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MSPA Cape and Islands, Ethics: A Real World Approach to Real World Challenges!

  • 07 Apr 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis. 35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA 02601
  • 36


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The many demands that confront contemporary school psychologists are constantly evolving, are increasingly complex, and can be incredibly challenging.  In an era of increasing accountability, the challenge of having “do more with less,” demands that we practice ethically, legally, and efficiently.  Increasing demands are further complicated by the emerging use of multiple forms of technology.  Simply stated, our personal and professional lives are intertwined with cell phones, email, messaging, storage/access of students’ electronic records…and even the ubiquitous blinking telephone!  In an effort to untangle conflicting demands and mandates, attendees will be offered a practical, “real world problem-solving” approach that is based on a series of real-life vignettes.  Attendees will be asked to thoughtfully explore feasible, realistic, problem-solving approaches to effectively and efficiently determine pragmatic courses of action.  Special attention will be given to the unique challenges of technology in our profession. 

This presentation will fulfill NASP’s 3-hour “ethics” training mandate for the renewal of the Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP) credential.


About the speaker:

Dr. Joan Struzziero is a nationally certified school psychologist who has taught in school psychology training programs for more years than she is willing to admit! She is currently a practitioner at Scituate High School in Scituate, MA, is on the faculty of UMASS-Boston’s Counseling and School Psychology department, and teaches a doctoral-level course in supervision at William James College. In her (non-existent) spare time, she is still searching for an interesting hobby in her ever-constant pursuit of avoiding all cooking and housework. She has served on ethics committees at the state and national levels for over twenty years. She has co-authored two books on supervision and has published and presented nationally and internationally. Her specific professional interests include supervision, crisis response, and ethics. Dr. Struzziero prides herself on helping to translate theory into practice in a way that is realistic and meaningful for practitioners, school systems, and students.

Checks or purchase orders payable to MSPA must be submitted by March 31st, 2017 to:

Gary Simpson

P.O. Box 1212

West Falmouth, MA 02574

Cash or check only day of the conference.

MSPA will award 4 PDPs for individuals who stay for the entire presentation.



For general inquiries, please contact


Massachusetts School Psychologists Association (MSPA)
1 Wells Avenue,  Suite 007.
Newton, MA 02459

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