W-27: Supporting School Psychologists in Implementing SWPBIS: First Steps
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) uses a proactive approach in which students are taught expected behaviors. It is the purpose of this workshop to provide guidance for school psychologists in collaborating with, and supporting, school-based teams in the beginning steps of implementing SWPBIS. Learner Objectives include: 1) understanding the school psychologist role with supporting the building and implementing of SWPBIS at all three tiers; 2) understanding how NASP’s standards promote and support the school psychologist to be part of the site SWPBIS structures; 3) understanding how SWPBIS is integrated into other models and initiatives to provide a solid support system for all students.

Dr. Gail Angus is executive director of Collaborative Learning Solutions, a consulting firm in Temecula that supports school districts across California in the implementation of SWPBIS and other positive mental health curriculum that supports positive climate change in schools. Dr. Angus is author of Transforming School Climate and has served in various roles in public education, from classroom teacher to assistant SELPA Director.

Dr. R. Brett Nelson is professor and coordinator of school psychology programs at CSU-San Bernardino. A frequent presenter at CASP and other conferences, Dr. Nelson focuses on promoting positive mental health in schools with research on wellness and interventions to support student wellbeing.

Strand: B, Topic: 1-3, Skill Level: III
NASP Domains: 1-6