nashviLLe, tn: JuLy 26–28, 2010 disturbed youth.
nAsP 2010 summeR ConfeRenCes The flooding in Nashville has not im- Preconference 1-day workshops are
improving student outcomes: pacted the hotel or airport, the down-
town is quickly recovering, and they
being offered by RTI expert Joseph F.
Kovaleski, who will present on Deter-
Advanced skills and Critical Knowledge are open for business and fun! NASP’s
2010 NASP’s 2010 School Psychology
mining Eligibility for Special Education in
an RTI System, and Rosemary B. Men-
for school Psychologists Summer Conference in Nashville of-
fers school psychologists the following
nuti and Ray W. Christner, who have
written and lectured extensively on the
B y a n t h o n y m . a da m o W S K i breakout workshop topics to enhance topic of Cognitive–Behavioral Interven-
their profession skills: tions for Reducing Anxiety in Children and
or many school psychologists, sum- Adolescents.
■■ responding to self-injurious
mer is an ideal time to devote more The full schedule, presenter biog-
than a few hours to continuing raphies, and registration and hotel
■■ ethics for school psychologists
professional development. Some col- information for both conferences
■■ educating and treating children with
leagues are finding this more of an issue are available online at http://www
autism spectrum disorders
as a result of budget and travel restric- .nasponline.org/conventions/summer
■■ RTI at Tier 3: a case study approach
tions during the regular school year. We conf.aspx.
■■ current topics in pediatric neurop-
all need professional development that Join us for what promises to be high
is affordable, logistically doable, and quality, relevant, and engaging learning.
highly relevant to our work. Keeping our General plenary session topics include What better way to spend a few days of
skills up to date has never been more Trainer (ToT) workshops in Nashville. the assessment/intervention of ex- your summer break?
important. The summer conference se- Denver offers the ideal opportunity ecutive functioning in children and
Anthony M. Adamowski is a practicing school
ries offers cutting edge, highly concen- for anyone interested in beginning or adolescents and practical strategies for psychologist with the Chicago public schools and
trated, and advanced-level professional rounding out their PREPaRE train- working with chronically disruptive and is the NASP 2010 Summer Conferences chair.
development in a relaxed setting. Both ing. The ToT workshops being offered
host cities, Denver and Nashville, offer in Nashville are for individuals who
Delegate Assembly Approves 2010
plenty of great restaurants and enter- have completed the corresponding
tainment, terrific outdoor summer fun, core workshop and want to become
Revision of nAsP standards
and easy access. PREPaRE trainers. Depending on the
workshop taken, participants can
ConCentrated, nasP aPProved combine their PREPaRE training with
ProFessionaL deveLoPMent, in- either the preconference workshop or By BaRBaRa Bole WilliamS
CLuding ethiCs the summer conference itself.
Now in their 7th year, the NASP sum- t the NASP 2010 Delegate As- forts to support school psychologists
mer conferences offer the same level denver, Co: JuLy 12–14, 2010 sembly in Chicago, NASP leaders and promote school psychology.
of outstanding professional develop- NASP’s 2010 School Psychology Sum- unanimously approved the 2010
ment found at our annual convention, mer Conference in Denver offers school Revision of the NASP Standards. The desCriPtion oF standards
only in a more intimate context and psychologists the following breakout 3-year effort to develop the NASP (2010) revision ProCess
over summer break. Both conferences workshop topics to enhance their pro- Standards for Graduate Preparation of The process to revise the NASP stan-
focus on issues and skills critical to our fessional skills: School Psychologists, Standards for the Cre- dards formally began in September 2007
profession. All sessions during the 3-day dentialing of School Psychologists, Model with a 2010 targeted completion date.
■■ cognitive–behavioral interventions
conferences (18 credit hours each) are for Comprehensive and Integrated School From an organizational prospective, the
appropriate for the school setting
NASP, APA, and NBCC approved. Regis- Psychological Services, and Principles for revision process consisted of four Level
■■ ethical decision making and RTI
tration fees include extensive handout Professional Ethics resulted in a unified I Writing Teams (Training, Credential-
■■ evidence-based interventions for
materials, daily lunch and breaks, Tues- set of national principles that guide ing, Ethics, and Practice Guidelines), the
students with memory impairments
day evening networking reception, and graduate education, credentialing, pro- Level II Development Group (repre-
■■ assessment/intervention of school
a certificate of attendance attesting to fessional practices, and ethical behavior sentatives from NASP and other key
CPD credits earned. Additionally, each of effective school psychologists. These stakeholder groups), and the Level III
■■ selecting academic interventions for
conference offers a session on ethics major NASP policy documents are in- Reaction Group (NASP leadership and
(3 credit hours), a requirement in most tended to define contemporary school membership and related organizations
states and for nationally certified school General plenary session topics include psychology; promote school psycholo- and stakeholders). The c