Summer Institute 2017: Digging Deep into Social Justice

  • 07/12/2017
  • 07/14/2017
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point


  • Those eligible for early career membership and event registration are those who are eligible for certification as a school psychologist and are in the first or second year of practice.
  • Those eligible for early career membership and/or retired member event registration are those who are eligible for certification as a school psychologist and are in the first or second year of practice or those who retired and no longer working full time.

Registration is closed

School psychologists are often at the front lines of confronting the consequences of social injustices in our communities. As school psychologists at the table charged with advocating for the needs of our students, we face no shortage of challenges. We see subtle and insidious bias in our instruments, bias in discipline practices and implementation, and even bias in our placements and access to our desperately needed services. These biases can sometimes be unknown and difficult to identify within others and ourselves. While conversations about these issues can prove equally challenging, beginning to discuss these inequities in a safe environment is our only way to move forward with greater social justice for the students we seek to champion.  Join us for this special opportunity to come together and build our advocacy skills together.


We proudly welcome you to attend FASP’s Summer Institute at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida! As educators, we deserve to unwind from our day-to-day activities and reenergize for all the new school year may bring. Whether you invite your family and loved ones along to enjoy this summer escape or travel on your own and meet your FASP family upon arrival, we can hardly wait to learn and to refresh with you this summer!

"Great information and skill-building opportunities!" -Past attendee

Our aim is to be your premiere source for relevant and essential professional development that meets the needs of your daily practice. The theme for this year is Digging Deep into Social Justice. Our featured presenters will share their knowledge and expertise on cutting-edge topics in our field


Wednesday July 12th

  • Dr. Ralph "Gene" Cash - Ethical Standards and their applications 8:00 - 11:00am 3 CEUs
  • Dr. Sherrie Proctor - Social Justice in School Psychology Practice: Strategies for Increasing Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills 1:00 - 5:00pm 4 CEUs
Thursday July 13th
  • Dr. Byron McClure - Effective Social Emotional Learning Programs with Minority Students from High-Poverty Communities 1:00 - 5:00pm 4 CEUs 

Friday July 14th       

  • Dr. Christa Boske - Intersectionality and Serving Vulnerable Populations 8:30-12:30 4 CEUs

Total Possible CEUs = 15!

Last day to pre-register and SAVE with Early Registration rates is July 5, 2017.

"The people I meet and the tools I gain are invaluable to me as a practicing school psychologist." - Past attendee

Registration questions? Email

If you require accommodations, please let us know in advance. 

WAIT! Don't forget to book your summer escape to the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Spring, Florida.

Call 239-444-1234 or book online to make your room reservation. Reserve by Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to get the FASP rate of $154/night.

 Continuing Education: 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. 


Refund Policy: Written requests for refunds (less $10 processing fee) will be honored if received by the Registrar and postmarked no later than July 1, 2017. At any time, FASP members who registered and cannot attend may request a credit voucher redeemable, within one year, toward registration fees at future FASP events. 

If submitting payment by mail, please allow at least two weeks for processing.