South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.



Upcoming events

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 AM
    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites Greystone Columbia

    Note: This is a tentative schedule.  More details will follow as arrangements are finalized. 

    Winthrop registration forms: To be posted soon



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

    October 13-15,2021

    Embassy Suites

    Greystone Blvd. Columbia

    Register early and save!

    Hotel: Embassy Suites

    Rate $139 per night 


    Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Virtual or In person

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

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

    "A strength-based approach to helping every student succeed"  Dr. William Blake

    The purpose of this presentation is to help participants develop the knowledge, mindsets, and skills needed to...

    • Recognize how every child might reach their potential by creating the right conditions for success.
    • Examine and reflect on how you will help every student to succeed.
    • Avoid equity detours.
    • Understand how disproportionality shows up in schools and how you might reduce disproportionate outcomes
    • Identify practices that can provide equitable learning environments in schools
    Dr. William Blake currently serves at the Director of Social Emotional Learning for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). In this role, Dr. Blake ensure systems and structures are in place to support the development of the whole child. Over the span of 13 years in urban education, Dr. Blake has served as a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal. Dr. Blake believes educators must strategically focus on closing the access gap for students furthest from opportunity, which is why he is dedicated to using social emotional learning in the district, as a lever to create equitable outcomes for students, especially, for students of color. Dr. Blake earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University. He later attended Trinity University to earn his Master’s in Curriculum in Instruction. Lastly, he earned his Doctorate Degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Blake is a devoted member Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

    Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Virtual or In person

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

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

    "Seeing the Big picture: SEL integrated throughout the MTSS Framework", Michelle Malvey and Judith Norman, Synergetic Education Institute

    1. Participants will explore the intersections of SEL and PBIS within the MTSS framework
    2. Participants will be able to identify their role in SEL implementation. 
    3. Participants will develop teaming and advocacy skills for ensuring that students’ academic, behavioral, social-emotional and mental health needs are met.

    Michelle Malvey, ED.S., is a recently retired elementary principal from Loveland Colorado. She has 33 years of educational experience including administration, teaching, District RtI Coordinator and school psychologist working at the elementary, middle and high school levels.   Michelle has presented on many topics at the local, state and national level including SEL, MTSS, Trauma-Informed Schools, discipline through a mental health lens, and advocating for children, youth and families.  Michelle has served in a variety of roles with her state school psychology organization (CSSP) as well as serving as a delegate, delegate representative, Assistance to States chairperson and currently as a member of the NASP membership committee.  Michelle received her B.S. in Education (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987), her M.A. in Educational Psychology (UN-L, 1989), her Ed.S. in School Psychology (UN-L, 1993) and her school administrative licensure (Colorado State University, 2011). 

    Judith Norman, MA, MS, LPC, RPT-S is Licensed as both a Professional and School Counselor, having worked in education for over 20 years. Judith is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and is also Certified as a Synergetic Play Therapist Supervisor, and in EMDR therapy. Judith is the Co-founder of the Synergetic Education Institute. Judith trains school-based mental health professionals and speaks nationally on Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools. As a District-Wide Social Emotional Learning Coach Judith lead her school district in implementing a Kaiser Permanente “Thriving Schools Grant,” aimed at advancing social emotional wellness and behavioral health in school districts.                  

    Friday, October 15, 2021 - In person only

              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

    Keynote address - Laurie Klose, NASP President

              10:15 AM – 11:30 AM        Mini sessions

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

              1:00 PM – 2:15 PM         Mini sessions continued

               2:30 PM – 3:50 PM         Mini sessions continued 

    Mini-sessions will include presentations from: PAR, Behavior Alliance of South Carolina, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS dogs), SEL partners. Other topics include advocacy, student/young practitioner session, poster session, and more.  Tentative schedule of mini-sessions and descriptions: minisession schedule Fall 2021 (1).docx


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