Power of One: Creating Connections

This inspirational presentation will focus on the crucial connections that school psychologists often make with students, which result in transformative experiences in students’ lives. Attendees will reflect upon their relationships with students and the meaningful and powerful nature of their work; they will develop methods to connect with students through interpersonal relationships to effect change; and they will identify NASP resources which support their professional practice.

Dr. John Kelly is the current president of NASP, a school psychologist in the Commack School District, and an adjunct professor at St. John’s University in the school psychology program. Kelly earned his PhD in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University.   He has received numerous state and national awards, including the NYS School Practitioner of the Year in 2001 and the NASP School Psychologist of the Year in 2003. Kelly’s topics of discussion are the provisions of school-based mental health services within a multi-tiered systems of support framework, and improving school climate through bullying prevention and intervention.