South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

Fall Conference 2017

  • 04 Oct 2017
  • 7:30 AM
  • 06 Oct 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Columbia Conference Center


  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • SCASP CEU - Non-Winthrop
  • Please complete and send the attached forms to Winthrop and send payment to Winthrop. Please indicate which days you are attending for Winthrop credit. If you would like to register for other days for SCASP CEU's, please complete a second online registration and send that payment to SCASP. Email with questions.

Registration is closed

Attached are Winthrop forms, a hard copy of the registration form should it be needed, and a schedule and description of mini-sessions

FALL Conference registration form.docx

Winthrop Application Fall 2017.pdf

SC Residency Form 2017.pdf

SCASP 2017 mini-session schedule.docx



SCASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  SCASP maintains responsibility for the program. 

October 4-6, 2017

Columbia Conference Center

169 Laurelhurst Avenue

Columbia, SC 29210

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Rooms available for $109/night

Hampton Inn Harbison

Group code ASP


Cutoff date September 13, 2017 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

          7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

         8:30 AM – 4:30 PM          Full-day Workshop

Thursday, October 5, 2017

         7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

         8:30 AM – 4:30 PM          Full-day Workshop

         6:30-9:00  50th anniversary celebration         

Friday, October 6, 2017

          7:30 AM – 8:30 AM         Snacks/Coffee and Registration

          8:30 AM – 9:00 AM         General Business Meeting

          9:15 AM – 10:00 AM        Keynote Address

        10:15 AM – 11:30 AM        Mini sessions

          11:30 AM – 1:00 PM         Lunch on your own

          1:00 PM – 4:00 PM         Mini sessions continued 

                       Full-Day Workshop

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dr. Carol Ronka

A Psychologist’s Role in Promoting Reading Literacy


1.    Participants will understand the philosophical background for teaching young children to read.

2.    Participants will understand the link between research and teaching activities/intervention.

3.    Participants will address specific needs of older/adolescent struggling readers.

4.    Participants will address various levels of assessment to determine the needs of children.

5.    Participants will address the role of cultural diversity in addressing the teaching of reading.

Dr. Carol Ronka received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. She has worked in the schools, in private practice and at the University level. She is a licensed psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. In Louisiana, Dr. Ronka served on many State committees for special education, reading/literacy, and assessment. She is a local trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers and Spelling (LETRS), a national trainer for the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), and a trainer for Amplify’s technology version of DIBELS.  Dr. Ronka is the former Director of the Louisiana Center for Dyslexia & Related Learning Disorders at Nicholls State University, held the rank of Associate Professor, and is Past-President of the Louisiana Branch of IDA.  Dr. Ronka presently is in private practice as a psychologist and educational consultant. In her work with Amplify, Dr. Ronka works directly with teachers and administrators to identify needs and analyze data in schools.  She provides ongoing consultation in connecting DIBELS data to instruction for struggling learners. She also supports districts across the country in implementing the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum and Burst intervention. NASP Domain 3

                  Full-Day Workshop

Thursday, October 5, 2017

*** Note- This workshop will be limited to 120 participants. On-site registration will be available only if there is space.

Child Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) through Center for Child and Family Health NASP Domain 4

There are many reasons for children and teens to have difficulties in the classroom. These include 1) exposure to trauma or other stressful life events; 2) developmental challenges, such as problems in language processing, and 3) mental health concerns like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. When any of these issues are present, learning is affected and children’s and teens’ ability to meet their full potential is undermined. Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE™) is a trauma-informed, field-initiated set of skills based on evidence-based parenting programs. CARE uses specific skills designed for all adults who interact or work with children and teens. Adapted for use in the school and classroom settings, CARE utilizes a set of specific skills designed to a) connect with children and teens in a positive way to improve social-emotional development and learning potential, b) increase compliance, and c) decrease mild to moderate problematic behaviors. CARE has been successfully implemented by thousands of adults in a variety of settings, including classrooms, across the country. This workshop provides an overview of the CARE training that can be effectively implemented in a classroom setting.


By the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify at least 2 reasons why use of CARE skills with children and teens may benefit those with a trauma history, learning difficulties, or other issues that impact learning. 2. List 3 ways to improve relationships with children and teens, including how to improve behaviors in children and teens in the school setting. 3. List at least 3 ways to improve instructions to increase compliance with directions. 4. Discuss how CARE skills can be implemented into the school setting.

Two CARE developers will co-facilitate a full day training for up to 120 attendees. The CARE training will inform participants of the components of CARE, identify strengths and challenges of using CARE skills, and allow for activities to create a more in depth understanding of the CARE model. Adult learning techniques will be used throughout the training.

Please note: attendees will not have adequate CARE training or skills to be able to implement a CARE program in their agency at the end of the workshop. If additional training is desired, they should contact Training Program Manager, Jackie Mroz, at for more information.

Fall Conference Sessions

Friday, October 7, 2017

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast Snacks/Coffee and Registration

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Business Meeting

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote

SCASP Past Presidents Reflection

MINISESSIONS:  10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  Minisession topics may include the following:

- Social Media/sexting

- Restorative Discipline

- Transition - Laura Elder

- Dyslexia research - Scott Decker

- NASP/SCASP connection

- Young practioners workshop

- poster session

- variety of topics from test publishers

** The exact listing of topics and schedule will announced closer to the event.


LUNCH ON OWN 11:30-1:00 



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