Florida Association of School Psychologists 45th Annual Conference
It's that time of year again to add to our school psychology toolbox and network with colleagues from around the state. Escape your day-to-day routines by joining FASP at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate in Central Florida, October 24 – 27, 2018. This fantastic resort has many new amenities since FASP’s last visit including a new fantastic wave pool.
The theme for this year's annual conference is Regulate Yourself! The Science of
Cognition, Emotion & Behavior. The world renowned ADHD expert, Dr. Russell Barkley will give the keynote address, “The Second Attention Disorder: Sluggish Cognitive Tempo versus ADHD.” Dr. Marc Brackett, founding director of The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will provide the opening address, “Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Programs to Systemic Change.” We will have a second strand of the conference focusing on creating safe and supportive schools, fostering students’ mental health, and reducing school violence. A feature of the second strand is a Town Hall Meeting. We will have a number of panelists from different professions and victims/parents of the Parkland shooting who will offer their unique perspective on the issues impacting our nation's schools in the wake of the horrific school shootings that have occurred within the past two decades. As scientist-practitioners, school psychologists can access the growing body of research around topics that impact our professional practice through learning from experts in our field. The conference will provide you with an abundance of tools, ideas, interventions, and strategies to improve your practice outcomes.
New this year! Eat lunch while you hear about FASP’s activities at the General Business Meeting right before the keynote, all included in your conference registration fee. Plus, we have a very exciting line-up of featured presenters who will share their expertise on a variety of topics.
Wednesday/Thursday, included in your registration fee:
- Dr. Russell Barkley: In addition to the keynote, Dr. Barkley will present a conference
workshop on ADHD, Self-Regulation, Executive Functioning: Implications for
Treatment *(Thursday AM, 2 CEs) sponsored by FASP.
- Dr. Marc Brackett: is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional
Intelligence and an author of RULER (recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing
and regulating [emotions]). He will introduce and participate in a town hall session on
Preventing School Violence (Wednesday afternoon) as part of the annual conference.
- Dr Marilyn Monteiro: will offer two conference workshops on Individualizing Autism Evaluations and Sensory-Based Diagnosis. (Wednesday AM and PM, 3 CEs each) *sponsored by WPS*.
- Dr. Stephen Elliott: will offer a conference workshop, Creating a Multi-Tiered Social
Emotional Support System (SSIS) Responsive to All Students. (Thursday PM, 3 CEs) *Partially
sponsored by Pearson*.
- Dr. Sam Goldstein: will speak on Evaluating Risky Behaviors and Strengths in Students: Using the Risk Inventory and Strengths Evaluation (RISE). (Wednesday PM, 3 CEs) *Sponsored by WPS*.
- Dr. Richard Marshall: will present on Risk Assessment to Identify Students at Risk for
Violent Behavior (Wednesday AM, 3 CEs) *Sponsored by PAR*.
The following workshops will be offered on Friday:
- Dr. Marc Brackett will present a full-day workshop, Creating Emotionally Intelligent Schools Through a District Wide Approach to SEL (Friday AM and PM, 3 CEs each) sponsored by FASP
- Dr. Kevin McGrew will present on “CHC Theory Update: Running with Scissors” (Friday AM, 3 CEs) sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Dr. Sam Ortiz will present on “Evidence-based Evaluation of English Learners: A Contemporary Approach to Testing (Friday PM, 3 CE) sponsored by MHS.
The following add-on workshops for licensure renewal will be offered on Saturday:
- Dr. Gene Cash will present on Domestic Violence for licensure renewal.
- Dr. Rance Harbor will present on Medical Errors for licensure renewal
Don't forget to join us at our fun-filled social events:
Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening
FASP party with live DJ on Thursday evening
*If you require special ADA accommodations during the conference or workshops, please let us know in advance.
FASP Mentoring Program
Interested in becoming a mentor or being a mentee? Sign up during registration! This program comes in response to requests from our members.
FASP Children Services Fund, Inc.
The FASP CSFI needs your help! We will be holding a Silent Auction on Wednesday and Thursday. The primary purpose of the FASP CSFI fundraising projects is to provide emergency and planned grants at the request of school psychologists and other professionals throughout Florida. Through our collective efforts, more than 95% percent of all funds raised go directly to Florida’s students and families in need of assistance. Please bring items to donate and come ready to bid and donate. You can also donate during registration or directly at http://www.fasp.org/Liaison_Positions/CSFI.html. Thank you for helping Florida’s children!
We have a new volunteer policy to help the committee run the conference more smoothly. Volunteers pay full price registration. Upon completion of all service hours verified by the Volunteer Coordinator, the volunteer will receive a check (on-site) for the amount commensurate to the hours donated at the conference.
Students receive a 50% discount and regular members/practitioners receive 25% discount. Volunteers must complete two (2) CE sessions or three (3) hours at a table, CSFI auction, or data entry. *First come, fist served
Please note: Member registration options will appear upon selecting "Register" and entering your email address. The system will use your email to recognize membership status.
Early Career / Retired
Wednesday to Thursday
Wednesday to Friday
Reserve your room at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. The special FASP rate of $169.00 plus tax for a single/double room is available until 9/22/2018. This rate includes a waived resort fee that includes in-room Wi-Fi, transportation to Disney Parks, health club, recreational activities, complimentary self-parking and reduced valet parking ($24 plus tax) for overnight guests, and reduced flat-rate for day (only) parking at $10 for self-parking and $17 for valet for drive-in guests. Reserve online using this link https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate/meetings/2018-annual-florida-assoc-of-school-psychologists or call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) and mention FASP.
*Please note that rooms may sell out before the deadline. An early departure fee applies. Other online third-party promotional rates may NOT include the waived resort fee and other concessions negotiated by FASP on your behalf.
INFORMATION ABOUT CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEs)
FOR FASP WORKSHOPS
FASP is approved by the Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance to offer CEs toward licensure for continuing education offerings. CEs are available for Licensed School Psychologists and Licensed Psychologists (CE Provider #50-693); and Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (BAP-174). FASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. FASP maintains responsibility for the program (NASP Approved Provider #1029). As always, there will be strict adherence to sign-in and sign-out procedures to allow us to maintain our status as CE Providers.
FASP cannot offer inservice points for renewal of Florida certification for Certified School Psychologists or other educational specialists holding a professional certificate issued by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). However, many school districts have procedures to obtain inservice points toward renewal of FDOE certificates under their master inservice component. Participants should check with their school district’s certification officer to verify eligibility and procedures to earn inservice points for this workshop.
FASP has recently adopted the use of PayPal Payments to process credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments for membership, events, and any other transactions. To learn more about paying without a PayPal account, please visit https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/WAX_landing-outside. To learn more about available options for payment with PayPal, you can also visit their Help Center at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/home/
If you have a PayPal account, you will simply log in to PayPal to submit your payment. If you do not have a PayPal account, you simply click the link to pay with a debit or credit card and enter all of your payment information on a web page protected by PayPal.
Mail-in payments via personal check are also accepted. IF MAIL-IN OPTION IS PREFERRED, complete your registration by selecting your registration type, clicking next, and completing the form provided. After you click the "Confirm" button, your application will THEN be considered pending and you will see a link to an invoice. Print & mail with your check payment along with the invoice to Joan Kappus, FASP Treasurer, 2637 E Atlantic Blvd #365883 Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Email confirmation of your registration will be sent after receipt of check payment. Mail in payments may take 4 weeks to process.
Refunds for registration fees will be honored, if a written request or email is received by the Registrar postmarked at least seven (7) days before the event, less a $10.00 processing fee.
FASP members who make a written request to the Registrar are entitled to a fee credit for prepaid registration fees if they were unable to attend an event and had not requested a refund before the event. This fee credit will be provided via WildApricot from the FASP Registrar or Treasurer, redeemable within one (1) year toward registration fees at any future FASP event for which registration fees are charged. To redeem a credit, email the registrar when registering for the next event . The voucher may not be used to satisfy any other financial obligations of the member to FASP.