The Oregon School Psychologists Association
presents their 2018 fall conference

Wellness: Developing Healthy Bodies and Minds

October 11th – 13th
Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center – Bend, OR


Please join us in beautiful Bend, OR for exceptional professional development geared specifically towards school psychologists. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive 12 NASP approved CEUs. Topics will include autism, ethics, math interventions, self-care, and executive functioning just to name a few. A full conference schedule will be available soon. See below for tentative presentation schedule. Additional conference highlights include a reception and research poster session on Thursday evening, the OSPA annual business meeting during lunch on Friday afternoon, and a raffle to benefit a local organization that helps support student needs. Register soon to receive SALE pricing! Discounts available for volunteers. Click here to learn more.

Full Conference Non-Member Registration: $350.00
Full Conference Member Registration: $225.00
Full Conference Student Member Registration: $115.00
Partial registrations are also available. To register, click the appropriate button below. Member and student member pricing available to OSPA members with an active 2018-2019 membership. Click here to update your membership.

We are excited to be bringing the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) to our conference this fall. This is a full 2 day training that will run parallel with the Thursday and Friday of the conference. If you would like to participate in the ASIST training you will need to register for the ASIST Full Conference registration option. Your registration will include the full ASIST training (9:00-5:00 Thursday & Friday) as well as access to the conference Saturday morning. This training is limited to 15 registrations so register early to reserve your spot. To learn more about the ASIST training click here.

Click here to reserve your hotel room at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. OSPA has a discounted room rate for our conference attendees.

Click here to learn more about the presenters who will be at the conference.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Registration begins at 12:00 pm

1:30-3:00 pm
Unlock Potential: Prevention is Key (Keynote Address)
Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, President NASP

3:30-5:00 pm
Using Small Group Interventions to Unlock Student Potential
Lisa Kelly-Vance, PhD, President NASP

3:30-5:00 pm
Evaluating Anxiety Disorders and Depressive Disorders in Youth
Lore’K Garafola, MHS Education Assessment Consultant

8:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch included)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Part 1 (full day)
Pamela Vohnson, EdS & Deb Darmata, MS

Reception & Research Poster Session 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Friday, October 12, 2018

Registration begins at 7:30 am

9:00-10:30 am
Combating Educator Stress
Amy Yillik, EdD

9:00-10:30 am
Early Numeracy Development, Measurement, and Intervention
Kathryn Jaspers, PhD

10:45-12:15 pm
The ABCs of Autistic Behavior in the Classroom: Wellness at Work
Wendela Whitcomb Marsh, MA, BCBA, RSD

10:45-12:15 pm
Utilizing the SSIS SEL to Create a Multi-Tiered Support System that is Responsive to All Students
Kathleen M. Woodward, Ed.S., NCSP

1:45-3:15 pm
School-Based Threat Assessment: Developing Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment and Management Procedures
Shawna Rader Kelly, EdS, NCSP

1:45-5:00 pm
Effective Treatment for Executive/Regulatory Functioning Difficulties (3 hour session)
Steven Guy, PhD

3:30-5:00 pm
Perception: From Prison to
Noah Schultz

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – Part 2 (full day)
Pamela Vohnson, EdS & Deb Darmata, MS

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Registration begins at 7:30 am

9:00-10:30 am
Too Many Options, Too Little Time: Planning Effective Supervision Activities for Supervisees
Mathew Luehring, MA, BCBA, NCSP; Angela Whalen, PhD, NCSP; & Elena Diamond, PhD, NCSP

9:00-10:30 am
Updates From the Field: Dyslexia, Autism, Suicide Prevention, School Safety and More!

Justin Potts, MS, NCSP

10:45-12:15 pm
Ethical Implications in Advocating for Socially Just Discipline Policies
Megan Wattman-Turner, Cassidy Bibo, Emma Morgan, Lewis & Clark College; & Elena Diamond, PhD, NCSP

10:45-12:15 pm
How to Help Children Stay Healthy: The School Nurse, An Important Team Member in Creating A Healthy School Environment
Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, President, National Association of School Nurses

Conference concludes at 12:15 pm