods to assess diverse populations in the most equitable and culturally competent way.
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Bringing a Social Justice Lens to Evaluations of Individuals with Visual Impairments
November 30, 2022
Join this webinar to learn best practices in gathering meaningful evaluation data to drive appropriate recommendations to support students’ independence and competency in the Expanded Core Curriculum, which is an educational and legal requirement.
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Equitable Cognitive Assessment Demands Socially Just Solutions: Choose Wisely
December 7, 2022
This webinar will cover topics such as: (a) what different cognitive tests measure, (b) COVID-19’s influence on scores, (c) intelligence test correlations with achievement, (d) profiles for exceptional students, (e) research-based interventions, and (f) equitable identification of students with specific learning disability using a method consistent with IDEA. Emphasis will be placed on equitable measures that are culturally appropriate, easily explained, strengths-based, time-efficient, and address representative of marginalized groups (e.g., gifted and intellectual disability).
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Supporting Families Through the Evaluation process With Culturally Responsive Strategies
December 14, 2022
This webinar will provide an overview of how school psychologists can best support students from diverse backgrounds by incorporating culturally sensitive strategies when interacting with multicultural families throughout the evaluation process. School psychologists will learn ways to encourage parent and teach buy-in through effective communication, increase intervention fidelity of academic interventions, and make evidence-based recommendations using a multicultural lens.
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NASP 2023 Annual Convention
February 7–10, 2023
NASP will host its 2023 annual convention in Denver, CO. Click below to learn more about this four day event that will draw nearly 5000 school psychologists to meet and learn together next February.

On Demand

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Yes, But Did They Improve? Data Analysis for Intervention Response
You’ve identified who needs to be at which tier. You’ve provided an empirically supported intervention. You’ve tracked the data correctly. Now you must decide on the child’s needs regarding future interventions or diagnostic placement. This workshop will teach you three ways to make these decisions: trend analysis, effect size, and gap analysis. The presenter will provide tools and guides to aid in each of these data analysis methods. Participants will be provided examples and practice opportunities to make sure that each model is clear and applicable in their own practice.
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Self-Care in Seconds - Additive Wellness Interventions in Personal and Professional Practice
This webinar offers an overview of recent research showing the additive, positive effects of mindfulness-based and multicomponent positive psychological interventions across populations. Presenters will describe and demonstrate brief wellness practices that are rooted in the broader evidence-based practices of mindfulness, gratitude, cognitive–behavioral theories, and grit. These can be molded in a variety of settings including the classroom, clinic, personal life, and beyond. These exercises take less than 5 minutes and send a powerful message: We can make time for self-care at all ages and stages.
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Alleviating Trauma in Schools: What Schools and Districts Can Do Now
We are in the midst of so much trauma and stress—it is never ending. How can school psychologists team with others in their schools and communities to help alleviate childhood drama? How can you apply trauma-informed, evidence-based practices to promote equity, alleviate trauma, accelerate learning, and achieve greater individual and collective self-care? The presenters will share tips and strategies for using their podcast, “Cultivating Resilience: A Whole Community Approach to Alleviating Trauma in Schools,” to advance well-being, resilience, and compassionate school cultures. They will also describe the approaches they have developed and promote trauma-informed policy and practices, heart-centered learning, compassionate school practices, and the use of mindfulness, meditation, and movement in schools.
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Legal Considerations for Supporting Students Eligible for Special Education or Section 504 During a Pandemic
This webinar will present OSEP and OCR policies/guidance on meeting the FAPE requirements of IDEA and Section 504, provide updates on recent case law related to implementation of educational programs for students with disabilities, examine selected COVID-19 polices from various states, and offer free resources for educators on delivering special education services during the pandemic.
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Get Out of the Testing Rut: Expanding Your School Psychology Role by Understanding Your District's Needs
This webinar teaches school psychologists what they need to include in their 3-minute elevator speech when advocating for more comprehensive roles, how to show district leaders that testing is inefficient, and how consultation and intervention activities improve student, staff, and school outcomes.
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Culturally Responsive Interviews: Proactive Strategies to Support BIPOC Students
In this webinar you will learn how to use critical reflexivity throughout the interview process to nurture relationships with caregivers and students. You will also learn how to use proactive and culturally responsive strategies, such as the relational interview method (e.g., storytelling), to ensure that the information is meaningful and useful for interventions.
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Fix these 2 Things First: Function-Based Assessment and Intervention for Problem Behavior During Instruction
This webinar will focus on the diagnosis of the following two factors (using the Cipani Behavioral Classification System) that often prevail with such students during instructional conditions: the instructional material is too hard (i.e., instructional mis-match) or too lengthy.
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Asset-Focused Ecological Supports for Vulnerable Youth During COVID-19 and Post-Pandemic
This webinar will examine school psychologists' role as consultants and liaisons when engaging systems, including families, schools, health services, community, and faith-based agencies to address the emotional needs of vulnerable youth developing with significant social–emotional and environmental stressors.
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Beyond Self-Care Sunday: How to Thrive as a School Psychologist in Challenging Times
Want to learn how to effectively support students and protect yourself from burnout, even in challenging circumstances? Join Dr. Rebecca Branstetter, author of The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide, to learn the four most common burnout traps school psychologists tend to fall into—and more importantly, how to get out of them.
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Evidence-Based ASD Assessment Patterns in Diverse Learners
This webinar will provide research-based skills in interpreting assessment data for common patterns in the developmental history and cognitive, adaptive, processing, and academic abilities of children with ASD. Evidence-based practices and guidelines for the assessment of girls and bilingual children with ASD will also be discussed.
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Telecounseling Students During Distance Learning
This presentation will help attendees develop skills to engage students in telecounseling, identify means of monitoring student progress in telecounseling, and follow ethical principles while providing telecounseling.
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Centering Indigenous and Oppressed Voices
This podcast covers issues indigenous communities face in the United States, the role of colonial policies in displacement and cultural erasure, and resources for educators to support indigenous students and families.
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Managing COVID-19 Trauma in the School System
Learn how to incorporate trauma-informed approaches in schools, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Research from the current COVID-19 pandemic and prior pandemic literature will be highlighted to explain the potential reactions that may come from both students and teachers.
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Adding Mindfulness Practice to Your School Psychology Toolbox
This podcast demonstrates activities to teach formal and informal mindfulness practice, including games and counseling strategies.
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An Advanced Workshop on Designing Executive Skill Interventions
This session uses case examples, intervention design templates, and examples of teaching strategies to design interventions for students with executive skill challenges on an individual, whole class, and whole school basis.
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NASP Distinguished Lecture: Time for SEL 2.0: Skills and Virtues, Schools of Character
This podcast covers four things school psychologists can do to help schools prepare students for present and future social–emotional and academic challenges.
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Ethical and Professional Practices in the Digital Age
This session addresses questions about digital communication with and about clients; digital psychological record keeping; computerized testing, scoring, and report writing; and professional reputation and effectiveness.
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Behavioral Interventions for Severe Behavioral Problems
This podcast targets strategies for managing severe problem behavior in the school setting across grade levels, rooted in applied behavior analysis with a specific focus on functional analysis and on antecedent and consequent-based interventions.