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MSPA Conferences are full-day (6 PDP) professional learning events. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch & snacks. 

Pizza & PD

Pizza & PD was developed to provide MSPA Members with low cost professional learning opportunities at convenient times throughout the year. 

Regional

MSPA provides professional learning opportunities at different locations though out the state, including Western MA and the Cape

Online

MSPA also provides online learning opportunities accessible to anyone with a computer. 

Upcoming Events

    • 24 Oct 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 25 Oct 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Four Points Sheraton, Norwood (1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062)


    It's Better Together: MSPA 2024 Fall Conference

    Uniting School Psychologists for Students, Families, & School Communities

    **Registration Not Yet Open**

    MSPA is proud to announce our  two day conference on October 24th & 25th at the Sheraton Four Points in Norwood. The title this year, It’s Better Together!, highlights our interest in providing a place where school psychologists across the commonwealth come together for learning and connection.  

    We have 20+ sessions planned for this year. In addition, there will be a special strand for supervisors. 

    Registration will open in July.

    If you have any questions about registering or about the conference itself, please contact Mary Cohen, mspaconference@gmail.com

    Hotel

    Contact Four Points Sheraton, Norwood (781-769-7900) directly to book rooms at conference rate. 

    Payment Information

    Payment by credit card: Credit cards can be processed through the registration process on this event page.

    Payment by personal check:  Complete the registration form, print invoice, and mail check (with invoice) made out to MSPA at least one week PRIOR to the event:

    Payment by district-funded purchase order:  Complete registration, print or save invoice, share invoice with your district, and have district e/mail purchase order at least one week PRIOR to the event. Please note that the discounted group rates (3+) are per-person, and require that at least one participant be a MSPA member. 

    MSPA

    C/O Dana Engle, Treasurer

    10 Emerson Place, Apartment 10B

    Boston, MA 02114

    Please contact Dana Engle, Treasurer with any questions about Purchase Orders: 

     dana.a.engle@gmail.com

    Please note, MSPA charges a $75 cancellation fee for cancellations received less than seven days prior to the conference.


    Continuing Education Policy

    The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer contact hours. The DESE requires the completion of a pre-test, which will be sent to participants via email in the week prior to the conference. A post-test is also required and will be given at the end of the workshop. Participants must attend the ENTIRE CONFERENCE and satisfy state regulations in order to receive contact hours. Each participant is responsible for knowing and meeting the DESE licensure requirements.

    CE HOURS: The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. In keeping with NASP requirements, these are awarded in contact hours only. CE hours will be awarded at the close of the workshop. MSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Arriving more than 15 minutes late or failing to stay for the entire program will result in the inability to obtain a PD certificate. Certificates will only be distributed at the conclusion of the program to individuals who have arranged for payment.

Past Events

03 May 2024 What's new in Autism? Guidelines for Assessment and Affirming Neurodiversity
25 Jan 2024 Learn about the New MA IEP!
11 Jan 2024 Becoming a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)
26 Oct 2023 Let's Get Practical: MSPA 2023 Fall Conference
28 Apr 2023 Addressing Student Mental Health: Mental Health, Behavior Screening, and Support Planning
20 Oct 2022 Elevating Equity: MSPA Fall Conference
11 Apr 2022 Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Implications for Assessment and Intervention
06 Apr 2022 Narrative Therapy: Tier 2 and 3
30 Mar 2022 Unpacking the DESE Guidelines - What is happening at the state level and how it impacts district and school practice.
16 Mar 2022 Identifying Dyslexia in the Context of Public Schools: Screening, Diagnostics, & Remediation
21 Oct 2021 WIAT-4
04 May 2021 Celiac Disease in Learning Environments: A Training for School-Based Psychologists Who Support Children with Celiac Disease
16 Apr 2021 Smart but Scattered (Part 2): A Student-Centered Approach to Designing Interventions for Students with Executive Skill Challenges
09 Apr 2021 Smart but Scattered (Part 1): Assessing Executive Skills in Children and Adults
05 Mar 2021 Expanding Your Practice Through the Use of the NASP Practice Model
24 Feb 2021 Promoting Healthy Technology Habits
26 Jan 2021 Advocacy and Legislative Action
11 Dec 2020 Ethics and Eligibility
08 Dec 2020 Multilingual School Psychologist Meet-Up
05 Nov 2020 WIAT-4
20 Oct 2020 NASP President Happy Hour
22 Sep 2020 School Psychologist Fall PLC
15 Jul 2020 School Psychologist Fall Return PLC
02 Jun 2020 The School Psychologist's Role in Preparing for Re-entry
01 May 2020 CANCELED - MSPA Cape & Islands Presents: Concussion for School-Based Professionals and Consultants
21 Apr 2020 Going Virtual! School Psychology during Remote Learning
09 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: Smart but Scattered: Improving Executive Skills to Promote School Success
06 Feb 2020 Pizza and PD: The School Psychologist’s Toolkit for Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools
04 Dec 2019 Pizza and PD: Reading, The Brain and Assessment: A Systemic Approach to Powerful Reading Instruction
14 Nov 2019 Let it ROLE: The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Practice Model"
24 May 2019 MSPA Cape and Island Presents: Anxious at School? Practical CBT Strategies and Case Consultation with Dr. Jessica Stewart, Psy.D
10 May 2019 MSPA Spring Casino Night 2019
10 May 2019 Massachusetts School Psychologists Association Spring 2019 Conference: Reflection & Practice; Race, Language, & Gender
30 Apr 2019 Western MA Chapter Spring Celebration
05 Apr 2019 MSPA Western MA Chapter Spring Conference 2019: Struggling Learners: Tier Two Strategies Specifically for ADHD, LD, ODD, and ASD
12 Mar 2019 MSPA Mock Interviews
04 Mar 2019 Rapid Interactive screening Test for Autism (RITA-T) in Toddlers
16 Nov 2018 MSPA Student Social
15 Nov 2018 CANCELLED: MSPA Western MA Chapter Fall Conference 2018: Struggling Learners: Tier Two Strategies Specifically for ADHD, LD, ODD, and ASD
02 Nov 2018 MSPA Fall Conference Creating a Multi-Tiered Social Emotional Support System Responsive to All Students
28 Sep 2018 MSPA Cape and Island Presents: Using standardized assessment tools to evaluate Autism Spectrum Disorder
11 May 2018 MSPA Casino Night
11 May 2018 MSPA Spring Conference: Interventions to Support the Whole Child
06 Apr 2018 MSPA Western MA Chapter Spring Conference 2018: Social Emotional Assessment and Learning - Supporting Individual and School Wide Efforts
15 Mar 2018 The Refugee/Immigrant Experience
05 Mar 2018 Using Standardized Assessment Tools to Evaluate Autism Spectrum Disorder
09 Jan 2018 Mock Interviews
12 Dec 2017 MSPA Western MA Holiday Get Together
16 Nov 2017 MSPA Western MA Chapter Fall Conference 2017: Working with Students with Autism in Schools
27 Oct 2017 MSPA Fall Conference 2017: Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-5 and WIAT-3/ LD Identification, Legally Defensible Reports & Expert Testimony for the Savvy School Psychologist
12 May 2017 MSPA Student Spring Social Event
12 May 2017 MSPA Spring Conference: Education as a Civil Right for All: Implications for Professional Practice
25 Apr 2017 PBIS and SEL: Addressing Complex Group and Individual Student Issues at Tiers 2 and 3 (Western MA Workshop Series - #4)
20 Apr 2017 MSPA Statehouse Visit
11 Apr 2017 Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA) Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
07 Apr 2017 MSPA Cape and Islands, Ethics: A Real World Approach to Real World Challenges!
28 Mar 2017 PBIS and SEL: Addressing Systems Level Implementation and Tier 1 Issues (Western MA Workshop Series - #3)
21 Mar 2017 MSPA PIZZA AND PD: Understanding and Supporting Gender Diversity in School
10 Jan 2017 Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA) Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
10 Jan 2017 MSPA Event: Mock Job Interviews
18 Nov 2016 MSPA Cape and Islands Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-V & WIAT-III LD Identification
18 Nov 2016 Cross-Battery Assessment, SLD Determination, and the Assessment-Intervention Connection
08 Nov 2016 MSPA Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
28 Oct 2016 MSPA FALL CONFERENCE: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: A Toolbox of Practical Techniques
25 Oct 2016 Proactive Efforts to Reduce the Stress of Ethical Decision-Making In Practice (Western MA Workshop Series - #2)
06 Oct 2016 PIZZA and PD: Executive Function in the Everyday Context: The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention
27 Sep 2016 Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-5 and WIAT-3/ LD Identification (Western MA Workshop Series - #1)
13 May 2016 MSPA Casino Night
13 May 2016 Supporting Student Behavior at School: Strategies that Work
12 May 2016 Wine and Cheese Social and Book Talk
26 Apr 2016 MSPA-West MA Workshop IV: Tier 3 - Supporting Individual Students (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
22 Mar 2016 MSPA-West MA Workshop III: Tier 2 - Check-In/Check-Out and Small Group Support (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
06 Nov 2015 MSPA-West MA Fall Conference: Executive Functioning Interventions for a Changing Child and Adolescent Brain
20 Oct 2015 MSPA-West MA Workshop II: Tier 1 -Classroom Support (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
09 Oct 2015 Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Problems and Risk with the BASC-3
22 Sep 2015 MSPA-West MA Workshop I: Tier 1 - School Wide Support Overview (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
15 May 2015 MSPA Spring Conference: The Woodcock-Johnson IV
14 May 2015 MSPA Wine and Cheese Social, Student Presentations, Gallery Walk, and Book Talk
28 Apr 2015 Extending Positive Behavior Support to the Home for Behaviorally Vulnerable Youth
24 Mar 2015 Best Practices in Tier II Reading Instruction

Additional Opportunities

Active MSPA Members can attend conferences sponsored by State School Psychologist Associations across the North East Region for the member rate (without joining).

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