2016 Statewide Conference
EVENT: NVASP 2016 FALL CONFERENCE
DATE: OCTOBER 22, 2016
TIME: 8:00am-4:00pm (6 NASP Approved Credits)
Dr. Randy Sprick
All audience members will attend Dr. Sprick's featured presentation. It will be the first presentation of the day and will go for 1.5 hours. The featured presentation will be on the following topic:
List of Breakout Session Speakers
John Alamodin, MSW, LSW, Community Outreach Training Coordinator
Southern Nevada Substance Use Disorders Training Project
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
Trainees will learn the information, tools, skills, and resources to identify and assist adolescents who are at risk of moderate or excessive use of alcohol and other drugs and whose substance use is causing or exacerbating poor health conditions. The primary intervention to be taught is Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). SBIRT is an intervention based on evidenced-based Motivational Interviewing strategies. Trainees will learn about universal screening for quickly assessing use and severity of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug use, misuse and abuse; brief motivational and awareness-raising intervention given to risky or problematic substance users; and referral to specialty care for adolescents with substance use disorders. The SBIRT interventions for adolescent alcohol and substance use is an empirically based, early detection tool that is intended to be fast and versatile. Adolescence is a period of rapid biological, psychological, and social development, and drug and alcohol misuse during this critical period poses substantial problems for the individual. The SBIRT model can be applied to identify and intervene with adolescents who are at-risk of developing substance use disorders and those adolescents whose substance use puts them at risk for injury or illness.
Mirae Fornander, Graduate Student
Kyleigh Sheldon, Graduate Student
Christopher Kearney, PhD, Chair and Professor
Department of Psychology, UNLV
School Refusal Behavior
School refusal behavior refers to difficulties remaining in classes for an entire day or difficulties attending school. This session will briefly cover characteristics, assessment, and multi-tiered interventions for problematic absenteeism, with time for questions and answers.
Shannon Crozier, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Director
Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, UNLV
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Diagnosis and Evidence Based Treatments
Participants will learn about the updated diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders and the best practice methods of conducting assessments. Participants will learn what constitutes evidence-based treatment, the national projects that evaluate and define treatment, and which treatments have the strongest evidence base in the field.
Andrew J. Freeman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology, UNLV
Mood Disorders in children: What can schools do?
While cases of mood disorders in children have been documented throughout written history; the modern, scientific study of mood disorders in children is only 60 years old. The knowledge base has increased exponentially since early work identifying depression in children in the early 1970s. The pace of scientific investigations of mood disorders in children continues to accelerate with the inclusion of bipolar disorders in the 1990s. Pubmed results for mood and children indicate more than 50,000 published scientific articles. Even for clinicians with a scientific bent, this is an overwhelming amount of primary sources to sift. The purpose of this talk is to distill the explosion of new data into concrete, actionable steps that a school can use immediately to aid children suffering from mood disorders. Topics to be covered include how to identify children with mood disorders, plan treatment, monitor treatment, and make appropriate accommodations for children with mood disorders. A special emphasis will be made on mood disorders in the context of the classroom and working with diverse children.
Attendees will learn:
a) How to identify children with mood disorders cost-efficiently and more accurately.
b) Methods for differential diagnosis and measuring response to treatment.
c) Potential, structured interventions for children with mood disorders.
d) School-specific learning accommodations that might be necessary for children with mood disorders.
Jacqueline Harris, M.A., Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Private Practice - Healing Solutions Counseling Center
Chair - Statewide Children's Behavioral Health Consortium
Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents
The presentation will focus on the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents. The following topics will be covered in the presentation:
a) Origins of Trauma (family, community & school)
b) Diagnosis of Trauma & PTSD per DSM5 (particular focus on changes to DSM5 regarding children)
c) Impact and Effects of Trauma
d) Impact of Trauma to the School Environment
e) Treatment of Trauma in Children
f) Engaging the Family
g) Community & Statewide Initiatives to Support Children
Ethics in Technology
Tim McIvor, NCSP, School Psychologist
President of NVASP, Founder of Schoolpsych.com - A resource for technology in school psychology
Ethics in Technology
This presentation discusses the NASP Principles for Professional Ethics (2010), and how it applies to technology. It will provide practical tips about utilizing various forms of technology in an ethical manner. Tutorials will demonstrate how to ensure the confidentiality of electronically stored documents through the use of encryption.
Valeria Gurr, Program Coordinator and Trainer
Prevent Child Abuse Nevada
Enough Abuse! Strategies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Enough Abuse! Educational curricula provide strategies for adults and communities to take primary responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse. This presentation addresses the following:
· The nature and scope of child sexual abuse
· Characteristics of men and women who abuse and how they differ
· Social messages, tactics of abusers, and attitude of adults that have allowed sexual abuse to thrive in our communities
· Behaviors that might indicate an adult poses a sexual risk to a child
· Specific "grooming" tactics that abusers use
· Specific prevention messages that adults need to convey to children and to youth
· How to handle disclosures from a child or youth victim
· Reporting suspected cases of child sexual abuse
Amanda Haboush-Deloye, Ph.D., Associate Director
Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy
Advocating for Children and Families
This training will provide an overview of advocacy techniques and strategies to help you make your policy issues a priority. This presentation will specifically include training on the legislative process in Nevada, review the differences between advocacy vs. lobbying, and techniques for effective advocacy.
Randy Sprick, Ph.D. (See above for more information)
Breakout 1: Behavioral Interventions for At-Risk Students
This session will explore how to involve and assist teachers to design and implement interventions for students with chronic behavioral or motivational problems. Participants will learn to design a "Problem Profile" on an individual student. Next, participants will learn how to select interventions that have a high probability of helping the student improve his/her behavior. Collaborating with teachers in designing and implementing interventions will be a major focus of this session.
Breakout 2: Coaching Classroom Management
Classroom Management: The CORE of RTI for Behavior
This session will examine what can be done to help teachers organize classrooms to reduce discipline problems and prompt responsible behavior from students. The research on effective classroom management is clear and consistent. The trick lies in getting staff to implement effective practice on a regular basis in their classrooms. This session will examine specific teacher behaviors that can be observed and quantified to assist teachers in setting goals and improving teacher’s ability to manage behavior and engage students in active learning.
$90- Members in Clark County School District (CCSD)
$70- Members outside of CCSD
$35- Student/retiree Member
Free- Student volunteers
On-Site Registration (10/22/16):
$120 Conference Fee (regardless of member profile). No lunch provided.
$30- 1-year membership
$15- 1 year student/retiree membership
Honey Baked Ham Sandwich Choices*
Ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a flaky croissant
Roasted Turkey Classic
Roasted Turkey Breast, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a baker's roll
Smoked Turkey Classic
Smoked Turkey Breast, Swiss cheese, lettuce, and tomato on a baker's roll
Sliced cucumber, green bell peppers, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, black olives, banana pepper rings, ranch dressing and balsamic vinaigrette on multigrain flatbread
*All sandwiches come with chips, cookie and sauce packets.
Responsibilities of NVASP
Click here to review the responsibilities and policies of NVASP for the 2016 Fall Conference such as the cancellation and refund policy and request for accommodations procedure.
The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa is less than two miles away from the location of the conference: West Career and Technical Academy.
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