South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Supporting learning and mental health of youth in South Carolina.

2015 Fall Conference

  • 01 Oct 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • 02 Oct 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Columbia Conference Center


  • Must complete application through Winthrop University and submit payment to WU.

Registration is closed

**Need a hard copy of the registration form? FALL15registration.doc





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

October 1-2, 2015


Columbia Conference Center

169 Laurelhurst Avenue

Columbia, SC 29210

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Rooms available for $105/night

Hampton Inn Harbison

Rate valid until 9/9/15


Group code ASP



Thursday, October 1, 2015

          7:30 AM – 8:00 AM        Snacks/Coffee and Registration

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

          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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

School Mental Health: Identifying Need and Building Capacity

Melissa Pearrow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Counseling and School Psychology

University of Massachusetts Boston


Learning Objectives

         Understand the interface of educational and mental health systems

         Understand the Integrated Systems Framework for School Mental Health Services

      Practical applications of systems change initiative to enhance student outcomes

      How partnerships enhance the work of both schools and community agencies

      How braiding systems change initiatives with policy improves the quality of schools


Bio: Melissa Pearrow, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She began her career as a special educator and school psychologist in urban schools, and she completed doctoral training in inpatient, outpatient, and community mental health settings. Her research focuses on the opportunities and challenges for provision of mental health services in schools, particularly in urban schools, as well as youth empowerment. She serves on the National Association of School Psychologists Ethics Committee and is the former President of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association. She was recently recognized with the Outstanding Advocate Award by NASP.

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Full Conference Session

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Business Meeting

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote

Keynote – Dr. Scott Huebner

"Monitoring child psychological well-being in school settings"

University of South Carolina


MINISESSIONS:  10:15 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM and 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Choose from some of the following.  Specific schedule to be announced in the program.

-      WISC V Integrated by Dr. Gail Rodin, Pearson (two sessions)

The new WISC-V does a wonderful job of  profiling a student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses,helping school psychologists generate recommendations for instruction and other types of intervention.Sometimes,however, examiners feel like they need just a  little more information on why particular WISC-V scores are low. For example, was that score of 5 on the Vocabulary subtest really due to a deficit in word knowledge, or did problems with expressive language interfere with performance? Was that 4 on Arithmetic really an indicator of working memory problems or was it due primarily to difficulty with math operations? The WISC-V Integrated, a process-oriented supplement to the WISC-V is designed to answer these and  many  more  “why”  questions  about a child’s  performance, leading  to  better interpretation and more appropriate recommendations. Come learn how a few more minutes and a few more subtests can make a world of difference for your students.

-      From 0-9 in one year! Lessons learned from the "pilot" seat of RtI and PBIS implementation - Phillip Young, Aiken County 

Is your district implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) and/or PBIS? Join us for a discussion of lessons learned from Aiken County Schools' efforts to pilot RtI and PBIS in nine schools (both elementary and secondary settings).  Our goal is to incorporate the most innovative and current best practices.  During this session, we will highlight the unique role of the school psychologist, our experience using the NASP Practice Model, and the structure of behavioral and academic teams.  Learn from our triumphs and our mistakes to help your school or district get ahead of the curve.

-     Olweus - Krista Roscoe

-       Behavioral Consultation - Kimberly Smith, SC School Client Initiative

- Mental Health in SC: Where are we now, and where do we go from here?

Dr. Lipscomb will hold a discussion focused on applying the concepts learned in Thursday's workshop to South Carolina.  Participation in Thursday's workshop is not required for attendance at this mini-session.  This will be an interactive session in which participants will discuss the state of mental health services for students within our schools, means by which we can improve these mental health services, and the role of school psychologists in South Carolina as mental health providers. 

-      Mindfulness - Dr. Gail Elmore Lexington Richland 5

As studies have shown the increasing benefits of Mindfulness for teachers and children, it has become an emerging part of K-12 education. This workshop will highlight the research on Mindfulness, with an emphasis on increasing both personal and professional well-being. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the concept of Mindfulness as well as its etiology. Information on various programs will be shared in an effort to inform practitioners who may be interested in incorporating mindfulness into their practice and/or schools. Additionally, we will engage in a brief mindfulness practice together.

-      Student posters

-       Q & A session for students and young practitioners


South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

Fall Conference Registration Form

October 1-2, 2015

 Name: ____________________________   SCASP Member      Non Member

Address: ____________________________ Student                


Daytime Telephone: ___________________Email_______________

Pre-registration fees must be postmarked by September 15th for early registration price.

Workshop on October 1, 2015 School Mental Health: Identifying Need and Building Capacity

___ 1 hour Credit from Winthrop University                        ___ 1 day SCASP CPD hours

____SCASP Fall Conference Friday, October 2, 2015

**See instructions for taking this workshop for 1 hour credit from Winthrop University.

***See fees on next page.

**To take a workshop(s) for Winthrop credit:

1.  Complete this Registration Form AND the attached Winthrop University Application.

2.  Mail the Winthrop application along with the tuition fee of $190 to Winthrop University.


3.  Mail this SCASP Workshop Registration Form to SCASP at the address listed below:

                   South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

                   Fall Conference Registration

PO Box 1177

Irmo, SC 29063

Fees for SCASP 2015 Fall Conference

Fees for SCASP CPD Hours Early Registration:

Thursday, October 1          Member        $100.00       Non-Member $150      Student    $25.00

Friday, October 2              Member        $100.00       Non-Member $150      Student    $25.00

SCASP member discount:  Current SCASP members, non-credit, early registration, attending both days $170.  (If unsure, please verify that your dues are current before taking the discount by emailing

** First year students – Please contact the SCASP office at scaschpsy@bellsouth.netto obtain a voucher to attend the conference day (October 2, 2015) at no charge.

Fees for SCASP CPD Hours Late Registration (postmarked after September 15, 2014):

Thursday, October 1          Member        $130.00       Non-Member $180  Student        $40.00

Friday, October 2              Member        $130.00       Non-Member $180  Student        $40.00

SCASP member discount:  Current SCASP members, non-credit, late registration, attending both days $220.  (If unsure, please verify that your dues are current before taking the discount by emailing

Fees Enclosed

October 1, 2015 Workshop                                                 $______                         

October 2, 2015 SCASP Conference                           $______                         

Total  (*remember SCASP member discount for both days)   $_______

*Make checks payable to “SCASP”;

*Refunds must be requested in writing by the date of the Workshop and/or Conference;

*SCASP reserves the right to limit seating to allow for comfort of presenters and participants;

*If you require any special accommodations covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990    (Public Law 101-336, Section 102), please send your request in writing to the address below no later than September 15, 2015.

Mail to:        South Carolina Association of School Psychologists

                   Fall Conference Registration

PO Box 1177

Irmo, SC 29063

If you are taking the Thursday workshop for Winthrop credit, please complete the following pages and submit them with payment to the address at the top of the form.  If your district is sending a check for multiple attendees, all applications must accompany the check.

Winthrop Application Fall 2015.pdf

Residency Form Fall 2015.pdf

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