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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    address the challenges of providing school psychological services Clinical supervision is essential for ongoing development of the skills knowledge and professional behaviors that enable schools psychologists to function at a high level and to engage in independent practice Two groups are currently available Mondays at 5 or Thursdays at 5 Read NASP Look at the video about Dr Brock s opening remarks at this year s NASP convention which highlights MSPA s hard work April 1st 2015 https vimeo com 123233311 Dr Brock s Video News District Determined Measures DDM July 14th 2014 MSPA has created a page of District Determined Measures DDMs for school psychologists and school administrators to consider These involve the ways in which school psychologists can measure their impact on student achievement Review this page and if you have additional ideas please let us know and we will add to this list School psychologists have very different job responsibilities from district to district in Massachusetts so not all suggestions will be relevant for your needs District Determined Measures News Members Only Content June 24th 2014 Our members only section of the website must be accessed using your password If you have not received an email from MSPA with a new password please check the spam folder of your email especially if you use gmail The new members only section is not a separate website It is part of this main website When you are logged out you will see what the public sees When you are logged in you will see all of the public content plus the Read News Rubrics for Evaluating School Psychologists March 4th 2014 The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association recently developed rubrics for evaluating school psychologists We are proud to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has posted

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    to the services that school psychologists provide DESE personnel reviewed the rubric and determined that it complies with their requirements We anticipate that his resource will be useful and help you in your important work http www mspa online com rubric html District Determined Measures DDMs The new Massachusetts evaluation system additionally requires school employees to determine the impact that they have on students learning growth and achievement This must done through district determined measures or DDMs MSPA was concerned about how these measures might be determined given the differing roles that school psychologists fill in Massachusetts schools We therefore determined that perhaps a variety of measures might be useful for you and your teams to review as you determine which the suggested measures might best fit your district Again we hope that these suggestions will be helpful to you http www mspa online com district determined measures Please let us know if these resources are helpful THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION MSPA BY MEMBERS MSPA DOES NOT ENDORSE APPROVE OR CERTIFY SUCH INFORMATION NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY TIMELINESS OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF SUCH INFORMATION USE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND RELIANCE ON IT SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF ITS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY AND TIMELINESS REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PROCESS OR SERVICE BY TRADE NAME TRADEMARK SERVICE MARK MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION OR FAVORING BY MSPA MSPA Member member s only content log in Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association CONTACT MSPA Membership renewal season is underway MSPA President Andria Amador CAGS NCSP President Elect Jennifer Milia CAGS NCSP Vice President Kristine Camacho CAGS NCSP Treasurer Jill Snyder

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    on Bullying Prevention If you do not Read News Resources for Crisis Intervention December 17th 2012 Following the tragedy that occurred in Newtown Connecticut a list of resources available to mental health providers educators and parents for your use News MSPA President Honored at NASP in 2012 February 29th 2012 MSPA was well represented at the NASP 2012 Annual Convention in Philadelphia PA We were exceedingly proud of Andria Amadore who was honored for her professional excellence in school psychology and advocacy on behalf of the profession the children and the families in Massachusetts She is pictured with her family at the awards ceremony News MSPA is 50 Years Old December 16th 2011 The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association has received a citation from the Governor in recognition of our 50th Anniversary and in appreciation of MSPA a commitment to the emotional and psychological well being pf the students in the commonwealth You can download the citation by clicking here News Recognition of Massachusetts School Psychologists December 2nd 2011 Earlier this month Governor Patrick recognized school psychologists in Massachusetts Here Andria Amador Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Services displays the official proclamation from the Governor with Superintendent Johnson News Behavioral Health An act relative to safe and supportive schools October 12th 2011 Bill H 1962 An Act relative to safe and supportive schools Hearing with the Joint Committee on Education is scheduled for 10 25 11 SECTION 1 Chapter 69 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding after section 1N the following section Section 1O a The department of elementary and secondary education shall in consultation with the advisory commission established pursuant to this section maintain and update when necessary the behavioral health and public schools Read News Disaster Resources for School Psychologists June 27th 2011 NASP has resources for school psychologists helping students and families who have experienced disasters Two publications are particularly useful Responding to Natural Disaster Helping Children and Families Information for School Crisis Teams Helping Children after a Natural Disaster Information for Parents and Teachers Both is these resources are available on the NASP website News MSPA ListServe for Members March 3rd 2011 Members please see the MSPA Members Only website for an important announcement regarding the ListServe The Board has published regulations for use of the Listserve along with a set of questions and answers These can be found on the front page of the Members Only website and also on the policy page of the Members Only website News Historic APAs Model Act for State Licensure February 22nd 2010 On February 20 2010 the APA Council of Representatives voted to retain the right of both specialist and doctoral level school psychologists credentialed by State Education Agencies to use the title school psychologist The impressive work of Division 16 was able to successfully negotiate language that indicates that State Education Agencies credential and title practitioners who work in schools and nothing in the act would prevent relevant

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    independent practice Two groups are currently available Mondays at 5 or Thursdays at 5 Read Professional Development Group Supervision Opportunity for the NCSP January 8th 2016 William James College offers group supervision for practicing school psychologists Clinical supervision promotes reflective practice supports ongoing professional development affords consultation on legal and ethical issues and helps practitioners effectively address the challenges of providing school psychological services Clinical supervision is essential for ongoing development of the skills knowledge and professional behaviors that enable schools psychologists to function at a high level and to engage in independent practice Two groups are currently available Mondays at 5 or Thursdays at 5 and there are Read Professional Development MSPA Spring Conference January 4th 2016 The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association 2016 Spring Conference will take place on Friday May 13th at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center The theme Supporting Student Behavior at School Strategies that Work will focus on simple evidence based strategies that will help learners of differing abilities be successful in the classroom Dr Laura Riffle will present her strategy sin the morning In the afternoon participants will have three workshops from which to choose MSPA is offering exciting additions to the Read mspa wildapricot org Professional Development Assessment of English Language Learners February 1st 2015 The Maine Association of School Psychologists is co sponsoring a conference March 12 2015 in Westbrook Maine The presenter is Samuel O Ortiz Ph D who will present Assessment of English Language Learners Evidence based Evaluations and Best Practice The conference will be held at the Westbrook Performing arts Center from 9 a m to 4 p m Samuel Ortiz Workshoppdf Professional Development New Member Service January 22nd 2015 MSPA board members will provide two hour professional development sessions at your school at a reduced cost These

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    MSPA READ MORE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION MSPA BY MEMBERS MSPA DOES NOT ENDORSE APPROVE OR CERTIFY SUCH INFORMATION NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY TIMELINESS OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF SUCH INFORMATION USE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND RELIANCE ON IT SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF ITS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY AND TIMELINESS REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PROCESS OR SERVICE BY TRADE NAME TRADEMARK SERVICE MARK MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION OR FAVORING BY MSPA MSPA Member members only content log in Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association CONTACT MSPA Membership renewal season is underway 1 Join MSPA 2 Renew 3 MSPA 2015 Fall Conference 4 District Determined Measures 5 Register for an online course earn 10 cpd credits at home NASP Notes with nasp representative wendy price read The MSPA board is pleased to share professional development opportunities that are provided by the Massachusetts training schools and by school psychology associations It is not our policy to advertise events for other groups MSPA does offer groups the opportunity to purchase

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    MSPA BY MEMBERS MSPA DOES NOT ENDORSE APPROVE OR CERTIFY SUCH INFORMATION NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY TIMELINESS OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF SUCH INFORMATION USE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND RELIANCE ON IT SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF ITS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY AND TIMELINESS REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PROCESS OR SERVICE BY TRADE NAME TRADEMARK SERVICE MARK MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION OR FAVORING BY MSPA MSPA Member members only content log in Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association CONTACT MSPA Please consider joining one of MSPA s committees Your participation will make MSPA stronger Children s Services and Advocacy Committee Continuing Professional Training and Development Committee Education Committee Employment Committee Ethics Professional Standards and Credentialing Committee Government Relations Executive Branch Committee Legislation Committee Membership Committee Mental Health Committee Minority Affairs Committee Nominations Committee Private Practice and Insurance Committee Program Committee Public Relations Committee Publications Committee Records and Archives Committee Research Committee Technology Committee The MSPA board is pleased to share professional development opportunities that are provided by the Massachusetts training schools and by school psychology associations It is

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    member of MSPA READ MORE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION MSPA BY MEMBERS MSPA DOES NOT ENDORSE APPROVE OR CERTIFY SUCH INFORMATION NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY TIMELINESS OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF SUCH INFORMATION USE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND RELIANCE ON IT SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF ITS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY AND TIMELINESS REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PROCESS OR SERVICE BY TRADE NAME TRADEMARK SERVICE MARK MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION OR FAVORING BY MSPA MSPA Member members only content log in Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association CONTACT MSPA Membership renewal season is underway 1 Join MSPA 2 Renew 3 MSPA 2015 Fall Conference 4 District Determined Measures 5 Register for an online course earn 10 cpd credits at home NASP Notes with nasp representative wendy price read The MSPA board is pleased to share professional development opportunities that are provided by the Massachusetts training schools and by school psychology associations It is not our policy to advertise events for other groups MSPA does offer groups the opportunity

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    member of MSPA READ MORE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION MSPA BY MEMBERS MSPA DOES NOT ENDORSE APPROVE OR CERTIFY SUCH INFORMATION NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY TIMELINESS OR CORRECT SEQUENCING OF SUCH INFORMATION USE OF SUCH INFORMATION IS VOLUNTARY AND RELIANCE ON IT SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN AFTER AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF ITS ACCURACY COMPLETENESS EFFICACY AND TIMELINESS REFERENCE HEREIN TO ANY SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL PRODUCT PROCESS OR SERVICE BY TRADE NAME TRADEMARK SERVICE MARK MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION OR FAVORING BY MSPA MSPA Member members only content log in Welcome to the online home of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association CONTACT MSPA Membership renewal season is underway 1 Join MSPA 2 Renew 3 MSPA 2015 Fall Conference 4 District Determined Measures 5 Register for an online course earn 10 cpd credits at home NASP Notes with nasp representative wendy price read The MSPA board is pleased to share professional development opportunities that are provided by the Massachusetts training schools and by school psychology associations It is not our policy to advertise events for other groups MSPA does offer groups the opportunity

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