2022 WSPA Fall Conference
Thursday, October 6th
Friday, October 7th
Held at the Hilton Garden Inn
2229 Grand Avenue, Laramie, WY
All times listed are MDT time zone
Early Bird Registration:
$149 each person for a group of 5 or more
$169 individual registration up to a group of 4
*early registration ends 9/16/22, and prices will increase to $179 for a group of 5 or more; $199 individual registration up to 4
Can’t make it in person? We will also be providing a simultaneous livestream via Zoom with registration.
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Shawna Rader Kelly, Ed.S., NCSP, previous school psychologist of the year, and current NASP Strategic Liaison for Professional Advocacy.
Session 1) 8:00am – 11:30am: Comprehensive School Mental Health: Serving Students in a Multi-Tiered System
Session 2) 1:00pm – 4:30pm: Implementing Principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Multi-Tiered Framework
Dr. Chris Abildgaard, Ed.D, NCSP, LPC, Director of the Social Learning Center.
Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00am*: Executive Functioning: Its Impact on Neurodiverse Learners & Addressing Mental Health Needs in Neurodiverse Learners
*Join Dr. Abildgaard in a round table discussion following the presentation
About the Presenters:
Thursday, October 6th 8:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-4:30pm
Session 1: Comprehensive School Mental Health: Serving Students in a Multi-Tiered System
Session 2: Implementing Principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in a Multi-Tiered Framework
Shawna Rader Kelly is a nationally certified school psychologist in Bozeman, Montana where she serves as the school psychologist at Bozeman High School and leads the district’s crisis response team. Shawna has worked as an adjunct professor at Montana State University and as a consultant for the Montana Office of Public Instruction, providing training to schools implementing multi-tiered systems of support. She is a frequent presenter at the state and national levels on topics such as mental and behavioral health services, MTSS implementation, school safety and crisis response, and professional supervision. Shawna is past-president of her state association, past Delegate to NASP, and former NASP Delegate Representative. She currently serves on the NASP Board of Directors as the Strategic Liaison for Professional Advocacy. In 2017, Shawna was recognized as the NASP School Psychologist of the Year.
Friday, October 7th 8:00am- 11:00am
Executive Functioning: Its Impact on Neurodiverse Learners & Addressing Mental Health Needs in Neurodiverse Learners
*Round Table Discussion to follow Presentation
Chris Abildgaard, Ed.D, NCSP, LPC, NCC, is the owner and director of the Social Learning Center (SLC), LLC. located in Cheshire, CT. Chris earned his Doctor of Education in School Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a Board-Certified national Counselor, & a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiverse learners. Chris holds a Graduate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Behavioral Interventions in Autism. In addition to his clinical, consultation and supervision duties at the SLC, Chris teaches at several top universities in Connecticut. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Hartford and Adjunct Professor in the Special Education Department at the University of St. Joseph (USJ). His duties at both universities include teaching, curriculum development and supervision.
Questions? Contact Stacy Meester: [email protected]
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