CASP Spring Institute 2018

March 22-24

This Spring

What is the key to true satisfaction and happiness? What really causes an ordinary individual to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life?

Workshops and other presentations at Spring Institute 2018 will answer these questions and help those in the school psychology profession better understand Positive Psychology, the study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive, which is the theme of this year’s event. 

Spring Institute includes:

  • Per day fees, which include lunch each day
  • Student strand
  • Welcome evening reception on Thursday, March 22.
  • General Session keynote speaker and NASP President John Kelly on Thursday, March 22.
  • Luncheon Keynote speaker California Director of Special Education Kristin Wright on Friday, March 23.
  • Job fair, Friday, March 23.
  • Continuing Education Units and Hours for BBS licensees and NCSPs.
  • Differing points of view on today’s important topics


Administrator Won’t Let You Attend Spring Institute 2018?

It’s time to let him or her know that you will be able to take what you learn at Spring Institute and use it immediately in your school(s). Wondering about Trauma Care and how to bring it to your schools? You know about MTSS, but how to you get your school excited about it? And keeping up with the latest in court cases that affect your practice is always a good idea.

This letter might show your administrator that you need to have the information that will be shared at Spring Institute. You might want to add that professional development can be funded with mental health funds. Good luck and we hope to see you at Spring Institute!

The hotel(s)

Note: Hotel Pacific is offering rooms for CASP Spring Institute 2018 at the same rate at the host hotel, which has sold out some of the event dates. Hotel Pacific is located across the street from the Portola Plaza Hotel and Spa, where the event will be held. Rate is $179 per night for a junior suite. To make a reservation please call 831-373-5700 or Email: Be sure to state that you are with the California Association of School Psychologists to ensure the discounted rate.

CASP Spring Institute 2018 will be held at the Portola Plaza and Spa in Monterey, California.

Portola Hotel rooms include free wifi in guest rooms and in the meeting spaces of the hotel. Parking overnight is $12.


The Portola Hotel & Spa is located on the Monterey Peninsula along the Central Coast of California. Fly directly into the Monterey Regional Airport or enjoy the scenic views along Highway 1 for access to one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.

A limited number of direct flights are available out of Los Angeles International Airport through United Airlines, and San Diego airport through Alaska and United Airlines.


Early Registration

(register on or before February 27, 2018)

Admission Type Thursday Friday Saturday
Member $165 $165 $150
Non-member $230 $230 $210
Student Strand – Member $50 $50
Student Stand – Non-member $100 $100

Late Registration

(register after February 27, 2018)

Admission Type Thursday Friday Saturday
Member $220 $220 $210
Non-member $290 $290 $280
Student Stand – Member $100 $100
Student Strand – Non-member $150 $150

Online registration deadline is Monday, March 12th.
Registrations made after the deadline must be made on-site in Monterey. 

Spring Institute 2018 will be held at:

Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Questions about Spring Institute?

Get CASP Spring Institute News

Get CASP Spring Institute News

Join the CASP Spring Institute 2018 mailing list for news and updates delivered right to your inbox.

You have Successfully Subscribed!