2014 Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) Summer Institute
Madison Marriott West, Middleton, Wis.
August 7-8, 2014
Sponsor: Wisconsin School Psychologists Association, Inc.
Threat/Risk Assessment: Developing a Proactive and Consistent Approach to Evaluating Risk (1/2 Day)
This workshop will focus on the process and procedures needed to establish a consistent school/district-wide approach to threat and suicide risk assessment. Critical factors discussed will include: current statistics and legal cases, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to "break the code of silence; an overview of risk assessment models; assessment procedures; and strategies for interventions, postventions, and working with difficult parents. Case study examples and forms will be shared to illustrate the process.
Advanced Skills in School-Based Crisis Prevention and Intervention (1/2 Day)
This advanced level workshop will assist you in enhancing the crisis procedures already in place in your school district. Specifically, learn cutting-edge tips on conducting crisis exercises and drills in the school setting. In addition, strategies for using social media, dealing with the press, and planning memorials will be offered. The legal ramifications of crisis response and the spiritual dimensions in the aftermath of a crisis also will be highlighted.
Suicide Assessment and Intervention: Critical Skills for School Psychologists
This workshop will discuss the essential processes and procedures needed to establish quality suicide prevention programs through postvention activities. Critical factors discussed will include: current statistics and legal cases, early identification of warning signs, primary prevention strategies to "break the code of silence”; an overview of suicide assessment models and procedures; and strategies for intervention and postvention activities. Case study examples and forms will be shared to illustrate the process with the school psychologist (school-based mental heath professional) taking a leadership role.
Time & Location:
8:30 am-4:15 pm
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton, Wis.
Graduate Credit Available through the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Dr. Melissa Reeves & Dr. Steve Brock, both national speakers on the topic of school safety and mental health interventions.
The Wisconsin School Psychologists Association is approved by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Wisconsin School Psychologists Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.