Upcoming events

11/08/2018 • Crystal Mountain, Mi

MASP Fall Conference

November 8-9, 2018

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, Mi 49683

To register, click on the event in the green banner above.


Hotel reservations at Crystal Mountain should be made by Monday, October 8th to guarantee the group rate. Reservations can be made online by following this link MASP Fall Conference Group Block, by calling 855-520-2974, or by faxing the attached Hotel Reservation Form. Please be sure to reference our Group Code 4638O8 when reserving a room. 


Our program includes: 

Navigating Michigan's 3rd Grade Reading Law, by Dr. Matthew Burns

Michigan’s Third-Grade Reading Law (MCL-380.1290f) focuses on reading assessment, intervention, and instruction in a way that has never happened in the state, and has many districts wondering what to do. Fortunately, screening diagnostic assessment, progress monitoring, and targeted interventions are exactly what school psychologists do. This interactive session will discuss relevant research so that reformed practices align with evidence-based practices, and provide a framework (and tools) based on an MTSS approach to guide implementation.

Building Capacity of School Staff to Train Trauma Informed Practices within a PBIS Framework, by Susan Barrett

Building the capacity of all staff to apply a trauma informed lens is critical to supporting students impacted by trauma. Experienced trainers and coaches will share their experiences installing a Training of Trainers approach for building the skills of teachers to effectively support and respond to students impacted by trauma.

Conducting Small Groups - Tier II Tools, Dr. Lisa Kelly-Vance  

This workshop will assist practitioners in improving their implementation of practices to build skills in small group formats with an emphasis on learning additional small group and prevention strategies for improving students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic skills. Participants will learn implementation and evaluation techniques. Case examples will be provided.

Threat Assessment and Management, by Dr. Todd Savage and Dr. Scott Woitaszewski

Recent acts of violence that have taken place at schools throughout the country, including school shootings carried out by youths, have brought attention to the need for evidence-informed and research-based approaches to school-based behavioral threat risk assessment and management. School psychologists not only play an integral role on the multidisciplinary teams engaged in this type of work, they often lead the charge. As such, it is imperative school psychologists are up-to-date both in terms of their knowledge of the process and their skills to lead and to conduct the process, in addition to implementing the plan that results from the process.

Breakout Sessions:

Friday 8:30-10:30

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through the lens of the Michigan Department of Education

Identifying Imminent Risk and Averting Tragedies in Your School

Beyond Shyness: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention for Selective Mutism

Fluency: The Real Story Behind This Hollywood Star

Friday 10:45-11:45

CBT in the Schools

Ethical Practice and Legal Regulation of School Psychology

Panel Discussion: MASP’s Goals Regarding MTSS, Medicaid, Shortages, and School Safety Initiatives

Practitioner Discussion: Implementation and Highlights of the PREPaRE Curriculum

Making a Successful Transition from College to Career: Preparation for Graduate Students

Friday 12:45-4:00

School-Based Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management: Best Practices and Resources

Using Small Group Interventions to Unlock Student Potential


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