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1 School Psychology www.nasponline.org ©2011, National Association of School Psychologists Student Town Hall Meeting 2011 NASP Annual Convention San Francisco, California

2 2 Greetings from your Student Convention Co- chairs! Welcome to San Francisco! Things to do… places to eat… San Francisco welcome booth

3 3 Ice Breaker Goal: Find someone in the room that has the Bingo clue and get his or her signature »Materials: Bingo card at your table »Time: 10-min No multiple signatures All squares must be completed If you finish, yell bingo Three winners each get a $10.00 Starbucks gift card

4 4 Town Hall Speakers Mike Forcade, Chair, Convention Committee Wendy Finn, Director of Membership and Marketing Anna Peña, Co-chair, Student Development Workgroup Arlene Silva, Chair, Early Career Workgroup Margaret A. Sedor, NASP State Delegate, California

5 Surviving Convention Mike Forcade Chair, Convention Committee

6 6 Getting Organized One day down: If you did not do these things yesterday, do so when we leave this room! Review the program Learn the layout of the hotel in advanceHilton VS Nikko Find the important information spots and ask questions! »Convention Information and Student Information Booths There are over 50 workshops and 7 Documented Sessions (DS) that require an additional fee and may be filled Rooms vary in size and some sessions will fill quickly-Be early Have a Plan B session: realize that it is risky to leave a session after 15-mins with the expectation you will get into another

7 7 Managing Your Time Use sessions as the outline for later deeper learning. Wet your appetite for additional information or new applications. Exhibit Hall »Browse, meet famous people, see the latest books and intervention materials, participate in drawings, and get cool pens NASP Village in the Exhibit Hall »See NASP Publications, learn about how NASP works for the profession, and meet NASP Leaders Attend other events »Note that there are evening activities and some are free »Keynote, Student Outing, Awards Rec., Closing Party

8 8 Being Social Dont be intimidated by the legends you encountersay hello and tell them how much you appreciate their work Network with others Food and beveragesAsk the locals at the Convention Info Booth Get out and do stuffThe sights are free! Be safe: go out in groups at night and ask where it is safe to walk versus using transportation Sleep on the plane going home and have fun while you can Pencil Philadelphia into your calendar for next February Stay involved with NASP!

9 NASP Membership Wendy Finn Director of Membership and Marketing

10 10 The Benefits of Membership Stay Informed With the Latest News and Research Access Resources Vital to Your Success Share Ideas and Learn From Others Discounts that Save You Money

11 11 Stay Informed With the Latest News and Research Benefit from timely updates on the latest developments in the field: Communiqué (newspaper) School Psychology Review (Journal) School Psychology Forum (e-Journal) Legislative Alerts

12 12 Access Resources Vital to Your Success Gain access to reference materials and resources you need for professional success: Student Fact Sheets Publications Resource Library Career Center Handouts for Parents and Teachers

13 Share Ideas and Learn From Others Learn from respected experts and interact with your peers: Annual Convention and Summer Conferences Online Communities and Interest Groups

14 Discounts that Save You Money Being a NASP member saves you money on: Professional Liability Insurance Convention Registration and Workshops NCSP Application and Renewals Publications

15 Student Resources Anna Peña, NCSP Co-chair, Student Development Workgroup

16 16 Why Is It Important To Be A Student Member? Students represent the future of the profession In 2003, NASP had 21,703 members »4653 were students Representing 21% of the total membership As of January 18, NASP has a total membership of approximately 25,246 individuals »6764 are students Representing 27% of the total membership

17 Student Resources Just For You… 17

18 Fact Sheets 18 Making the Most of Your Convention Experience: A Guide For Students Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students Graduate Student Involvement in Mental Health Advocacy Specializing Within Your Training: Make the Most of Your Coursework, Electives, and Fieldwork Applying for the NCSP: Tips for Graduate Students »O»Over 20 fact sheets that have been developed just for students to address student interests and needs

19 Social Media 19

20 Research Awards, Grants, & Scholarships Graduate Student Research Grant » Two $1000 grants awarded yearly Grant Opportunities »Tiny Grants Up to $200 grants awarded yearly »Youth Empowerment Mini-Grants Up to five $500 grants awarded yearly NASP Minority Scholarship Program »At least one $5000 scholarship awarded yearly 20

21 Early Career Resources Arlene Silva, Ph.D., NCSP Chair, Early Career Workgroup

22 22 NASP Early Career Workgroup Established in 2009 to advocate for the needs of those in their first FIVE years of practice Develops and disseminates resources of interest to Early Career school psychology practitioners and faculty members Fosters the highest levels of professionalism and leadership within NASP

23 NASP Early Career Survey 81% of respondents indicated that NASP membership is very valuable or valuable Early Career members want more reference sheets with tips for on-the-job challenges (79%) Top areas in which members requested more resources in: »Social/emotional interventions (63%) »Behavioral interventions (56%) »Intervention planning (53%) »Addressing ethical or legal dilemmas (49%) 23

24 24 Early Career Resources and Benefits… Why is it important to be an early career member? Access to Early Career handouts/fact sheets Access to Early Career communities (coming soon!), blog, podcasts, and e-newsletter Access to Career Center Important to get involved and support your profession!

25 NASP Early Career Web Page 25

26 Essential Tools for Early Career School Psychologists THURSDAY from 9:30-10:50 a.m. Hilton Continental 5, Ballroom Level, Tower 3 Susan Jacob, Professor, Central Michigan University: Essential Tools for Ethical Decision Making Gene Cash, Director, School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center: Essential Tools for Social/Emotional Interventions in Schools Eric Rossen, NASP Director of Professional Development and Standards: State Credentialing for School and Independent Practice 26

27 NCSP Certification Margaret A. Sedor, NCSP NASP State Delegate, California

28 NCSP Certification Quiz… 1.What does the acronym NCSP represent? 2.Why is it important to become an NCSP? 3.Is the NCSP recognized across all states? 4.True or false, graduation from a NASP approved program is required for the NCSP? 5.Name four key requirements to qualify for NCSP certification? 6.What are the CPD requirements for NCSP Renewal? 28

29 29 Question 1: What does the acronym NCSP represent? Nationally Certified School Psychologist Question 2: Why is it important to become an NCSP? Recognized as meeting uniform national credentialing standards Benefit from credentialing reciprocity across states Maintain documented national CPD Support advocacy of profession Question 3: Is NCSP recognized across all states? The NCSP is currently recognized by 31 states. NCSP Certification

30 30 NCSP Certification Question 4: True or false, graduation from a NASP approved program is required for the NCSP? False Question 5: Name four key requirements to qualify for the NCSP certification? Qualification Standards: 2010 NASP Standards: Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services. Principles for Professional Ethics. Standards for Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists (effective Fall 2012) Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists (effective January 2015).

31 Key Requirements Continued… Program Requirements Completion of official school psychology program Completion of 60 graduate semester/90 quarter hrs At least 54 graduate semester/81 quarter hrs internship Internship Completion 1200-hrs (documented on transcript) Examination School Psychologist Praxis II Examination (code 10401) Passing score: 165 Must list NASP as a recipient of official copy of scores (R1549) 31

32 NCSP Certification Application Process: NASP Approved Program Complete application, submit by June 1 or December 1 Official transcripts (sealed) Application Fee Verification of Completion of SP Program Form Internship Verification Form Praxis II SP Examination score report-ETS directly to NASP 32

33 NCSP Certification Application Process: Non-NASP Approved Program All requirements for a NASP-Approved Program AND… Practica Verification Form Four Copies of Portfolio »Evidence of professional competency in all domains of professional practice »Syllabi for all courses »NCSP Case Study 33

34 NCSP Certification Question 6: What are the CPD requirements for NCSP Renewal? 75 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) To include 3 hours of ethics requirement To include 10 hours of CPD by NASP/APA approved providers NASP Certification Department: cert@naspweb.org 866-331-NASP 301-657-0270 34

35 Town Hall Raffle! Prize: Helping Children at Home and School III: Handouts for Families and Educators

36 Bingo Drop-Bucket Activity!

37 Overview of the Activity Game: »Get signatures/initials for squares on your bingo card »One signature/initial required for each square (no multiple signatures/initials) »Must complete all squares! When finished: »Write your name, phone number, and email on the back of your card. Winner will be notified via text message and/or email. »Drop your bingo card in the bucket at the Student Information Center 37

38 Tips and Suggestions… Remember… be RESPECTFUL! It is NOT okay to… »Intrude on other peoples conversations »Request signatures/initials from speakers 10-min before or after a presentation It IS okay to… »Request signatures/initials in the lobby and hallways »Smile, introduce yourself, and say thank you before leaving »Use Good Judgment and HAVE FUN! 38

39 Good Luck! Materials: Bingo card at the door as you leave today Deadline and Drawing: »Friday, 8:00 a.m. »Student Information Center Winner: $50.00 NASP Bucks! 39

40 For questions or concerns, contact : Wendy Finn, Director of Membership and Marketing Anna Peña, Co-chair, Student Development Workgroup Arlene Silva, Chair, Early Career Workgroup Margaret A. Sedor, NASP Delegate, CA Mike Forcade, Chair, Convention Committee


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