Upcoming events

    • 01 May 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI

    NASP President, Dr. John Kelly, will present on two powerful topics in the field of school psychology. This will be immediately followed by our annual School Psychology Spring Celebration. Read more below.


    Keynote Presentation:"Power of One: Creating Connections"

    Learning Objectives:

    ‣ Participants will reflect upon their relationships with students and the meaningful and

    powerful nature of their work.

    ‣ Participants will develop methods to connect with students through interpersonal

    relationships to effect change.

    ‣ Participants will identify NASP resources which support their professional practice.

    The Provision of School-based Mental Health Services within a Multi-Tiered Systems

    of Support Framework

    Learning Objectives:

    ‣ Participants will understand the Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) Framework

    and how this applies to the provision of mental health services in school.

    ‣ Participants will be able to identify their role at different "tiers" or levels within this


    ‣ Participants will identify specific interventions at the different "tiers" which can be

    applied within their school setting.


    Annual Spring Celebration

    During our Spring Celebration, the School Psychologist of the Year, Minority Scholarship Awardee, Exemplary Trainer and Exemplary Student awards will be presented. This is a fun event to mingle with our fellow school psychologists and celebrate our profession. Additionally, there will be student poster presentations. Appetizers will be offered.

    • 01 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Rhode Island College, Student Union Ballroom, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence RI

    Join us for an opportunity to discuss an important topic that has been widespread within RI public schools this year. An overview of mandatory reporting guidelines for educators will be offered by DCYF Chief of Staff, Patricia Hessler, and Chief Case Work Supervisor, Donna Enright.


    Patricia Hessler:   Serves as DCYF Chief of Staff. Prior to entering state service 9 years ago, she was an attorney in private practice. She has been a lifelong volunteer in the public service community, specifically as an advocate for vulnerable populations. At DCYF, Patricia oversees several divisions within the Department, and is committed to the mission of partnering  with families and communities to raise safe and healthy children and youth in a caring environment.


    Donna Enright:  Serves as DCYF Chief Case Work Supervisor for Child Protective Services since 1984.  Donna has been a CPI for 5 years in the field, 10 years as a Hotline CPI and 17 years as a supervisor on the Hotline and the field.  Donna has trained school staff on CPS reporting laws and she is a member and captain of the RICHIST CPS Swat Team.


    Learning objectives:

    1.  Examine the mandatory reporting laws to DCYF 

    2. Understand the obligations involved in reporting abuse and neglect 

    3.  Understand the role of DCYF, once the call comes into the hotline

    We are excited to announce that this workshop is being co-sponsored with the RI School Social Workers!!

Past events

08 Mar 2018 RISPA Board Meeting
11 Jan 2018 2017-2018 RISPA Board Meeting
14 Dec 2017 2017-2018 RISPA Board Meeting
09 Nov 2017 2017-2018 RISPA Board Meeting
03 Nov 2017 RISPA Fall Conference: Youth Pride and Restorative Justice
12 Oct 2017 (copy) 2017-2018 RISPA Board Meeting
14 Sep 2017 2017-2018 RISPA Board Meeting
25 May 2017 Moving Toward a Culturally and Linguistically Competent School District.
27 Apr 2017 RISPA Spring Celebration
13 Feb 2017 “Dealing With Contemporary Mental Health Issues In Schools”
14 Nov 2016 Get Psyched: RISPA Event!
29 Sep 2016 Threat & Suicide Risk Assessment: Developing a proactive and consistent approach to evaluating risk
18 May 2016 RISPA End of Year Celebration & Supervisor Appreciation Event
25 Mar 2016 Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Children and Adolescents
29 Jan 2016 Get Psyched: RISPA Event
14 Oct 2015 RISPA Board Meeting
09 Sep 2015 RISPA Board Meeting
09 Jun 2015 RISPA Online Board Meeting
13 May 2015 RISPA Board Meeting/Spring Event
11 Apr 2015 RISPA Online Board Meeting
09 Mar 2015 RISPA Online Board Meeting
11 Feb 2015 RISPA Board Meeting
23 Jan 2015 Get "Psyched" RISPA Event!
13 Jan 2015 RISPA Online Board Meeting
11 Dec 2014 RISPA Online Board Meeting
12 Nov 2014 RISPA Board Meeting
17 Oct 2014 2014 Fall Conference
16 Oct 2014 Creating Systems Change Through Universal Social-Emotional Screening [LIVE WEBINAR]
14 Oct 2014 RISPA Online Board Meeting
18 Sep 2014 Back to School Get Together!
10 Sep 2014 RISPA Board Meeting
11 Jun 2014 RISPA Board Meeting
31 May 2014 RISPA Workshop: Ethics and School Psychology
14 May 2014 Annual Spring Celebration of School Psychology!
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