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2023 Fall OSPA Conference

  • October 26, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • October 28, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • Oxford Hotel - Bend, 10 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97703

Registration

  • Friday only registration for OSPA members
  • Friday registration for attendees who are not a member of OSPA
  • Friday only registration for a student member of OSPA
  • Thursday - Saturday registration for OSPA members
  • Thursday - Saturday registration for attendees who are not a member of OSPA
  • Thursday - Saturday registration for student members of OSPA
  • Saturday only registration for OSPA members
  • Saturday only registration for attendees who are not members of OSPA
  • Saturday only registration for student members of OSPA
  • Thursday only registration for OSPA members
  • Thursday only registration for attendees who are not members of OSPA
  • Thursday only registration for student members of OSPA

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The Oregon School Psychologists Association presents

2023 Fall Conference

Advocacy in Action


October 26 - October 28, Bend, OR - the Oxford Hotel Bend

Please join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon for the 2023 fall OSPA conference. Conference session topics include bilingual evaluation, collaborative ASD evaluation, leadership in school psychology, collaborative behavior support, cognitive assessment and more. Keynote address by 2023-24 NASP President, Andrea Clyne.

Thursday registration begins at 12:00 noon, sessions will include:

  • Welcome by OSPA President, Mary Sperling, 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Keynote by NASP President, Andrea Clyne, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • What Makes the DAS-II NU Unique? presented by Kathleen Woodward, Ed.S., NCSP & Theo Miron, Psy.S., Pearson Assessments, Breakout session, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  • School Psychologists as Leaders in Behavior Support: Collaborating with Colleagues to Reach the "Toughest" Kids presented by Leah Benazzi, PhD, NCSP, Janice Fong, & Maria Iakovidis, University of Oregon, Breakout session, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Friday registration begins at 7:30 a.m., sessions will include: 

  • Championing Mental and Behavioral Health through Equity-Centered MTSS presented by Andrea Clyne, NASP President, Plenary session, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Transformative SEL in Oregon presented by Kristin Rush, M.S., NCSP, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), Plenary session, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

  • LUNCH, 11:45 - 1:45 p.m. (lunch is not included as part of the conference)

  • Oregon's Bilingual Special Education Process Across Different Districts presented by Dr. Sandra Perez, Ph.D., Dr. Martha Villegas-Gutiérrez, Ph.D., Priscilla Smith, M.S., NCSP, Rebecca Ponce, Ed.S., Antonieta Servin Spath, Ed.S., Elaine Hidalgo, M.A., Gloria Ortiz, Ed.S., & Adriana Torres, Ed.S., Breakout session, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

  • 2023 Legislative Session Review: Policy and Budget Update presented by Morgan Allen, Coalition of Oregon School Administrators, Breakout session, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: School-Based Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations presented by Stephanie Kneedler, Ed.D., NCSP, Western Psychological Services (WPS), Breakout session, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Panel Discussion: Leadership in School Psychology presented by Mariana Rocha, Ph.D., NCSP, Multnomah Early Childhood Program, Breakout session, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday registration begins at 7:30 a.m., sessions will include:

  • School Based TBI/Concussion Management Teams presented by Melaney Grenz, M.S., CCC-SLP, Center on Brain Injury and Training, University of Oregon, Breakout session, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Best Practice for Creating Meaningful Inclusion Experiences for All Students presented by Venus Reeve, M.S.Ed. & Sandra Walk, Ed.S., Breakout session, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Advocacy 101 presented by Danielle N. Pappas, PhD, NCSP, Plenary session, 10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more about our amazing presenters! 

Full session details will be available in our conference program. 

Please note that food will not be provided as part of the conference this year. An extra long lunch break on Friday has been provided to accommodate. 


The Oregon School Psychologists Association (OSPA) is a nonprofit professional association representing school psychologists in the state of Oregon.

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