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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    for Mental Health in partnership with Boston Public Schools and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is hosting an evening of discussion about the state of children s mental health in Massachusetts We will have a panel discussion involving a wide variety of community champions To register 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

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    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 there are still openings available See flier attached for registration information Supervision for the NCSP 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

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    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 members only content The members only section has news tools committee news and newsletters 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

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    you during the next school year You can access that system at this link http mspa wildapricot org If you have any difficulty please downloads these detailed instructions Directions for Renewing Your Membership Please be advised that if you include your email address you will be notified that membership has been confirmed It takes one month to process a new membership Also note that MSPA does not issue membership cards at this time Our year runs from July 1st to June 30th Officers terms run two full years Membership on Committees is at the discretion of the President The Benefits of MSPA Membership include Occasional Bulletins updating you on school psychology in Massachusetts and professional development opportunities electronically or via postal service MSPA Newsletter containing news about current activities of the organization recent research and innovative practices of local school psychologists The Newsletter is issued at least three times per year Licensing and Vendorship Lobbying which has made significant progress toward the passage of legislation for third party payment for licensed educational psychologists Continuing Professional Development which includes our annual spring conference a fall conference occasional co sponsored conferences and occasional regional workshops NCSP CEU s and PDP s are provided MSPA no longer offers APA credits Public Relations and Advocacy to inform your schools and superintendents of the services school psychologists provide in order to meet the mental health needs of children PR materials are available to members In addition MSPA seeks to promote the profession of school psychology within public policy educational and mental health circles as well as with the general public MSPA Members Listserve and Electronic Bulletin to keep every member informed of important issues for our profession and to update and remind members of the many professional development opportunities both in the state and in

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    system The school psychologist is equipped to deal with a wide range of problems which children parents teachers and administrators may face The school psychologist is committed to the development of the full potential of each child which requires an understanding of health issues adacemic difficulty behavioral adjustment social skills family stress systems concerns and community pressures The school psychologist is trained to help children staff and the school community in all areas of health and psychoeducational services School psychologists are involved in co teaching and collaboration they are interested and work toward prevention of health and learning problems they are expert in evaluation and assessment they are well trained in crisis intervention they provide individual and group counseling services and social skills training they use research to promote effective educational planning use data collection to evaluate programs and school psychologists provide parent and staff training on topics of specific interests or needs How can I access these services Massachusetts Department of Education licensed school psychologists are found primarily in school systems but also in private practice hospital settings and clinics They can be easily accessed with a phone call and an appointment The school psychologist s services are unique The discipline of school psychology is the only one among education related fields to prepare its professionals to understand and integrate a variety of relevant perspectives concerning children in schools The school psychologist uses a problem solving framework to advocate not only for children but for all who facilitate the growth and development of children within the school community 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

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    contact the major school psychology programs in Massachusetts all of whom have employment bulletin boards or subscribe to the major Massachusetts newspapers the Boston Globe bostonworks com and the Springfield Union NASP has an employment list and the Department of Education in Massachusetts has employment information on it s website Massachusetts Department of Education Job Placement Service can be accessed at http www doe mass edu mecc In order to post your resume login to https www4 doemass org to create an ELAR account You may then post your resume and take advantage of MECC s new features Globe subscription e mail circulation globe com back to top 8 Does MSPA have an annual conference MSPA has an annual conference in the spring each year and often has a second conference in the fall back to top 9 Are there training schools in Massachusetts There are several training schools in Massachusetts Northeastern University The CAGS Program in School Psychology prepares students to function as school psychologists in schools and related human service agencies This is a three year program which includes pre practicum practicum and internship experiences In addition students are required to complete a comprehensive examination A Master s Program in Applied Educational Psychology with Specialization in School Psychology contains the prerequisites for the CAGS Program in School Psychology http www allpsychologyschools com schools ID262 Tufts University The School Psychology Program is a three year 23 course program leading to a Masters of Arts and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology The Master of Arts degree requires completion of 12 courses as well as the 150 hour pre practicum experience The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study requires completion of 11 additional courses including the 600 hour practicum and the 1200 hour internship http ase tufts edu education University of Massachusetts Amherst The Ph D program in School Psychology is one of only three such doctoral programs in the New England region to be accredited by the American Psychology Association The Ph D and M Ed CAGS programs are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and the Massachusetts State Department of Education The Ph D program is 110 semester hour credit program and the M Ed CAGS program is a 64 semester hour credit program which typically takes 3 years including a 1 year internship http www umass edu education schoolpsychology University of Massachusetts Boston This program offers a CAGS credential Courses are available in the evenings and summers through the Department of Counseling and School Psychology http www umb edu academic programs graduate school psychology William James College This specialist program prepares graduates to become licensed school psychologists It consists of two years of coursework and a full year of internship for a total of 66 semester credits Students earn a Master of Arts in Professional Psychology after completing 30 or more credits and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study CAGS after completing the full program which culminates in a 1200 hour internship Applicants with a Master s degree in school psychology or a closely related field e g clinical psychology counseling special education may qualify for advanced standing In addition William James College provides training for a doctoral degree in school psychology http www mspp edu index asp action 34 what 34 type 0 Worcester State University Worcester The M Ed CAGS in School Psychology Program is an integrated 69 credit program of full time study leading to the M Ed and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies Specialist in School Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Child Counseling leading to an endorsement for credentialing as a Certified School Psychologist The CAGS is awarded upon successful completion of 69 credits combined planned program of study including full time practicum 600 hours and supervised full time internship total 1200 hours completion of an acceptable professional portfolio and successful performance on a comprehensive examination http worcester edu Graduate Shared 20Documents Cert CertSchoolPsychology aspx PageView Shared back to top 10 What are the options for doctoral programs Northeastern University UMass Amherst and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology each offer doctoral level programs in school psychology At the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology the Doctor of Psychology PSYD in School Psychology program prepares practitioners to assume leadership roles in the educational field with an emphasis on the delivery of mental health services in schools as well as development of advanced level practice skills The program is designed to enable practicing school psychologists to pursue doctoral level training while continuing to work in their school positions with a significant amount of the coursework offered in the late afternoons and evenings and during the summer months Through integrating curriculum with extensive field work students gain knowledge and practice skills in a variety of settings Instructors are experienced practitioners bringing a unique blend of real world experience and academic knowledge to the classroom The program features student centered teaching experience fostering leadership skills and collaboration For more information click here http www mspp edu academics degree programs school psyd default asp An interesting option to consider is a Concentration in Special Education and Disability Policy The U S Department of Education has funded the University of Massachusetts Boston s Public Policy Ph D Program the Leadership in Urban Schools Ed D Program and the Children s Hospital Institute for Community Inclusion to offer a concentration in leadership in special education and disability policy This doctoral concentration will target the very serious issues that plague urban systems as they struggle with education reform accountability systems and the worsening shortage of qualified special education leaders This concentration is designed for educational leaders in school based management or policy development to integrate current policy and practices across general education special education and community resources to build partnerships leverage resources and promote systems change As regular and special education attempt to come closer together and create seamless services for students with disabilities new and energetic leadership is sorely needed Graduates with a concentration

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    the MSPA Western MA Chapter August 29th 2015 With renewed energy and determination the MSPA West committee launched a well received program over the past school year that included a seminar series comprised of four workshops and a full day conference Members will be pleased to know that their western mass chapter has now become a more active part of the state organization and is working hard to build our membership and make programs more readily available in this area Over the past school year the seminar series was designed Read west Extending Positive Behavior Support to the Home for Behaviorally Vulnerable Youth August 29th 2014 This presentation by Dr Sarah A Fefer will be held from 4 7 at the Hadley Elementary School Library in Hadley Mass on April 28th Positive behavior support PBS is a framework for promoting positive behavior and reducing problem behavior for all students Students with challenging behaviors often benefit from teachers counselors and family members working together to develop strong function based intervention plans to implement and evaluate across settings This workshop will present the fundamental components of PBA and consultative strategies including Read 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

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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    strategy sin the morning In the afternoon participants will have three workshops from which to choose MSPA is offering exciting additions to the conference to include a Wine and Cheese Social on Thursday evening and a Casino Night Social on Friday MSPA Spring Conference Flyer 2015 Register at mspa wildapricot org 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

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