Upcoming events

    • 03 May 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Balsz Community Center; 4309 E. Bellview Street; Building 14; Phoenix, AZ 85008
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    Abstract: Throughout their careers, school psychologists are involved in parent meetings that are difficult and at times adversarial.  There are strategies to minimize conflict within meetings.  Every school psychologist should be knowledgeable about these techniques, and have some degree of proficiency in implementation.  Strategies include effective communication, documentation, preparation, and facilitation; which will be discussed and the structured process of facilitating meetings will be described in depth.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice advanced techniques to defuse and structure difficult and confrontational meetings. Dr. Sylvia Cohen and Dr. Shanna Sadeh from The Cohen Institute will present this valuable information.

    Learning Objectives

    1.    Participants will learn and practice effective communication strategies.

    2.    Participants will learn a model of documentation for use at difficult meetings.

    3.    Participants will learn a structured process for prepare for and facilitate meetings.

    4.    Participants will learn and practice techniques to diffuse difficult and confrontational conversations.

    • 08 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Banner University Medical Center-Duval Auditorium; 1501 N. Campbell Ave.; Tucson, AZ
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    Educational Forum: Supporting the Educational Needs of 

    Medically Involved Students

    This presentation will explore barriers to the education of medically involved students, promote collaboration between  the Hospital School Program and local school districts and provide a forum for the discussion of how to best support students. 

     This session will help participants: 

    1.  Discuss educational challenges associated with chronic medical conditions and strategies for providing educational services to students who are medically involved. (Domain 6)

    2.  Describe the laws and regulations governing the education of medically involved students. (Domain 10)

    3.  Engage with other educational professionals about how to collaborate and best support students with medical conditions in our community. (Domain 2).

    3 CPDs will be provided through AASP

    Sponsored by: Arizona Association of School Psychologists and Banner-University Medical Center Hospital School Program

    • 31 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • NAU Campus; 801 E. Knowles; Flagstaff, AZ; Eastburn College of Education, Room 190
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    Spring 2018 AASP Northern Region Workshop

    Ethical Decision Making for School Psychologists

    Dr. Michael Buchsbaum

    Adjunct Professor of Practice, Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

    University of Arizona

    Dr. Marsha Spencer

    Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Disability & Psychoeducational Studies

    University of Arizona

    Offered collaboratively by AASP, SASP, & Northern Arizona University

    Abstract: As a school psychologist, you make decisions everyday based on your ethical and professional training. Some decisions seem almost automatic, but others are less clear. An increased familiarity with the NASP Ethical Principles and an ethical decision make model will help you to feel more confident in making those difficult decisions. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Participants will learn how to locate information within the NASP Code of Ethics.
    2. Participants will become familiar with the provided ethical problem-solving model.
    3. Participants will apply the problem-solving model to one or more ethical dilemmas.

    Participants who attend the three hour sessions in entirety will receive 3 NASP-approved CPDs

    For questions, please contact AASP Northern Arizona Regional Directors:

    kathy.bohan@aasp-az.org or christine.burnett@aasp-az.org

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