Texas Association of School Psychologists

Texas Association of School Psychologists

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Camarillo, CA nonprofit Advancing Parenting would like to share a free resource for promoting positive childhood experiences and preventing adverse childhood experiences...parenting norms bumper stickers! Advancing Parenting makes them available at no cost to schools and organizations. There are fifty-two in a set and each sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!

Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way for community members to share parenting wisdom. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!

The stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to request this free resource.
The Camarillo, CA nonprofit Advancing Parenting would like to share a free resource for promoting positive childhood experiences and preventing adverse childhood experiences...parenting norms bumper stickers! Advancing Parenting makes them available at no cost to schools and organizations. There are fifty-one in a set and each sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!

Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way for community members to share parenting wisdom. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!

The stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to request this free resource.
Fort Worth ISD (Fort Worth, Texas) is currently taking applications for Specialist Level Internship for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for applications is quickly approaching. All completed applications must be sent by 5:00 pm on December 10th, 2020. Too many potential interns wait until later in the Spring to start looking for internships. If you have practicum students, please let them know about our internship application deadline. We have an amazing internship. Many of our interns stay on as staff the following year. Applications can be found on the website below:
https://www.fwisd.org/Page/7930
All paperwork (application, general information and internship manual) can be found on the links on the left side of the page. If you would like to talk to a current or former intern, please let me know so I can connect you with someone to answer your questions. I look forward to seeing many of you on our Zoom interviews.
Austin Discovery School is looking for evaluation staff (Ed. Diag/LSSP). We are a small charter in East Austin with a wonderful community. We pay into TRS and offer benefits. See the link below to apply.
By chance does anyone in this group work in Weatherford Independent School District? If so, can you message me?
https://www.indeedjobs.com/burton-special-services-coop/_hl/en?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLikN87qYWwuQMJTlLKuicbI

Looking for an LSSP for the 2020-2021 School Year
Please share with anyone who might be interested
Great Pay - Great Boss - (3) Great Small Districts
Wendy is a Texas Education Agency certified Continuing Professional Education provider to train all grade levels of teachers, administrators and school counselors on the subjects of parental alienation and co-parenting in schools. Visit www.wendyjperry.com/schools for more information. Contact Wendy to schedule a TEA CPE approved training for your school.
Get EIGHT professional education hours if you are a mental health professional, a legal professional, or a teacher/school administrator/school counselor at the 2019 Revealing Unseen Child Abuse (Parental Alienation) Symposium, October 18, 2019 in Houston.

Keynote speaker is Dr Jennifer Harman Ph D, the top current researcher on this critical subject.

Our district is looking to hire 2 LSSPs. The job description might still still state “preferred LSSP/BCBA”, but that is no longer what we are looking for. Please DM for more information.
Wendy Perry is the ONLY TEA (Texas Education Agency) CPE (Continuing Professional Education) Provider - providing CPE training for ALL school employees in Texas on the subject of parental alienation, co-parenting and high conflict parent communications!

If you work at a school, please contact me AND ask your school to schedule this VITAL training!

The time to equip your staff with these skills is now - BEFORE the new school year starts!

Liberty Hill ISD has an opening for an LSSP.
Hello! My name is Wendy Perry. I give professional training and educational presentations related to co-parenting and parental alienation in schools. Many of your students have divorced parents. This can cause some very serious potential issues in school settings. It's incredibly important that school counselors, teachers and administrators are trained and educated on these issues and how to handle them. When schools are properly trained and educated on these issues, it benefits the students AND the staff AND the overall school operations. Here is a list of the specific presentations I give.

"Students Caught In the Middle, Parental Alienation In Schools" for Educators
"Co-parenting In Schools" for Educators
"Communicating With Divorce Parents" for Educators
"Students Of Divorced Parents" for Educators
"Parental Alienation In Schools - The Parent Perspective" for Parents

I hope you will recommend to your school and school district to have me give a training and educational presentation. For more information, please visit my website. Let's get your school and school district on the calendar to start next school year off right! I hope to hear from you! I can be reached at [email protected]. Thank you for your time!

The Texas Association of School Psychologists (TASP) is an affiliate of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). TASP was formed in 1993.

TASP members include school psychologists from across the state, related professionals (e.g., attorneys, special education directors, educational diagnosticians) and graduate students.

Operating as usual

07/22/2021

TASP Board Members participated in the NASP Advocacy Academy this week to learn more about effective advocacy at the federal level pertaining to important issues in the field of school psychology. Today, Amanda Afifi and Kelsey Theis met with U.S Representative Lloyd Doggett’s office to discuss who we are, what we do and why it is critical to address the school psychology shortage. If you are interested in learning more about advocacy in Texas, we would love to help! Please reach out to learn how you can advocate for change. #TASPAdvocates #NASPAdvocates #AdvocacyAcademy

TASP Board Members participated in the NASP Advocacy Academy this week to learn more about effective advocacy at the federal level pertaining to important issues in the field of school psychology. Today, Amanda Afifi and Kelsey Theis met with U.S Representative Lloyd Doggett’s office to discuss who we are, what we do and why it is critical to address the school psychology shortage. If you are interested in learning more about advocacy in Texas, we would love to help! Please reach out to learn how you can advocate for change. #TASPAdvocates #NASPAdvocates #AdvocacyAcademy

07/21/2021

Join us again this week with special guest and current TASP Secretary, Stephanie Mathis! This week we dive into the Emotional Disturbance eligibility and break down some of the current issues that surround it. Also, learn more about the panel and what other types of jobs the group have attempted to perform!

Available on Spotify and Apple Podcast! #lssp #schoolpsychologist #taspadvocates

Join us again this week with special guest and current TASP Secretary, Stephanie Mathis! This week we dive into the Emotional Disturbance eligibility and break down some of the current issues that surround it. Also, learn more about the panel and what other types of jobs the group have attempted to perform!

Available on Spotify and Apple Podcast! #lssp #schoolpsychologist #taspadvocates

SEL4TX Pre-Session Survey 07/15/2021

SEL4TX Pre-Session Survey

Susanna Knight and Laura Richard (both LSSP) have been invited to speak at the SEL4TX conference in the fall. As part of their presentation, they want to gather some data from LSSP across the state, in regards to mental health and SEL. They have created a Google Survey. Please help them by following the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwXu0cYVcVGgJ_nSQ5BeLsfAtSfhy1G6oQCeCjaIsaqLyHqQ/viewform?fbzx=-5487504514208883774

SEL4TX Pre-Session Survey Through this survey we hope to learn about (a) the current roles of LSSPs across our state and how these reflect on NASP professional standards; (b) what can LSSPs do to advocate for students’ mental and behavioral health including their social-emotional development; and (c) how can LSSPs support ...

07/12/2021

ADVOCACY ALERT: The Special Session has started, and bills are quickly being scheduled for public hearings. SB 2 and SB 32 are currently being heard, TODAY, Monday, July 12, by the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee. SB 2 and SB 32 effectively ban K-12 trans youth from participating in sports by requiring them to register as the gender on their birth certificate.

As school psychologists, we enact social justice by helping to cultivate safe and welcoming school climates, and working to identify and reform systemic injustices that lead to harmful outcomes for marginalized youth, including our transgender students. Our advocacy efforts can move us toward a future in which all students in Texas will have the opportunity to learn and succeed in school, regardless of their gender identity or gender expression.

EMAIL members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee using the NASP Advocacy Action Center: https://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/app/onestep-write-a-letter?6&engagementId=512294

ADVOCACY ALERT: The Special Session has started, and bills are quickly being scheduled for public hearings. SB 2 and SB 32 are currently being heard, TODAY, Monday, July 12, by the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee. SB 2 and SB 32 effectively ban K-12 trans youth from participating in sports by requiring them to register as the gender on their birth certificate.

As school psychologists, we enact social justice by helping to cultivate safe and welcoming school climates, and working to identify and reform systemic injustices that lead to harmful outcomes for marginalized youth, including our transgender students. Our advocacy efforts can move us toward a future in which all students in Texas will have the opportunity to learn and succeed in school, regardless of their gender identity or gender expression.

EMAIL members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee using the NASP Advocacy Action Center: https://cqrcengage.com/naspweb/app/onestep-write-a-letter?6&engagementId=512294

07/12/2021

Maybe you know a grad student that needs a scholarship? More info at https://www.txasp.org/graduate-scholarship-information

Maybe you know a grad student that needs a scholarship? More info at https://www.txasp.org/graduate-scholarship-information

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts 06/30/2021

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts

Have you subscribed yet to the TASP Talks Podcast? You're not going to want to miss this morning's episode with Gail Cheramie, Dan Miller, and Ginger Gates, which is the first of three episodes about the history of school psych in Texas.

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts ‎Science · 2021

06/18/2021

📢LAST DAY TO REGISTER

Summer Institute starts next Wednesday, June 23rd. Registrants can watch sessions live and/or access ALL recorded content until July 23rd. Don't miss the opportunity to join us!

Visit our website to register: https://www.txasp.org/2021-summer-institute

📢LAST DAY TO REGISTER

Summer Institute starts next Wednesday, June 23rd. Registrants can watch sessions live and/or access ALL recorded content until July 23rd. Don't miss the opportunity to join us!

Visit our website to register: https://www.txasp.org/2021-summer-institute

Photos from Texas Association of School Psychologists's post 06/08/2021

Please join us at the 2021 TASP Virtual Summer Institute where Dr. Eric Rossen will be our Keynote Speaker for his session titled, “Preventing School From Becoming a Source of Trauma.”

Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. Dr. Rossen earned his PhD in school psychology at the University of Florida and has since worked in public schools, independent practice, and as a college instructor and adjunct faculty. He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development.

You can learn more about Dr. Rossen on his website: www.ericrossen.com; and follow him on Twitter: @E_Rossen

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts 06/08/2021

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts

The TASP Talks Podcast Launches June 9
Subscribe and listen to our new Podcast!! The TASP TALKS Podcast, the official podcast of the Texas Association of School Psychologists, launches on June 9, 2021, at 9 am (CDT). The podcast will be a place to come and listen to a bunch of school psychologists just casually talking about our field on a variety of different subjects. We're going to have a bunch of different guests from our field who have all had a hand in helping lay the groundwork for what we currently do for a living. Our guests are going to include people that are current practitioners and those that also work in a variety of different areas but are still foundationally school psychologists. As episodes drop weekly, you are gonna start noticing some names of some pretty big individuals that we're going to be having on our show. We will also be reaching out to our listeners for questions that you want to be answered for future episodes. We want this to be interactive and give you guys an option to listen to people who do what you do talk about what's going on in our field. We look forward to hearing from you!

So, subscribe now through Google, Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting app!

‎The TASP Talks Podcast on Apple Podcasts ‎Science · 2021

Timeline Photos 06/04/2021

Happy Pride Month! 🌈 School psychologists have a professional responsibility to promote fairness, help to cultivate safe and welcoming school climates, and work to identify and reform systemic injustices for our LGBTQ+ students. TASP is proud to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and help cultivate more inclusive and safe school climates.

Learn more about the school experiences of Texas LGBTQ+ middle and high school students from the GLSEN 2019 National School Climate Survey here: http://bit.ly/glsen2019

#TASPadvocates #pridemonth2021

Happy #PrideMonth2021! We’re proud to celebrate LGBTQ+ students in and out of the classroom. School psychologists are called to be allies and advocates of their students. Join us this month as we share resources, strategies, and advocacy opportunities that uplift LGBTQ+ students.

06/01/2021

The Texas Association of School Psychologists is now seeking nominations for awards and honors. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize school psychologists (LSSPs), graduate students, and school districts that exemplify the practice of school psychology. Please consider assisting us and honoring the person and/or teams who work tirelessly to ensure Texas students receive comprehensive mental health services in our schools by nominating them for one of our award categories.

Nominations can be SUBMITTED HERE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDA8nJq8v0OYlvhoDho3AIrYhoMWqiOnz9J33H6Hitn8NWVw/viewform

All entries will need to be submitted by 5 PM September 1st, 2021. For questions or assistance, please contact the Awards and Honors Chair at [email protected]

The Texas Association of School Psychologists is now seeking nominations for awards and honors. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize school psychologists (LSSPs), graduate students, and school districts that exemplify the practice of school psychology. Please consider assisting us and honoring the person and/or teams who work tirelessly to ensure Texas students receive comprehensive mental health services in our schools by nominating them for one of our award categories.

Nominations can be SUBMITTED HERE:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDA8nJq8v0OYlvhoDho3AIrYhoMWqiOnz9J33H6Hitn8NWVw/viewform

All entries will need to be submitted by 5 PM September 1st, 2021. For questions or assistance, please contact the Awards and Honors Chair at [email protected]

05/25/2021

Want to communicate the breadth of school psychologists' skills at all tiers and the importance of improving staffing ratios to key stakeholders? Check out this new inforgraphic from National Association of School Psychologists

Want to communicate the breadth of school psychologists' skills at all tiers and the importance of improving staffing ratios to key stakeholders? Check out this new inforgraphic from National Association of School Psychologists

BCISD applying for $4.9M grant to address pandemic's impact on students - DailyTrib.com 05/21/2021

BCISD applying for $4.9M grant to address pandemic's impact on students - DailyTrib.com

Fingers crossed for Burnet CISD applying for a ESSER Fund grant to address impact of Covid 19 AND shout out for also creating a new LSSP position for next school year. "Currently, BCISD uses contract services for the position, and those fees are more than a salaried (LSSP) position" https://www.dailytrib.com/.../bcisd-applying-for-4-9m.../

BCISD applying for $4.9M grant to address pandemic's impact on students - DailyTrib.com A grant totaling $4.9 million would help the Burnet school district address the impact of...

Rising from Challenges to SELutions 05/20/2021

Rising from Challenges to SELutions

TASP is teaming up with Sel4tx as they kick off their first virtual conference this September! Come learn about social emotional learning and how LSSPs can incorporate this important work into their role in schools. Learn more and register at:

https://seltx.digitellinc.com/seltx/live/7/page/12?link_id=0&can_id=bc17cccb5408f86e9176d04c52844ce5&source=email-1st-annual-state-conference-on-sel&email_referrer=email_1181313&email_subject=1st-annual-state-conference-on-sel

Rising from Challenges to SELutions

05/19/2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and TASP knows that Mental Health Matters!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and TASP knows that Mental Health Matters!

Timeline Photos 05/17/2021

As we begin closing out the final weeks of the school year, we hope each and every one of you are proud of the work that you do. We are proud of you and your contributions to Texas schools. These last two school years have been difficult, but we persisted. Through the stress, headaches, long days, and never ending paperwork, we continued to rise to the challenge and kept going. We are long overdue for a break! Not even just a break in the school year but the break we owe ourselves.

Many of us indulge in self-doubt and self-criticism. We stress ourselves out ruminating over things we’ve said, decisions we’ve made, or things that we wish we would have said and decisions we would have made differently. There will always be those moments and everyone has them. You make the best decisions you know how with the amount of information, time, and mental space you have available. In case no one (including yourself) has told you lately, you are a good school psychologist. Give yourself a break.

As we begin closing out the final weeks of the school year, we hope each and every one of you are proud of the work that you do. We are proud of you and your contributions to Texas schools. These last two school years have been difficult, but we persisted. Through the stress, headaches, long days, and never ending paperwork, we continued to rise to the challenge and kept going. We are long overdue for a break! Not even just a break in the school year but the break we owe ourselves.

Many of us indulge in self-doubt and self-criticism. We stress ourselves out ruminating over things we’ve said, decisions we’ve made, or things that we wish we would have said and decisions we would have made differently. There will always be those moments and everyone has them. You make the best decisions you know how with the amount of information, time, and mental space you have available. In case no one (including yourself) has told you lately, you are a good school psychologist. Give yourself a break.

The Texas School Psychologist 05/17/2021

The Texas School Psychologist

The summer issue of the Texas School Psychologist is out!

The Texas School Psychologist Texas Association of School Psychologists

05/13/2021

Here is this week's GPR update. Listen to find out did anything become a law this week??

Timeline Photos 05/10/2021

Today we want to remind you to take a step back and remember the value of time and how you spend it. Here’s a short analogy that may put it in perspective. You know when you rewatch a movie or series and notice some things you missed the first time you watched it? We don’t get that privilege in real life, and we will never get to re-live this day again. Every day is different, and we can’t rewind, fast forward, or pause any one of them.

So, when we go into autopilot and through the motions of our daily life, thinking it’s just the same as the days before, we may be missing a lot of small details that could be meaningful things and opportunities happening around us. And before you know it, five to ten years will have passed, and you may wonder, “How did I get here? How did this happen?” or “Why am I still here? Why didn’t I do it differently?”

Reflect on how you spend your time currency and reallocate your investments if you need to make changes. Pay attention and make a conscious effort to observe the world and people around you. Take some rest when you need it and learn to say no to things your time budget can’t afford. Ultimately, be aware of the seconds, minutes, hours, and moments you have right now because they won’t be here tomorrow. Spend them intentionally and wisely.

Today we want to remind you to take a step back and remember the value of time and how you spend it. Here’s a short analogy that may put it in perspective. You know when you rewatch a movie or series and notice some things you missed the first time you watched it? We don’t get that privilege in real life, and we will never get to re-live this day again. Every day is different, and we can’t rewind, fast forward, or pause any one of them.

So, when we go into autopilot and through the motions of our daily life, thinking it’s just the same as the days before, we may be missing a lot of small details that could be meaningful things and opportunities happening around us. And before you know it, five to ten years will have passed, and you may wonder, “How did I get here? How did this happen?” or “Why am I still here? Why didn’t I do it differently?”

Reflect on how you spend your time currency and reallocate your investments if you need to make changes. Pay attention and make a conscious effort to observe the world and people around you. Take some rest when you need it and learn to say no to things your time budget can’t afford. Ultimately, be aware of the seconds, minutes, hours, and moments you have right now because they won’t be here tomorrow. Spend them intentionally and wisely.

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14070 Proton Road
Dallas, TX
75244

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Benefits of Membership: - Reduced rate at the annual professional development conference - Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided by TASP are approved by NASP for renewal of the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential -TASP Newsletter provides information about innovative practices, questions regarding "best practices," state and national events, and legislative developments. - Employment opportunities posted on the TASP website - Email alerts when the membership must be informed on critical issues

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
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