Study Groups and Mini Skills
NHASP sponsors a variety of ongoing study groups and mini skills presentations. These events are generally designed for smaller groups that our large full day conference events and allow for a more in-depth exploration of a specific topic.
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
The NHASP executive board will be hosting Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC’s) for NHASP members. This will be a time where we discuss a topic related to the current state of school psychology and the relation to the NASP practice model. Each PLC meeting will have a specific topic that will be discussed and the discussions will be moderated by a NHASP leader. Specific questions will be used to help facilitate the conversations. Members who choose to participate can share ideas, offer support to one-another, and have an opportunity to talk about what school psychology currently looks like in NH.
Watch for information on upcoming PLCs on the NHASP events calendar.
Study Group: Executive Skills
Peg Dawson, a past president of NHASP and co-author of many books on executive skills, will once again be leading a study group sponsored by NHASP on the topic of executive skills. The group meets via zoom several times a year to talk about how we can support executive skill development in the classroom and with the kids we work with. Over the years, it’s been the source for lively discussions as well as a laboratory for participants interested in designing interventions to support kids from Tier 1 to special ed.
Study Group meeting this year will be held virtually. Email Dr. Dawson for the access link.
Dates for 2020-2021
First Meeting: Tuesday, October 5th, 4-5:30pm
Further dates will be determined after the first meeting.
If you would like to join the group, please email Peg Dawson to get your name on the list! Members can use the Directory provided under the Members Only tab. Nonmembers can contact the NHASP president through the Contact Us feature for more information.
Early Career Group
NHASP is committed to supporting and mentoring Early Career School Psychologists. All school psychologists in NH with 5 or fewer years of experience are welcome to participate in Early Career Peer Mentoring and to attend Early Career Peer Mentoring group meetings.
The NHASP Early Career Peer Mentoring program is presently being reorganized. One plan is to link individual early career school psychologists in NH with experienced school psychologists. They will arrange their own meeting plan for mentoring. An additional plan is to provide meetings where mentors and mentees can share their experiences and questions with each other. The program is also exploring options for support development of mentoring and professional supervision skills.
Please watch this space for more news of Early Career Activities.
If you are an Early Career School Psychologist who would like to become involved in the Early Career Peer Mentoring Program, or if you are an experienced school psychologist who would be interested in becoming a mentor to an early career school psychologist, please contact our NHASP president.
NHASP often holds a number of mini skills presentations during the school year. These are generally 3 hour sessions held in the evening for a low cost.
When sessions are developed, more information will be posted here.