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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    Summarize the NASP APA and Canadian ethical principles Summarize the relationship between NASP and APA Ethical codes with legal standards related to school psychological practice Summarize the NASP and APA ethical principles as they relate to the following everyday practices assessment intervention counseling consultation supervision and SLD determination Summarize the NASP and APA ethical principles as they relate to research and technology Apply the NASP and APA ethical principles to examples of everyday practices associated with assessment intervention counseling consultation supervision and SLD determination Apply the NASP and APA ethical principles to examples reflecting culturally competent practices Apply the NASP and APA ethical principles to examples associated with research and technology When you register you will take the pretest as is required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education After completion of The Ethical Practitioner you will take a posttest and complete a course evaluation When that is submitted you will receive a certificate documenting completion for your records All of these instructions are explained in further detail on the MSPA Online Learning website For those who need CEUs and CEs This professional development online activity was approved by NASP The Ethical Practitioner can be used to renew the NCSP credential N B Completion of these courses does not guarantee ethical practice This is the responsibility of the individual school psychologist The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association assumes no responsibility for the practice of its members or persons taking these courses The Ethical Practitioner 10 hours REGISTRATION Thank you for considering MSPA Online Learning 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

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/the-ethical-practioner/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    members only content log in MENU JOIN MSPA RENEW 2014 SPRING CONFERENCE ONLINE COURSES MSPA NEWS PROF DEVELOPMENT MEMBER NEWS COMMITTEE NEWS MEETINGS TOOLS ARTICLES JOBS NASP MESSAGE ARTICLES LEGISLATION DDMs EVALUATION RUBRICS STUDENTS LINKS MSPA news development jobs nasp

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/childrens-mental-health-awareness/final-samhsa-event-invite/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    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 advertising space in the

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/supervision-for-the-ncsp/supervision-for-the-ncsp-2/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    MSPA member Yes No Message Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged 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 Ph D NCSP Co Assistant Treasurer Secretary Denise R Foley D Ed NCSP Immediate Past President Bob Babigian CAGS NCSP NASP Representative Wendy Price CAGS NCSP Resources contribute learn School Psychology Articles Legislation District Determined Measures Evaluation Rubrics School Psychology

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/contact-mspa/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    the use of data based decision making and by teaching social skills in the same way that academic subjects are taught For the second workshop attended by 38 participants Dr Whitcomb expanded on Dr Fefer s approach in the second workshop with the focus being more narrowly on the classroom environment Dr Whitcomb provided examples of several tools that have been successfully used to support teachers in the classroom Dr Whitcomb emphasized the importance of developing a system for problem solving in the classroom Dr Whitcomb brought examples from her years of experience working as a teacher and a clinician into a lively discussion with participants The classroom check up and motivational interviewing are some examples of tools and consultation methods that are being used to strengthen supports for students within the classroom It should also be noted that Dr Fefer and Dr Whitcomb are currently consulting and working with several school systems in Western Massachusetts As was previously mentioned Jason Mathison PsyD NCSP ABSNP was the featured guest speaker for the fall conference attended by 43 individuals Dr Mathison is a School Neuropsychologist and Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Virginia and has served on an expert panel at the National Institute of Mental Health Dr Mathison shared with participants his extensive background knowledge from the field of cognitive neuroscience and provided participants with knowledge pertaining to child and adolescent brain development as it relates to emotional and behavioral growth and development Dr Mathison provided participants with current research on typical and atypical brain development and activation as well as information on the role that neurotransmitters such as dopamine serotonin and epinephrine play in brain functioning Dr Mathison pointed out that the emotional responses and sensation seeking behaviors of early adolescence are often the result of greater reliance on limbic structures in the brain such as the amygdala There is also a poor connection and communication between prefrontal areas of the brain with limbic structures Dr Mathison also emphasized that that the pruning process that occurs within the brain in later adolescence allows for greater access to frontal lobe functions While Dr Mathison provided a summary of some of the research from cognitive neuroscience he also provided practical strategies that could be used in working with adolescents in the schools Dr Mathison emphasized specific strategies for improving executive functions An example of this was Dr Mathison s discussion of strategies to regulate impulses for younger children that includes practicing motor sequences providing feedback posting rules eliminating environmental triggers providing frequent rewards using calming strategies and energy release skills For older children or adolescents strategies to reduce impulsivity include the use of biofeedback increasing the power of rewards making tasks more enjoyable diet exercise and teaching delayed gratification Dr Mathison also recommended cognitive behavioral approaches for students that can help to reduce stress and anxiety Participants were also provided with numerous strategies that also could be used to address other areas of executive functioning such as weaknesses with working memory difficulties

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/mspa-west-ma-chapter-news/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    meeting space where UMASS professors shared their knowledge informing updating and generating discussion on Ethics in Learning Disability Determination Screening for Social and Emotional Well being and Risk in Schools Best Practices in Tier II Reading Instruction and Extending Positive Behavior Support to the Home for Behaviorally Vulnerable Youth The overall response from almost thirty professionals attending each workshop was very positive with expressed appreciation for cost accessibility CPD certificates refreshments as well as requests for more events in the western mass area In November Smith College was a perfect venue for a full day conference beginning with WISC V training followed by Common mis Understandings about RTI Although not everyone was able to take advantage of this conference due to unforeseen and delayed marketing forty four individuals including members non members and students did enjoy the informative and energetic presenters the comfortable surroundings and the great lunch provided by Smith College catering Thank you to everyone on the MSPA West Committee who worked together to make all the events of the 2014 2015 school year possible We are very excited about the programs we have planned for this year and as always we encourage your input If you are interested in becoming a part of this committee that meets monthly please contact us at mspawest gmail com 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

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/a-busy-year-for-the-mspa-western-ma-chapter/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    present the fundamental components of PBA and consultative strategies including how to support families in structuring their home environment to promote positive behaviors and ways for parents to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors We will discuss the importance of partnering with family members to improve their students behaviors in school and at home More information and online registration ALL 4 Western Mass Events Sept 23 Oct 28 March 24 and April 28 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

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/extending-positive-behavior-support-to-the-home-for-behaviorally-vulnerable-youth/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
    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 advertising space in

    Original URL path: http://www.mspa-online.com/mspa-spring-conference/mspa-spring-conference-flyer-2015/ (2016-04-26)
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