South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.



Upcoming events

    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 7:30 AM (EDT)
    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Format - more details to come

     SCASP FALL CONFERENCE IS GOING VIRTUAL!! We hope you can join us for at least part of the workshops.  As all districts may be in a different stage of re-opening in October, we have broken the workshops into parts in case you are not available for a full-day.  We will also be recording the sessions, so if you cannot participate live, you will have access to the recordings for up to 30-days after the event.



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

    October 7-8, 2020

    SCASP is going virtual! Workshops will be presented through Zoom


    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - Two-part workshop

             8:30 AM – 11:45 AM           Part 1

    The Current State of Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening for Students


    1.       Participants will deepen knowledge regarding ethical and legal standards in conducting universal screening for students regarding social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

    2.       Participants will review frameworks (RTI/MTSS v. Problem-Solving Teams) in understanding the use of universal screening data.

    3.       Participants will examine the various types of screeners available regarding screening of social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

    4.       Participants will create a framework for considering universal screening of students’ social, emotional, and behavioral for their district.

    1:00 - 4:30 PM Part 2

    Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning into Student Evaluations and IEPs


    1.       Participants will deepen knowledge related to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies.

    2.       Participants will identify the ways in which cultural diversity may impact assessment and intervention of SEL competencies.

    3.       Participants will examine the importance of SEL competencies as they relate to social justice, inclusion, and equity.

    4.       Participants will learn about various instruments/methods to assess SEL competencies.

    5.       Participants will learn about various interventions that can promote SEL competencies within an IEP.

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Two-part Workshop


             8:30 AM – 11:45 AM          Part 1

    1:00 PM - 4:30 PM  Part 2

    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.”

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