NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS (NYASP)
The 37th annual conference for NYASP was held in Rochester, NY at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The theme was “Constant Change: Seizing the Opportunities” and took place from November 13th until the 15th. Annual conferences are held through NYASP to provide an opportunity to review current research in the field of School Psychology and share innovative practice to assure continued excellence.
A variety of speakers were hosted, including, but not limited to:
- Mark Shinn, Ph.D. – Response to Intervention: Implementation in Secondary Schools
- Bruce Goldstein, J.D. – Legal and Ethical Issues
- Elizabeth Meeker, Psy.D. – When Grief and Loss Enter the Classroom
- Tom Kulaga – The Neuropsychology of Social and Emotional Development and Learning
- R. W. Kamphaus, Ph.D. – Universal Screening with BESS of the BASC – 2
- Margot Weinberg, M.D. – An Integrative Approach Toward the Treatment of ADHD
- Donna Riter – Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Students
- Bradford Daly and Mark Behan – Video Games in Schools? New Possibilities for Social Skills Training
- Steve Pulos, Psy.D. and Theresa Pulos, E.D. – Teaching… Collaboration Between Psychologist and Principal
- Lindsey Schenkel, Ph.D. – Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Recent Research and Treatment Developments
- Caroline Magyar, Ph.D. – Developing Systems of Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Classroom Model
Furthermore, a silent auction/raffle was held, with all proceeds being donated to Camp DayDreams and the The Center for Youth Services. On Thursday, November 13th, a complementary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony was sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology, Roberts Wesleyan College, and the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families, Alfred University. Throughout the day on Friday, November 14th, a student strand took place that was designed specifically for school psychology students. Workshops discussed included: Finding employment as a school psychologist, Meeting Requirements for national certification for Non-NASP certified program graduates, Preparing for the PRAXIS II exam, and How to prevent burnout in the field. A complementary lunch on Friday was provided for all students.
The conference was organized in part through faculty in the school psychology program at both RIT and Robert’s Wesleyan College. Overall, the general planning and coordination for the conference was overseen by Dr. Suzanne Graney, assistant professor at RIT. Furthermore, many students at RIT in the School Psychology program volunteered and attended this annual conference. An RIT table was exhibited which highlighted RIT’s program and requirements. The following pictures include RIT graduate students who volunteered and participated during the conference.
A group of RIT volunteers at the NYASP annual conference.
RIT interns attending the NYASP conference.
At the registration table
The student strand Town Hall Meeting on Friday