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Upcoming events

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

    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 sessions to include:

    • Welcome by OSPA President, Mary Sperling

    • Keynote by NASP President, Andrea Clyne 

    • What Makes the DAS-II NU Unique? presented by Kathleen Woodward, Ed.S., NCSP & Theo Miron, Psy.S., Pearson Assessments

    • 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

    Friday sessions to include: 

    • Mental and Behavioral Health through Equity-Centered MTSS presented by Andrea Clyne, NASP President

    • Transformative SEL in Oregon presented by Kristin Rush, M.S., NCSP, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)

    • Oregon's Bilingual Special Education Process Across Different Districts presented by Dr. Sandra Perez, Ph.D., Dr. Martha Villegas-GutiĆ©rrez, 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.

    • Update On New Education Legislation in Oregon presented by Mogan Allen, Coalition of Oregon School Administrators

    • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: School-Based Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations presented by Stephanie Kneedler, Ed.D., NCSP, Western Psychological Services (WPS)

    • Panel Discussion: Leadership in School Psychology presented by Mariana Rocha, Ph.D., NCSP, Multnomah Early Childhood Program

    Saturday sessions to include:

    • School Based TBI/Concussion Management Teams presented by Melaney Grenz, M.S., CCC-SLP, Center on Brain Injury and Training, University of Oregon

    • Best Practice for Creating Meaningful Inclusion Experiences for All Students presented by Venus Reeve, M.S.Ed. & Sandra Walk, Ed.S.

    • Advocacy 101 presented by Danielle N. Pappas, PhD, NCSP

    Full session details will be available in our program. Check back soon for more information.


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

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