Kentucky Association for Psychology
                     in the Schools

Events

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Elkhorn Crossing School
    • 98
    Register

    Dr. Clarissa Belle is our presenter for this year's Spring Conference! 

    Dr. Clarissa Belle is a licensed psychologist with a passion for assisting youth, families and child-serving systems in coping with psychological trauma. During her doctoral studies at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Belle was drawn to children with intense behavioral and emotional problems. She quickly realized that behind their tough exterior and withdrawn, there was significant unresolved pain. While working in school-based mental health clinics, community mental health clinics, and training educators across the state, Dr. Belle has maintained a focus on working to enhancing the functioning of trauma exposed youth. Dr. Belle recently started a private practice, Higher Horizons, and the foundation of her practice is cultivating safe, supportive and trusting relationships because relationships are the conduit through which effective treatment and systemic change take place.

    Summary:   There is a growing number of children within our schools exhibiting intense social and emotional needs. Research has found that exposure to traumatic, chaotic, and stressful life events is a significant factor influencing student’s functioning. School professionals (e.g., school psychologists, guidance counselors, and social workers) often have the desire to address the needs of students, but many training programs have ill-prepared them to meet the demand.  Furthermore, there is increased frustration associated with limited trauma-focused interventions and resources within communities. These issues are leading more and more school psychologists, guidance counselors, and social workers to seek opportunities to enhance their skill set and provide direct services to traumatized youth.  However, before schools solidify a focus on treatment programs and interventions, there needs to be a clear assessment of the school environment to ensure the viability and sustainability of interventions. This training will provide information about specific implementation needs, and steps trainees can engage in to prepare their school for a tier II and tier III trauma-focused evidenced-based intervention.  

    Trainees will learn how to:

    • Assess school readiness for an evidence-based intervention/treatment 
    • Utilize motivational interviewing techniques to aid in enhancing buy-in from stakeholders
    • Discuss sensitive issues, such as trauma, with parents and students
    •  Introduce the idea of utilizing a tier II and tier III trauma-focused intervention, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in the Schools (CBITS), to school leadership.

     

    Location: Elkhorn Crossing School, 2001 Frankfort Road, Georgetown, KY 40324

    Registration begins at 8:00 am. Training is from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. 


    Other information:

    • Lunch will be provided by KAPS.  Registrants with dietary restrictions, email michelle.antle@grrec.org upon registration.
    • If a minimum of 50 registrants is not met, workshop may be cancelled.
    • Workshop is exclusively for school psychologists/students, counselors, social workers and other school based mental health professionals.
    • Cancellation policy: No refunds for cancelled registration. Substitutions are allowed, but restricted to eligible role groups.  Original registrant is responsible for ensuring that registration is paid in full by the date of the workshop.  
    • EILA approval is pending.       
    • Registration closes 4/1/18.  No on-site registration.
    • Registration rates: KAPS Member $40, Student Member $20, Non-member $50. Principals are encouraged to attend as well--only $20 if attending with their school psychologist!

     

Past events

Monday, February 11, 2019 KAPS Advocacy
Monday, October 29, 2018 KAPSCon 2018: Together We Are Kentucky Strong
Monday, October 29, 2018 Exhibitors & Sponsors - KAPScon 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Thursday, July 26, 2018 Placeholder List for PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Thursday, July 26, 2018 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Identifying Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities
Monday, March 26, 2018 Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests
Monday, March 12, 2018 Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Appropriate use of the secondary indices from common cognitive ability tests
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 KAPSCon 2017: Together We Are Stronger
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Exhibitors & Sponsors - KAPScon 2017
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Intervention & Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis prevention & preparedness, comprehensive school safety planning
Friday, May 19, 2017 2017 KAPS Executive Council spring retreat
Friday, May 19, 2017 Utilizing Comprehensive Assessments to Inform Intervention Planning for Attention Concerns in School-Aged Youth
Monday, March 27, 2017 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis prevention & preparedness, comprehensive school safety planning
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 2016 KAPS Conference - Mission Possible: Making It Happen
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 Exhibitors & Sponsors - 2016 KAPS Conference
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention & Preparedness
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 The Meanest Generation: Solving Our Young People's Civility Problem
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 PREPaRE training - Workshop 2 (2 days)
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 2015 KAPS Conference - School Psychs Rising
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Exhibitors & Sponsors - 2015 KAPS Conference
Thursday, May 07, 2015 CAMS - Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality
Friday, April 17, 2015 KAPS Executive Council spring retreat
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2014 KAPS Conference - Reevaluating... Our Students, Our Schools, Our Services, Ourselves
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Exhibitors - 2014 KAPS Conference
Friday, May 30, 2014 Clinical Assessments on Today's Technology: Now What?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 PREPaRE Training - Owensboro
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 PREPaRE Training - Lexington
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2013 KAPS Conference - Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools
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