South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

Spring 2020 Workshops

  • 19 Mar 2020
  • 7:30 AM
  • 20 Mar 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort


  • 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.

 Hard copy of registration form: hard copy registration.docx

Winthrop credit: Register for Winthrop credit using this link:


2020 Spring Conference

March 19-20, 2020

Myrtle Beach Hilton

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

Rooms available at the

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort


Full-day Workshop

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  Full-day Workshop (1 1/2 hour break for lunch)


Friday, March 20, 2020

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

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

General Business Meeting

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM  Full-day Workshop (1 1/2 hour break for lunch)


                  Full-day Workshop  Thursday, March 19, 2020

The CBT of Success: Using Conceptualization and Targeted Interventions to Support Youth

This workshop will expose school-based providers to the use and application of cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) with children and adolescents.  The presenter will provide a review of using CBT with youth, with particular focus on its application in a school setting. Participants will obtain an understanding of common DSM-V diagnoses seen in children and adolescents, and how to use a CBT model to conceptualize cases and select evidence-based interventions. Participants will learn the foundational tenets of CBT, as well as obtain basic skills in case conceptualization, session structure, and specific CBT strategies to be used in a school setting.  The following learning objective will be met:

  1. Participants will be able to explain specific DSM-V diagnosis seen in youth.

  2. Participants will be able use CBT to formulate a specific case conceptualization.

  3. Participants will be able to use specific CBT programs and interventions based on case conceptualization.

  4. Participants will be able to implement CBT programs and interventions within a school setting.

About the Presenter

Ray W. Christner, Psy.D., NCSPis the CEO of Cognitive Health Solutions, LLC in Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Christner received his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), where he received specialized training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Dr. Christner is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist in Pennsylvania, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. He is renowned as an accomplished author, editor, and presenter. In addition to his own books, chapters, and articles, he is also coeditor of the book series, School-Based Practice in Action, which to date has 20 specific titles.  His book, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions In Educational Settings: A Handbook of Practice, Second Edition (with Drs. Rosemary B. Mennuti and Arthur Freeman), has been translated into several languages and is used internationally.  Dr. Christner served as the founding editor of School Psychology Forum: Research in Practice, a peer-reviewed journal for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).  In 2005, Dr. Christner was recognized for his work in the field of school psychology, as he was named, “Pennsylvania Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year.”

Full-Day Workshop  Friday, March 20, 2020

The Neuropsychology of Stress and Trauma:  How to Develop a “Trauma Informed” School

By Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP

This workshop will explore the neural underpinnings of stress, trauma, and emotional dysfunction in children and its relative impact upon learning.   Environmental deprivation, poverty, childhood abuse, witnessing violence, and parental neglect can impact both cognitive and social-emotional development in children.  There will be a discussion on five steps that schools can take to become “trauma-informed”, in order to better meet the diverse needs of all learners.   Schools can enhance emotional wellness through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment and screening techniques, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.  Targeted assessment strategies, specific classroom accommodations, and key coping strategies will be presented for at-risk students. 

(1).  Discuss the prevalence of trauma and stress for school aged children, as well as the various sources from which trauma can occur.

(2)  Explore key brain regions that are impacted when students experience trauma, and the subsequent effect on academic and social skills’ development.  

(3)  Review five essential steps toward the development of a “trauma informed” school.   

(4)  Review various trauma screening tools and specific assessment techniques in order to conduct a “trauma-informed” evaluation.   

(5) Discuss specific classroom accommodations along with school-wide interventions, and key coping strategies to induce a more positive school climate for all students. 

Workshop specifics coming soon

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