South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

Spring Workshop Info

March 23, 2018 Rock Hill

Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools

Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP

Professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Past President, National Association of School Psychologists

Session Description:

The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with knowledge and specific strategies they can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students in schools, optimizing their potential for success academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. Areas to be addressed include systems-level strategies and individual support plans that can be developed to best meet the diverse needs of this population of youth. Participants will also gain insight into how they can advocate for transgender and gender diverse youth and their families. Learning will be supported through direct instruction, large- and small-group work, and resources that can be employed to facilitate these processes.

Session Objectives:

  • 1.       To enhance participants’ awareness of gender identity and gender diversity matters in schools;
  • 2.       To introduce tools participants can use not only to assess a system’s readiness to accommodate transgender and gender diverse students but to determine the support and transition needs of individual gender diverse youth;
  • 3.       To highlight strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students and to improve school climates as they pertain to gender diversity.

Read to Succeed Cohort

Cohort 2 – Read to Succeed Course Registration Directions – Spring 2018

SCASP has arranged for a cohort with the South Carolina Department of Education - VirtualSC Professional Development. The course titled: R2S: Content Area Reading and Writing for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and Speech Language Pathologists will be offered during this session.

Course Cost – $80.00

Important Spring 2018 Session Dates

Registration Dates

February 20, 2018 to March 12, 2018 until 4:00 P.M.

Course Dates

April 2, 2018 to May 21, 2018

Register for your course using the cohort code  9804 . Do not share the cohort code with anyone or you will jeopardize your seat in the course. 

How do I apply for an account and register for a course?

Step 1. Create an OpenSIS account here.

Once your account has been approved you will receive your login information from “eLearningSC PD Approval.”

Step 2. Login to your account and request your course with the four digit cohort code.

Please note that courses will fill quickly. Once the cohort code is no longer accepted it means that the course has been filled and we are no longer taking participants for that cours


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The Winthrop School Psychology Program will be offering PSYC 690- “Applying DSM-5 to Children and Adolescents” again this coming summer. The course will include one introductory afternoon session at Winthrop the afternoon of Thursday, June 8th, followed by internet-based modules and submission of a real or simulated case study to which students have applied DSM-5 criteria. The texts will include the DSM-5 and DSM-5 in the Schools as well as some readings provided by the instructor.

Dr. Harriett Ford will teach the course. Dr. Ford is a school psychologist with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and is an adjunct instructor and supervisor at Winthrop. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Kentucky.

The South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists has approved PSYC 690 as meeting its DSM requirement. The course will be offered at a special tuition and fee rate of $980, which represents over a 25% reduction from usual summer tuition rates. Those who are interested should complete and return the attached course registration form.

The course is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay in registering!

PSYC 690-DSM-5_2017 Registration Form.pdf

Questions? Contact either:

Dr. Joe Prus


Dr. Harriett Ford

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