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NHASP Spring Conference: Does Emotional Disturbance Have you Feeling Disturbed? Understanding the Benefits of Prevention, Intervention, and Comprehensive Assessment of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Needs

  • 27 Mar 2024
  • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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  • A member of a state school psychology association in the north east.
  • For current members of NHASP
  • Registration for everyone not covered by another registration type.
  • For students currently enrolled for at least 6 credits in a graduate program in school psychology or a related field.

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NHASP Spring Conference!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Does Emotional Disturbance Have you Feeling Disturbed? Understanding the Benefits of Prevention, Intervention, and Comprehensive Assessment of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Needs

Presented by 

Dr. Jessica Dirsmith

March 27, 2024 8am-12:30pm

This event will be held virtually using Zoom. Access link will be emailed after registration

Continuing Education Credits

4.0 CE credits are available for this event!

NHASP is a NASP-approved provider of CPD hours and Certificates of Attendance will be accepted toward NCSP. A total of 4.0 CE credits will be awarded for this event.

NH Licensed Psychologists should note that NASP is an approved CE provider and these credits count towards licensure renewal requirements. 

Workshop Description

In this session, participants will understand the benefits of universal prevention and targeted intervention for the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. Screening, teaming, and progress monitoring will be reviewed. Participants will learn about the need for responsible Emotional Disturbance assessment and eligibility determination practices and will better understand the impact of bias from the time of referral to eligibility recommendation. Using a sequential approach, participants will gain the knowledge needed to thoroughly assess students. Finally, they will learn how to link assessment findings to intervention.

The schedule for the day is:

7:45 am: Zoom Opens

8:00am: Workshop Session I

9:30am: NHASP Updates & Break

9:45am: Workshop Session II

11:15am: Break

11:30:  Workshop Session III

12:30pm: Session Ends 

Target Audience

This workshop is appropriate for School Psychologists, Psychologists, Special Education Teachers and Administrators, Regular Education Teachers, and Speech Pathologists. The workshop is available to current NHASP members at a special reduced rate as a membership benefit. Additionally, members of other North East Regional state associations can attend at the NH member rate as part of our regional collaboration. 

Students are provided a reduced registration fee for this event. 

    About The Presenter

    Dr. Jessica Dirsmith, NCSP is a Pennsylvania and nationally certified school psychologist and a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist. She has served as a trainer of school psychologists, has overseen the university clinical practicum and internship training experiences, and has been a school psychologist practitioner for fifteen years. Dr. Dirsmith is the 2017 recipient of the School Psychologist of the Year Award in Pennsylvania and the 2021 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Young Alumni Achievement Award. She serves as the Membership Chair for the Association of School Psychologists of Pennsylvania (ASPP) and is the 2024-25 President-Elect. Her clinical and research interests include the assessment of students with emotional and behavioral needs, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS), emotional and behavioral disability case law, and legally defensible assessment practices.

    Registration Information

    Purchase orders will not be accepted for this event. 

    Online payments will be accepted for this event. Please note that NHASP is now using payment processing from Wild Apricot to simplify your checkout process. You will no longer be re-directed to PayPal for payment. 

    Cancellations received prior to March 20th, 2024 will be refunded less a 5% administrative fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after 5pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2023. 

    *Students currently enrolled in a school psychology or school counseling program receive a reduced registration fee for this event. 

    For questions, please contact NHASP President Jackie Tormey. Contact information is located in the sidebar or on the contact us page. 

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