Note: This special workshop was developed specifically for CASP members who understand the importance of advocating on behalf of their students, their profession, and themselves. Register with the button below and you will be taken to a different website to enroll. If you wish to also attend Friday and/or Saturday offerings at Spring Institute, please return to this website to register.

Advocating for students is a role that all school psychologists embrace.  But what are effective ways to do that?  And how might you advocate for your expanded role in order to better serve students and support school-wide intervention (e.g. MTSS)?

This full-day workshop will train school psychologists on how to educate everyone from your principal(s) and teachers to school board members and statewide elected officials – up to the governor’s office. This interactive presentation will include discussions of what advocacy is, how to include it in your daily work, role playing and goal setting. Participants will be able to take lessons from this presentation back to their schools, affiliates and your district colleagues working to broaden the impact of school psychological services to meet the growing needs of California’s students.

Margaret A. Sedor, NCSP, LEP, ABSNP, is the National Association of School Psychologists Western Coordinator for the Government and Public Relations (GPR) Committee.

Dr. Pedro Olvera is the school psychology program coordinator for Brandman University and CASP President.

Dr. Brian Leung is a professor and directors of the school psychology program at Loyola Marymount University. He is CASP’s President-Elect.