NASP PREPaRE Core Workshops, November 2023

PREPaRE master trainers Amanda Nickerson, Franci Crepeau-Hobson, Lisa Coffey and Carlea Dries will present the third NASP-sponsored virtual PREPaRE Third Edition core workshops in November 2023. The workshops will be offered in their entirety online to make it possible for participants to conveniently attend from their homes or workplaces. Each workshop includes extensive workshop materials and tools and conveys documented, NASP-approved, Category A CPD.*

Note. Participants who complete a virtual PREPaRE workshop are not eligible for a Training of Trainers workshop (designed to develop skills needed to offer a PREPaRE workshop independently) until they have at least been able to observe an in-person workshop presentation.


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Workshop Descriptions

Workshop 2: Mental Health Crisis Interventions: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools
Thursday and Friday, November 9-10, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. EST

Member Price: $350, Non-member Price: $490
13 hours of NASP-approved** CPD

Presenters: Lisa Coffey EdS, NCSP and Carlea Dries

Participants will develop the knowledge and skill to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. These skills may also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma-informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure.

View a more detailed description and learning objectives for Workshop 2.


Workshop 1: Comprehensive School Safety Planning: Prevention Through Recovery
Tuesday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. EST

Member Price: $200, Non-member Price: $280
7 hours of NASP-approved** CPD

Presenters: Amanda Nickerson, PhD, NCSP, and Franci Crepeau-Hobson, PhD, NCSP

Participants will learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts that attend to both physical and psychological safety. The workshop addresses critical components needed to develop, exercise, and evaluate school safety and crisis response teams and plans and conduct building vulnerability assessments.

View a more detailed description and learning objectives for Workshop 1.


*Cancellations are subject to NASP approval. If approved you will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. If you need to cancel your registration, please email the PREPaRE Coordinator at


Each workshop has a time commitment of 6.5 contact hours a day, but there will be multiple short breaks throughout with a longer break for lunch. A detailed schedule with built-in breaks will be provided to participants in advance for planning.

Full credit for the workshop(s) and access to the certificate of completion requires completing the pretest, all breakout activities, the posttest, evaluation, as well as attendance at the entire workshop. Attendance will be monitored.

Two to three weeks before the workshop, participants will need to enroll in the PREPaRE Online Catalog to complete pre-workshop requirements.

**NASP is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NASP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

PREPaRE Workshops

The PREPaRE training curriculum includes two core workshops that can be conducted together or separately and two corresponding Training of Trainer (ToT) workshops. 

The PREPaRE Model


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