22nd Annual Professional Development Conference
October 16-18, 2014
Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas

Thursday Oct. 16, 2014

Pre-Conference Workshop: New Assessment Tools

8:30-11:45am - Introduction to the WJ IV, Dr. Nancy Mather

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1:00-4:15pm - Introduction to the New WISC-V: Traditional and Digital, Dr. Anise Flowers

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Pre-Conference Workshop:

Treating Student Anger & Aggression: Skills-Based Cognitive Behavioral Approaches, Dr. Jim Larson

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Mini-Skill Session: Don't make me PLAAFP: A Guide to Writing Serious IEPs, Kristen R. Streich, NCSP

*This Mini-Skill Session is included in Regular Conference fees

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Keynote Address/Awards Reception

Legal and Ethical Issues in School Psychology from the Board's Perspective, Darryl Spinks, Executive Director, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists; Donna Black, LSSP; Gail Cheramie, Ph.D., LSSP, NCSP; Angela Downes

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Friday Oct. 17, 2014


School Psychologist as Counselor, Dr. Jon Lasser

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Multi-Cultural Competence/Ethics: Best Practices for Serving Students, Parents, and Teachers in the 21st Century, Dr. Kimberly Booker & Dr. Angela Mitchell


Using a PBIS model to improve outcomes for students with EBD, Dr. Jill Schurr


Mini-Skill Session:

Clinical Problem Solving Counseling in the Schools, Norma Guerra, Ph.D., NCSP, LSSP, LPC-S, Felicia Castro-Villarreal, Ph.D., LSSP, Renee Tondre-Garza, MA, LPC-Intern


Video Self-Modeling: An Effective Intervention across Disability Areas and Age Groups, Kathleen Schaeffer, M.ED., Whitney Appleby, Richard Greer, Wendi Johnson, Ph.D.

Together We Can: Adding Group Games to Your LSSP Toolbox, Leslie Mellenbruch


Dangerous Students in the Schools: A Legal Perspective on Sharing Information or Not, Denise Hays

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Differentiating ED and BD: Just Say No, Dr. Richard Marshall


Mini-Skill Session:

Reinforcer preference assessment: A useful tool for the School Psychologist, Samuel Thompson, M.Ed., LSSP and Brook Roberts, M.A., LSSP

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The Development of School Psychology Assessment Centers: Training, Service Delivery and Research, Nina Ellis-Hervey, Ph.D., NCSP, LSSP


Saturday Oct. 18, 2014

Paper Session:

PSW Methods for Specific Learning Disability Identification: A Conceptual and Psychometric Appraisal, Ryan J. McGill, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Introducing Insight: A DVD-Administered Cognitive Test Based on CHC Theory, Kurt Metz, Ph.D., ABSNP


The Ethical Practice of School Psychology in Texas, Kenda Dalrymple


Addressing Alcohol Intake Among Women of Childbearing Age: An Opportunity for Prevention of FASDs, Dr. Sidani & Sandra Gonzalez

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Pediatric psychopharmacology: The good, the bad, and the ugly, Steve Ball