Past Events

DECEMBER 6, 2019 8:30 am - 3:30 pm @ SANTA CLARA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (Location udpate: San Jose Room)

Session 1 (8:30am - 11:30am)

  • Best Practices in Emotional Disturbance (ED) Evaluations, Eligibility Decisions & Educational Programming (Dr. Michael Slone with Dr. Bob Mulcahy)

Session 2 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

  • Best Practices in Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) (Dr. Michael Slone with ERMHS Experts Cathy Gomez & Hayley Giniger)

Location Address:

  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (Gilroy Room): 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

September 20, 2019 9:00 am - 3:15 pm @ SARATOGA HIGH SCHOOL (McAfee Center)

Session 1 (9:00am - 11:45am): Special Education Attorney Panel: What Every School Psychologist Wants to Ask and Needs to Know (Attorneys Eliza McArthur & Jan Tomsky)

  • Legal advice on child find, 504s, attendance issues, assessment practices, timelines, confidential records, discipline issues, report writing, and IEP meetings, documentation and delivery…and more!
  • Get answered those burning questions you’ve always wanted to ask!

Session 2 (12:45pm - 3:15pm): I’ve Tested, Now What? Best Practices, Tips and Examples for Providing Conclusions and Recommendations that Align to Assessment Findings and Assist IEP Teams (School Psychologists Dr. Michael Slone, Dr. Kevin Comartin & Jana Parker)

  • Report requirements and best practices for learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), Intellectual Disability, ADHD, Autism and ED
  • Concrete examples of applying assessment findings to conclusions and recommendations
  • Effective strategies for communicating conclusions and recommendations to parents and IEP teams

Location Address:

  • Saratoga High School - McAfee Center, 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

SCCASP Awards Luncheon - May 31, 2019 --- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ the wine cellar, 50 university ave, los gatos, ca 95030

End of the year luncheon where we recognized awardees for their contributions to the field of school psychology.

Location Address:

  • The Wne Cellar: Los Gatos, CA 95030

SCCASP WORKSHOP DAY 4 - march 18, 2019 --- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm @ Santa clara coe (Gilroy Room)

Best Practices in School Psychologist Assessments, Eligibility Recommendations and Report Writing with Dr. James Hiramoto

Session 1 (8:30am - 11:30am): Specific Learning Disability Assessment and Eligibility: Stuck with the Discrepancy Model but Want to Use PSW, Here's How! What you will walk away from this workshop knowing:

  • PSW is not all that different from what is required for the discrepancy model
  • How to define all 8 basic cognitive processing areas (yes, including cognitive conceptualization, association and expression, and where might orthographic processing fit in)
  • When to abandon trying to find a discrepancy between ability and achievement and how to do it appropriately
  • Analysis of complex cases/reports where there is something obviously wrong with the students' learning, but the discrepancy model and PSW for that matter aren't very helpful
  • Data-based decision making for determining SLD eligibility, including how to be Larry P compliant for students who are African American

Session 2 (12:30pm - 3:30pm): Defensible Intellectual Disability (ID) Identification and Recommendations! After attending this workshop school psychologists will be better able to:

  • Understand how ID is currently being defined by AAIDD, DSM-5 and in Special Education
  • The best practices for the assessment of ID, including authentic, developmental and alternative assessment procedures and examples of written reports
  • Make meaningful recommendations when a student cannot perform on a standardized test of intelligence, including how to be Larry P. compliant when assessing African American students
  • Make the case for (or against) Intellectual Disability with your data and report writing
  • Develop a relationship, assessment and presentation of information that is convincing to even skeptical parents and IEP teams

Location Address:

  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (Gilroy Room): 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

SCCASP WORKSHOP DAY 3 - december 7, 2018 --- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm @ Santa clara coe (Gilroy Room)

Session 1 (8:30 am - 11:30 am):

  • Attorney and Former Psychologist Carl Corbin: Special Education Mental Health Issues, Assessments and Services
  • Meets 3 hours of BBS requirement for Law & Ethics for LEPs

Session 2 (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm):

  • Attorney and Former Psychologist Carl Corbin: Legally Defensible Practices in Student Discipline -- including Manifestation Determinations
  • Meets 3 hours of BBS requirement for Law & Ethics for LEPs

Location Address:

  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (Gilroy Room): 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

SCCASP WORKSHOP DAY 2 - october 15, 2018 --- 8:30 am - 3:30 pm @ Homestead High School

Specific Learning Disability (SLD), Including Dyslexia, Assessment, Eligibility and Intervention from a School Neuropsychologist Perspective, Presented by Jana Parker, LEP, ABSNP

Session 1 (8:30 am - 11:30 am):

  • PASS Theory and CAS2/FAR/FAM administration and interpretation for determining SLD, including Dyslexia, and suggestions for intervention. The Discrepancy/Consistency Model for determining a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) will also be described and discussed.

Session 2 (12:30pm - 3:30pm):

  • Analyzing real case studies that utilize various assessment instruments and PSW methodologies for determining SLD, as well as how we use the assessment information and clinical judgement to recommend and guide practical interventions

Location Address:

  • Homestead High School (21370 Homestead Rd, Cupertino CA 95014)

SCCASP WORKSHOP day 1 - September 21, 2018 8:30 am --- 3:30 pm @ JCC Los Gatos

Session 1 (8:30am - 11:30am): Pearson Assessments and School Psych Panel Discussion/Q&A!

  • Pearson representatives present and demonstrate new and updated tests and rating scales, including ways to improve assessments and save time and costs with Q Interactive
  • School Psychologists Panel Discussion facilitated by SCCASP President Dr. Michael Slone, including Q & A (and tips & tricks!) related to the latest questions, trends, assessments, interventions and challenges in the field of school psychology.

Session 2 (12:30pm - 3:30pm): Dr. Steve Brock, Traumatic Stress and Trauma Informed Care

  • Former CASP and NASP President, Dr. Steve Brock, presenting what every school psychologist needs to know related to "Traumatic Stress and Trauma Informed Care: Responding to Acute and Complex Trauma, Including Suicide Intervention and Postvention."

Location Address:

  • JCC Los Gatos: 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

SCCASP SOCIAL EVENT - September 21, 2018 --- 3:30 Pm - 5:30 pm @ campo di bocce Los Gatos

SCCASP Beginning of the Year Social Event! Join us at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos after the workshop sessions end. If you weren't able to attend the workshop that's ok! We'd love to have you come join in at the end of the day social! Meet and socialize with other school psychologists at this fun event.