Luncheon With Keynote Speaker and NASP President Dr. Melissa Louvar Reaves
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Small Steps Change Lives: How School Psychologists and NASP help to make a difference
School psychologists are instrumental in making a difference in the lives of students and teachers. While we often face many challenges, it is important to remember the small steps we take each day make a big difference. Current NASP updates will be provided followed by an overview of NASP key initiatives and resources that can help school psychologists promote positive change in the lives of students.
Melissa Louvar Reeves, PhD, NCSP, LEP is the current President of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). She is a nationally certified school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed special education teacher. She is an adjunct instructor at Winthrop University and currently serves as a pre-K-12 school psychologist as well as a Crisis Management and Psychological Recovery expert in the private sector. She has worked in public and private schools, as well as day and residential treatment programs. The co-author of multiple books and publications and the recipient of numerous awards is a co-author of the NASP PREPaRE School Crisis Prevention and Intervention curriculum and travels both nationally and internationally, training professionals in crisis prevention and intervention, threat and suicide assessment, the impact of trauma and PTSD on academic achievement, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.