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San Diego
November 8-10, 2018

Continuing Education Units/Continuing Professional Development Hours

All sessions that are identified with a W (W-01, W-02, etc.), unless otherwise noted, qualify for CEUs. Each workshop meets the qualifications for either 3 or 6 hours of continuing education credit for LEPs, LPCCs, LMFTs and LCSWs. This course also qualifies for either 3 or 6 hours of continuing professional development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under provider number 1025. The California Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Instructions on how to obtain Documentation of Attendance for each qualifying workshop will be explained at each workshop at in emails to be sent to convention attendees. Monitors at each workshop will have complete instructions. Please bring your mobile phone, laptop or other device to sign in and out of the workshops and complete the evaluation forms.

Strands, Topics and Skill Levels

Most session descriptions are followed by at least one Strand letter and at least one Topic number.

Strand A: Intellectual Self-Investment


  1. Best Practices and Related Interventions
  2. Mentoring an intern
  3. Sharing your success: Writing for CASP Today and CSP

Strand B: Physical and Emotional Self-investment 


  1. Managing high stress IEP’s
  2. Relaxation exercises at your desk
  3. Avoiding burnout…Counseling the counselors
  4. Yoga, Tai-Chi, and moving your body (aerobics?)
  5. Social-Emotional living


Strand C: Legal Self-Investment


  1. Legal Update (Title V, Endrew, ESSA)
  2. Rights as a contract employee
  3. Law & Ethics for LEPs, NCSPs and school psychologists
  4. Consequences of School Psychologist Shortage


Strand D: Interpersonal/Social Self-Investment


  1. Developing a strong psych staff at your district
  2. Developing relationships at your school site
  3. Working with your site administrator
  4. Young and Informed: How to survive your first years
  5. Be a transformational change agent


Strand E: Financial Self-Investment 


  1. School loan repayments
  2. Retirement planning
  3. Planning for advanced training
  4. School districts vs. other settings – what is right for you?
  5. How to make money on the side (private practice)


Strand F: School & Community Investment


  1. Developing and Maintaining an Equitable School
  2. Cultural, Linguistic and Diversity Issues
  3. Parent and Student Engagement
  4. Staff Engagement and Buy-In?
  5. School-based Consultation
  6. Family-School Community Collaboration
  7. College and Career Readiness/Linked Learning
  8. Physical Health: diet, sleep, exercise?
  9. Program Evaluation
  10. Social/Restorative Justice
  11. Bullying
  12. Achievement Gaps
  13. Social -Emotional learning
  14. School to Prison Pipeline
  15. Crisis Teams
  16. Violence Prevention
  17. School-based Consultation
  18. Parent/Family Engagement
  19. Community Partnerships, Collaboration and Engagement
  20. ICE and other threats
  21. Promoting a trauma-informed school
  22. Wraparound Initiatives
  23. Transitioning Youth into Adulthood


Strand G: Professional Investment (Advocacy)


  1. Working with outside agencies
  2. Advocating for school psychology with administrators and school boards
  3. Starting a CASP affiliate
  4. Collecting stories and data to demonstrate impact
  5. School-based mental health services
  6. Working with local and state officials
  7. Suicide prevention plans


Skill Level:

I – Beginning

II – Intermediate

III – Advanced


Americans with Disabilities Act

If you will require any special assistance (such as an interpreter or wheelchair-accessible accommodations) covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, please send a request in writing no later than October 4, 2018. Send the letter to: California Association of School Psychologists, 1020 12th St., Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95814, or email


Workshop Refund and Grievance Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing and postmarked or emailed at least one week before the event. Written requests must be mailed to:


1020 12th St., Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95814

Or emailed to:

All refund requests will be subject to a $25 handling fee. No refunds will be issued for any reasons for participant cancellations once the event has opened or started. Grievances or complaints regarding workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Although refunds will not be issued all attempts will be made to place the participant in a concurrent workshop. Refunds for events paid for by school districts will be negotiated with that school district, not the attendee.

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