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 NJASP

New Jersey Association of School Psychologists

Professional Development Committee Information

Committee Chairs:  

John Lestino and 

Dale Starcher

PDC Meetings are typically held at the NJEA building in Trenton.

Please email John Lestino for more information.


Professional Development and GPR committees model collaboration!

  • Development of practice resources on the role of the school psychologist
  • Participated in long range planning
  • Members presented at NJCIE conference
  • Meetings with the following state leaders to discuss issues affecting school psychologists including the identification of specific learning disabilities, social emotional learning, multi-disciplinary teams


Featured Professional Development Opportunities

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Resources for the NJ School Psychologist

"THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST IN... "

A series of practice resources devoted to the role of the school psychologist

Check out the first in a series of practice resources devoted to the role of the school psychologist.
The Role of the School Psychologist in Behavior Assessment and Consultation

Click here: NJASP Behavior Assessment and Consultation Document.pdf 

NJDOE SEL

ATTENTION NJASP MEMBERS

NJ STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PASSES WITH UNANIMOUS APPROVAL

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING COMPETENCIES 

NJASP/NJDOE Committee Participants;

 Barry Barbarasch, Debbie Keeney, 

Dale Starcher

SEE BELOW: 

NJ STATE BOARD SEL RESOLUTION

NJDOE SEL WEBSITE


Professional Development Opportunities

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development

Rutgers University is pleased to announce a two-day training that can lead to a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development.

  • Dates: Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th
  • Time: 8:30-3:30pm
  • Location: Douglass Campus Center, Meeting Room B, Rutgers University. 100 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

This training is offered through the Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools – a partnership of the College of Saint Elizabeth and Rutgers University’s Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) Lab.

This unique, non-credit program offers all educational staff, school mental health professionals and those working in afterschool programs the opportunity to: 

  • Acquire a foundation of knowledge and research about the relationship between academic achievement and SEL competencies
  • Learn how to build students’ social-emotional and character development (SECD) skills and mindsets
  • Develop skill in pedagogical strategies to integrate SECD principles into all aspects of teaching

Upon successful completion of the two-day training, participants will have the OPTION to complete an online, 18-week practicum to earn the SECD certificate. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements/costs. Registration is limited to 40 participants so don’t delay!

For additional details and registrationclick here




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