NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

Upcoming events

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn East Windsor, 399 Monmouth St, East Windsor, NJ 08520
    Register


    Welcome to 

    NJASP's Annual

    Winter 2018 Conference!

    December 14, 2018

                                       Holiday Inn East Windsor, East Windsor NJ


    Keynote

    Unlock Potential: Prevention is Key

    Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D.

    National Association of School Psychologists President

    • Participants will learn strategies for personal and professional self-care.
    • Participants will learn strategies for helping children and youth engage in self-care.
    • Participants will learn how NASP is addressing member needs.
    • Participants will learn about NASP resources, activities, and advocacy efforts.

    Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D.began her career as a School Psychologist in Council Bluffs, Iowa serving children birth through 21 and leading the early RTI initiatives. She is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and serves as the Program Director. Her research and applied interests are assessment and interventions with preschool children in the context of play, mental health in early childhood, school-based academic and social interventions, prevention, and self-care. She is the current President of the National Association of School Psychologists and her theme is “Unlock Potential: Prevention is Key.”

    Morning Workshops

    8:30 – 11:00 AM

    WORKSHOP1:

    Early Childhood Mental Health: Prevention is Key 

    Lisa Kelly-Vance, Ph.D.

    National Association of School Psychologists President

    AM Session Only

    The purpose of this workshop is to provide information about addressing mental health in young children. Participants will learn strategies they can implement with preschoolers and their families that prevent problems and reduce existing concerns. Case examples will be provided. 

    Learning Objectives: 

      Participants will learn about common mental health concerns in early childhood.

      Participants will learn prevention and intervention strategies to promote mentally healthy young children.

       Participants will learn how to help families help their children improve mental health factors. 

    See keynote for bio

    WORKSHOP 2: 

    The Power of Systems Change to Improve Behavioral Health Services to Students

    Andria Amador, CAGS, NCSP

    This workshop is a half-day workshop running in the AM and PM

    This session will review how schools can embark on a systems change projects designed to better meet the behavioral health needs of students. By sharing the stages of implementation, discussing ways to build integrated partnerships and reviewing factors that impact fidelity and sustainability this session will help school staff plan for making improvements to the functioning of their schools. Understanding the role that implementation science and leadership play in developing new initiatives helps school design model of change that are effective and stand the test of time.  Discussion will include the expanded role of mental health staff in schools.

    This session will help participants:

    · Participants will be able to identify the stages of implementation 

    ·  Participants will learn skills require to lead change 

    ·  Participants will identify ways to develop integrated partnerships

    ·  Participants will learn about how the NASP Practice Model can impact an expanded role.

    Andria Amador, CAGS, NCSP, is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Andria has dedicated her career to urban school psychology and began her career as a school psychologist before becoming an administrator.  Andria, along with her staff and partners, have developed the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM).  CBHM is a multi-tiered system of supports designed to support the behavioral health needs of students across a continuum of prevention, early-intervention and intensive services.  Implementation of CBHM requires BPS school psychologists to expand their scope of service delivery to include all NASP Domains of Practice.  Andria has the pleasure of serving as the NASP Delegate  for the Massachusetts School Psychology Association.  She is also the coordinator of the NASP Supervision Interest Group and the chair of the NASP Practice Model Committee.

    WORKSHOP 3: 

    Executive Function in the Everyday Context:  The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention

    Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D.

    This workshop is a half-day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    Executive functions contribute demonstrably to children’s success in the academic, social, emotional and behavioral domains, and executive dysfunction contributes to a wide range  of clinical conditions.  In this presentation, we will discuss a functional framework for understanding executive functions, the contributions of rating scale and performance measures to assessment, profiles in common clinical populations, and associations with outcomes and biological markers. We will introduce enhancements to the BRIEF2 and focus on a step-by-step approach to interpreting profiles of executive function strengths and weaknesses. We will examine how this data informs development of interventions and review evidence for approaches to interventions.

    Learning Objectives:

    · Describe the most widely used “practical skills” model of executive function

    · Explain the pros and cons of performance-based and rating scale measures of executive functions

    · Discuss an algorithm for interpreting and writing findings from the enhanced BRIEF2 

    · Describe approaches to identifying targets for intervention and monitoring progress

    · Identify one or more specific intervention programs or methods with demonstrated efficacy

    Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with specialty in developmental neuropsychology who practices in schools across Vermont and New Hampshire, and is a senior attending psychologist with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His primary area of research is the development and disorders of self-regulation across the lifespan and he is author of several works on the topic and co-author of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) family of instruments and the Tasks of Executive Control (TEC). 

    WORKSHOP 4:

    Dyslexia: How to Screen to Intervene

    Jaime Cifuentes Ed.S/NCSP

    Danielle Taylor, Psy.D.

    This workshop is a half-day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    This hands-on presentation will provide practitioners with information about the development of a local, authentic dyslexia screening instrument created using CBM-R and RTI principles.  The measure was designed to assess potential reading problems in K–1st graders, as required by a 2014 NJ Department of Education mandate. The session will include general information about Dyslexia as well as specific details regarding the logistics necessary to design and to utilize CBM-R, including how to organize an assessment team, how to create a screening instrument, how to collect and manage data, how to use data to make decisions regarding risk, and how to monitor program implementation including fidelity. 

    Learning Objectives:

    ·  Be able to define the term, Dyslexia.

    ·  Have an understanding of the fundamentals of CBM-R creation.

    ·   Know the necessary steps to create a local assessment team.

    ·   Be able to identify at least three pros and pitfalls associated with CBM-R creation and implementation.

    Dr. Danielle Taylor, Psy.D., earned a B.A. in Psychology from Hartwick College as well as a M.S. in Educational Psychology and Statistics and a doctorate in School Psychology from the University at Albany.  She also earned her NJDOE Supervisor certification through Montclair State University.  Dr. Taylor is also a certified Pet Partners therapy team evaluator.  She is a nationally and NJDOE certified school psychologist that has worked in public and private schools, as well as, clinical settings in NJ, NY, PA, and VA. Dr. Taylor is a sought after speaker, having presented at state and national conferences, provided educational workshops to both professionals and families including several school districts and child study teams in NJ on a variety of topics including Dyslexia, academic interventions, behavior management, psycho-educational assessment, and animal-assisted therapy.   Professionally active, she serves as Vice-Chair of the Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council-Atlantic County, Co-Chair of the Transition Coordinators Network of South Jersey, and on the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board.  She is also an adjunct psychology professor at Rowan University. 

    Jaime Cifuentes started his career in mental health in 1986 as an outpatient and crisis therapist at the Cumberland County Guidance Center. He served diverse populations of children and families while closely working with senior clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.  Jaime has been a school psychologist since 1990. He has also served as supervisor of special services for 14 years at the Hopewell Township School District where he retired in 2017. He has experience in both rural and urban districts.  From 2002-2006, Jaime worked at the Vineland Public School District as a bilingual School Psychologist. He later helped open “IMPACT”, the first nationally acclaimed model pre-school program. Following the IMPACT program, Jaime headed a task force to form the SUCCESS program, Vineland’s first in-district program that served adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders.  Academically, Jaime has been a graduate-level adjunct professor at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rowan University where he has helped train future school psychologists through the programs’ Internship and Practicum terms. Jaime has been an active member of NJASP since 1990 where he has served as regional chair, multicultural affairs committee, and president for 2003-2004 year. Jaime is also a member of NASP and has presented at the national level on various topics. Besides teaching, Jaime works a school psychologist-consultant for various school districts and the Department of Human services. Primordially, Jaime considers himself an advocate of all children and as such has led initiatives in many areas through the Government and Professional Relations and Professional development committees. At present, Jaime is co-leading NJASP’s sub-committee on Dyslexia screenings and has presented on the topic at the state and national level.

    Afternoon Workshops

    12:45 - 3:30 PM

    WORKSHOP 5: 

    Active Leadership and Programming: A Continuum of Services of Support for Students, Staff and School/Communities through a School Psychologist's Lens

    John C. Lestino, MA, LPC

    Kyle Lawrence, Ed.S., NCSP

    Jillian Matysik, Ed.S 

    Kimberly Nizolek, Ed.S.

    PM Session Only

    Leadership is not an abstract term in the work of school psychologists. Services provided, especially from a continuum-of-services model, are in keeping with NASP, APA, and other services delivery paradigms [e.g., NJTSS] deliverable for all students. This workshop will build a psychological services model built around Dr. David Shriberg’s leadership model, developed from the book “Practicing Leadership Principles and Applications 4th Edition” paradigm. 

    Participants will learn through insightful perspectives and discussion around examining both traditional and contemporary approaches to leadership through a multidisciplinary, integrated, local and national lens; [e.g, N. Haslam/A. Fiske, Relational Models Theory and K. Polk’s, Matrix Model/ACT as theoretical models that support leadership, which will also be shared in the program]. 

    A panel discussion will follow a brief overview of leadership models. Panelists will discuss and share how they have impacted their settings as to the above constructs.

    The presentation will encourage participants to develop their own leadership styles by building on their personal strengths and talents, while exploring the different approaches to leadership through the lens of a school psychologists and working in school settings. There will be a commitment to share the importance of ethical and cultural considerations that delves into different aspects and applications of leadership from managerial to psychological to military constructs of leadership.  

    This session will help participants:  

    · Participants will find, embrace, and harness their leadership potential. 

    ·  Participants will understand consultation as means to extend leadership opportunities.

    · Participants will understand and be able to work with behavioral and academic concerns as to guide leadership and its impact for students, staff, parents and the community.

    John C. Lestino, MA, LPC, has been a practicing school psychologist for over 30 years. He is a two-time Past President for NJASP and has been honored as the NASP and NJASP school psychologist of the year. John is also the recipient of Rowan University’s award for Mental-Health and Service to Children and has received statewide and national recognition from NASP and NJASP in the areas of school-based mental health practices, violence prevention, advocacy and leadership, statewide programming in practicing PBIS in schools, and prevention and reduction programs and violence.  John has testified on IDEA reauthorization at the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C and has also worked with the New Jersey Department of Education and NJASP in the development of a MTSS/NJTSS model for a continuum of support.  John is currently an adjunct professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been supervising school psychology interns for over 20 years.  He has served as a Past-Delegate for NASP and NJASP and currently chairs the NJASP Professional Development Committee.  

    Kyle Lawrence, Ed.S.received his undergraduate degree from Saint Joseph's University in Psychology.  He then earned both his Master's and Educational Specialist degrees from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently works as a school psychologist at the Northern Burlington County Regional School District where he serves students ranging from 7th to 12th grade.

    Jillian Matysik, Ed.S.,is a school psychologist in the Audubon School District where she serves students from 3rd to 6th grade.  She received her master’s degree from Saint Joseph's University in Experimental Psychology and her educational specialist degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. 

    Kimberly Nizolek, Ed.S., is a school psychologist in the Highland Park School District and a doctoral student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School Psychology Psy.D. program.  She received her master’s and education specialist degrees from Rowan University.  Kimberly has seven years of mental health experience working in various roles at Carrier Clinic, a behavioral health facility, with a diverse range of clientele, including children, adolescents, and adults who suffer from severe mental illness. Kimberly is also the committee chair for the Conference Committee and a member of the Graduate and Undergraduate Student Organization for the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists (NJASP).

    WORKSHOP 6:  

    The Power of Systems Change to Improve Behavioral Health Services to Students

    Andria Amador, CAGS, NCSP

    This workshop is a half-day workshop running in the AM and PM

    See “AM Workshops” for description

    WORKSHOP 7:

    Executive Function in the Everyday Context:  The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention

    Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D.

    This workshop is a half-day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    See “AM Workshops” for description

    WORKSHOP 8:

    Dyslexia: How to Screen to Intervene

    Jaime Cifuentes Ed.S/NCSP

    Danielle Taylor, Psy.D.

    This workshop is a half-day workshop with the same session running in the AM and PM

    See “AM Workshops” for description

    For a printed copy of the Winter Conference brochure: NJASP 2018 Winter Conference.pdf

    • Friday, December 14, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn East Windsor, 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ 08520
    Register


    NJASP Annual Winter Conference 

       December 14, 2018 

       Holiday Inn East Windsor

       399 Monmouth Street   

       East Winsdor, NJ 08520

       (609) 448-7000

        

    Conference Target Audience:

    School psychologists working in schools or private practice within the state of New Jersey. Typical number of attendees at the winter conference is 200-300.

    For more information on this year's conference please see our website: Winter 2018 Conference

    Click here for a printable:  NJASP 2018 Winter Conference.pdf

    Booth Prices:  

    3’ x 6’ covered/skirted table $150 (includes continental breakfast and lunch for one representative)

    *Additional representatives for breakfast and lunch $60

    Exhibit Hours:

    7:15 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. 

    Setup 7:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M.

    Accommodations

    To reserve a hotel room at conference Rates please contact the
    Holiday Inn and be sure to mention that you are with NJASP. 

    Free Exhibitor Listing

    All attendees receive conference packets.  To be listed in the conference packet please complete the information form sent to in the registration confirmation email.  Spaces left blank will be considered intentional.  We reserve the right to edit your description.

    For more information e-mail Ruth Marino at: ruth.marino3@verizon.net  


    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

    The Kean meeting will be located in Room 215 (Reception Room), East Campus. 

    • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

    The Kean meeting will be located in Room 215 (Reception Room), East Campus.

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

    The Kean meeting will be located in Room 215 (Reception Room), East Campus. 

    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

    Meeting in Room 125A East Campus  

     

    • Thursday, June 06, 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • NJEA Building 180 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08067 & Kean University 215 North Avenue Hillside, NJ 07205

    Meeting in Room 125A East Campus  

Past events

Thursday, November 15, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting- CANCELED!!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 07, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018 NJASP Spring Conference 2018 - Exhibitor Registration
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Rescheduled!!! Southern Region Workshop - Creating a Prevention Oriented Environment to Promote Positive Behaviors
Thursday, April 12, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 08, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, January 11, 2018 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017
Friday, December 08, 2017 NJASP Winter Conference 2017 Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, November 16, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017 School Psychologist Central Networking
Thursday, October 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 05, 2017 NJASP Spring Conference 2017 - Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Open Board meeting- meet the board and find out more about the committees
Thursday, April 06, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Collaborative Assessment and Intervention:  A Practitioner’s Guide
Thursday, March 16, 2017 A discussion with Deborah Lynam on Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
Thursday, March 09, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - Open Board Meeting with Deborah Lynam to discuss Dyslexia Interventions in General Education
Thursday, February 09, 2017 CANCELLED - NJASP Executive Board Meeting - CANCELLED
Monday, February 06, 2017 Southern Region Networking meeting - PBSIS/RTI
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Diversity Committee - Working with Diverse Children and Families Concerned by the New Political Climate
Thursday, January 12, 2017 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Networking meeting - A Discussion with Caitlin Colandrea on I&RS & RTI
Friday, December 09, 2016 NJASP Winter Conference 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016 Exhibitor registration NJASP Winter Conferenece 2016
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Networking meeting - Early Childhood Assessment
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Diversity Committee
Thursday, November 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Networking meeting - Evaluations of School Psychologists - including developing SGOs
Thursday, October 13, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Networking meeting - Behavior and inclusion
Thursday, September 08, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 09, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 Canceled: Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Practices for Implementing High Quality Functional Behavioral Assessments
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Conference Workshop Follow-up for: Correlating Cognitive Assessment to Learning
Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016
Friday, May 06, 2016 NJASP Spring Conference 2016 Exhibtor
Thursday, April 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 17, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2016 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 04, 2015 NJASP Winter Conference 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, October 12, 2015 The Role of School Psychologists in Providing Services at Multiple Tiers of Student Support
Thursday, October 08, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Introduction to the Behavioral Assessment System for Children – 3rd Edition (BASC-3)
Thursday, September 10, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Professional Development Committee meeting
Friday, June 19, 2015 Woodbridge WISCV Workshop
Thursday, June 11, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 08, 2015 NJASP Spring Conference
Thursday, April 09, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 12, 2014 NJASP Winter Conference 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014 Central Region Workshop: Executive Functioning: Assessment, Intervention, and Consultation
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Update on ADHD: Causes, Developmental Course, Assessment, and Intervention
Friday, November 07, 2014 Second Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health
Thursday, November 06, 2014 A panel discussion on Dyslexia
Friday, October 24, 2014 Academic & Behavioral Issues the NJ School Psychologists are Encountering
Thursday, June 12, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, May 09, 2014 NJASP Spring Conference
Friday, May 02, 2014 The Behavioral Addictions
Friday, April 25, 2014 Southern Regional Workshop
Thursday, April 10, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, March 27, 2014 Central Regional Workshop
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 NJASP Northern Workshop
Friday, March 14, 2014 Temple University School Psychology Conference
Thursday, March 13, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Children's Services
Sunday, February 09, 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 06, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologist Committee Meetings
Thursday, February 06, 2014 Book Discussion: Reign of Error
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 NJEA Affiliated Groups Meeting
Thursday, January 09, 2014 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, December 06, 2013 NJASP Winter Conference 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Sunday, October 06, 2013 LDA NJ
Thursday, September 12, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, June 27, 2013 PREPaRE II
Thursday, June 13, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Montclair State University's Special Education Conference 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013 No Place for Hate Walk
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 GPR Government and Professional Relations
Thursday, April 18, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WRMT-III and WIAT-III Training with Dr. Jamie Whitaker
Thursday, March 14, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Monday, February 04, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Advocacy by Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Critical Skills by Beth Doll
Thursday, January 17, 2013 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on Future of School Psychology: Central Region Topic- Leadership by Jane Conoley
Thursday, November 29, 2012 Conference on the Future of School Psychology
Thursday, November 15, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Friday, October 26, 2012 Healing The Hurting Child The Necessary Dimension of Child-Centered Play Therapy
Monday, October 01, 2012 Committee Meetings NJASP Executive Board October
Thursday, September 20, 2012 New Jersey Association of School Psychologists Executive Board Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2012 Long Range Planning Meeting
Friday, December 09, 2011 NJASP Winter Conference
Thursday, November 17, 2011 NJASP Executive Board Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2011 School Psychology Awareness Week
Saturday, November 12, 2011 2nd NJASP Book Club in the North - Rescheduled Date
Thursday, November 10, 2011 NJEA Convention
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 NJASP Book Club in the North
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Book Club in the South
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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