Trainers of School 

Psychologists


    Statements

    • NASP Alternative Internship Vertification Form to help document modified internship experiences for those current interns wishing to eventually pursue the NCSP credential. This form should only be used by those on internship during spring 2020, and will be posted on the NASP website. Many current interns may still reach the 1200 hour minimum through remote or virtual activities directly associated with their internship site – those candidates may use the regular internship verification form
          • School Psych Guest Speakers and Online Resources –You can enter and find potential guest speakers and a variety of resources to support online instruction. The online resources pertain both to making the transition to online only and targeted resources to replace in-person lecture and activities in specific courses.*

          • COVID-19 Critical Issues for School Psychology Programs Q&A – This word document is formatted for crowdsourced Q&A from the Critical Issues sheet of the Google sheet CDSPP circulated last week. Right now, there are many more questions than answers, but we hope that if we band together, we can help each other in supporting our programs and communities in this difficult time*
          • Alternative Practice Activities aligned with NASP Domains: This document has been created by Denver Public Services School Psychologist Graduate Student Coordinator, Joanna Barker, in partnership with Jennifer Gray, Field Based Supervisor, and our local Universities: University of Colorado Denver and Denver University. We have decided to share this document to any Graduate Student or University who would like access to support and promote ongoing learning and experiences for our professionals in training. For questions, suggestions, edits or additions email: Joanna_Barker@dpsk12.org
              • School Re-entry After COVID-19: A Trauma Informed Approach to Managing Anxiety and Promoting Social and Emotional Wellness
                with Scott Poland, Ed.D.
                Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 12:00 P.M. ET
                Register HERE
                Webinar will exceed capacity; please join us at www.facebook.com/NSUPsychology should you receive a message indicating the event is full.


                  Assessment Resources


                      Tele-Psychological Supports

                        • FREE Telehealth two-day training with CEU from PESI:  PESI is offering their 2 Day telehealth training for free with the Promo Code: TELEFREE. This webinar includes the training, a quiz, and CEU certificate (as desired). Please note that the training will appear to be at normal price when you register ($439) until you reach the final registration page, where you are permitted to enter the "discount" or promo code.
                        Technology Supports
                              • Powerpoint Narration Support: PowerPoint gives the option to add narration to each slide individually. PowerPoint will include a video of the person recording in the lower right corner of each relevant slide (or that camera option can be turned off if only audio is wanted). Then you can turn the PowerPoint into a slide show to be published as a PowerPoint or as a video. This may help some of our faculty as we transition to an online classroom. If they plan to use PowerPoint for the web they will need to use transitions that are supported for that purpose (Cut, Fade, Push, Wipe, Split, Random Bars, Shape, Morph)

                              Special Education Resources

                              Council of Exceptional Children Webinar:  Teaching Special Education Online during COVID19

                              Department of Education:  COVID-19 Resources  COVID-19 and Civil Rights Fact Sheet  

                              Department of Education: Q&A for Serving Special Education Students

                              Department of Education:  Supplemental Fact Sheet for Special Education Students (3.21.2020)

                              NASP FAQ for US Department of Education IDEA Services for School Psychologists

                              NASP Special Education Services during a Pandemic Webinar


                              Preschool-12 Education


                              Child Abuse/Neglect and Violence Resources

                              The IL Dept of Public Health has created a text hotline for anyone in need of emotional support to be connected with a mental health professional. 

                              IDPH Call4Calm Hotline
                              https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/daily-communications  
                               

                              Heart of Illinois United Way has a hotline for anyone to contact to be connected to local health and human care services by dialing 211.

                              IL United Way 211 Hotline
                              https://www.hoiunitedway.org/heart-of-illinois-united-way-2-1-1/

                              Prevent Child Abuse America has created a set of resources that can be shared directly with families to help them manage stress and anxiety, stay connected as a family, and to stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

                              Prevent Child Abuse America Resources for Families
                              https://preventchildabuse.org/coronavirus-resources/
                              The Chicago Children's Advocacy Center has shared resources for adults to use in preventing or responding to incidents of child sexual abuse while children are home during isolation.

                              Chicago Children's Advocacy Center - Reducing Child Sexual Abuse During Isolation
                              https://www.chicagocac.org/reducing-risk-child-sexual-abuse-isolation/

                              The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children has created a resource hub for educators and families to protect children during the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

                              End Violence Against Children: Protecting Children During COVID Outbreak
                              https://www.end-violence.org/protecting-children-during-covid-19-outbreak

                               PBS News Hour created a powerful segment that reminds us that not all children are safe while at home during this time. 

                              PBS Newshour: What Shelter at Home Means for Those Who Aren't Safe There

                              https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-shelter-at-home-means-for-those-who-arent-safe-there 

                              Shine has created a parent-friendly resource hub for parents to connect to mental health supports online: 

                              Anxiety Toolkit and Resource Hub

                              https://www.virusanxiety.com/

                              Resources for Supporting Youth with Challenging Behaviors at Home
                              https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLi08Aejqezrdyq4rTcBUmI63EzBKPNkx  This is a series of videos for parents that are part of the Practiced Routines Curriculum, and these were only recently made available for free through Youtube. Dr. Meme Hieneman is an expert in Family Based Positive Behavior Support and guides families through a step-by-step process for routine-based interventions.

                              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkGHLVVqVpni8rpWfK9p_g This is the youtube channel for the Behavior Response Support Team out of the University of Utah with some amazing colleagues doing great work for teachers and families. They are releasing a series of videos to provide parents with quick tips for behavior support in the home. There will be versions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

                              https://hcpbs.org/ The Home and Community PBS Network (HCPBS) has gathered an amazing amount of available resources and literature into one place. Some of this is relevant to families directly, others to practitioners working with families.

                              Other



                              Needs Assessment: This will guide the development of future PD and mentoring regarding distance learning for graduate education in School Psychology.  The survey is NOT for research purposes.  Results will be used to develop support groups and training opportunities for focused use of technology across different content areas in school psychology.  Both the survey and its results will be placed in the TSP spreadsheet for resources. (Last Updated 4.3.2020)


                                  *A SPECIAL THANKS TO AMANDA SULLIVAN, BRYN HARRIS, AND THE LEADERSHIP ROUND TABLE  FOR COMPILING THESE RESOURCES.

                                  IF YOU HAVE RESOURCES YOU BELIEVE WOULD BE VALUABLE TO SHARE, PLEASE EMAIL PRESIDENT-ELECT, KASEE STRATTON

                                  KSTRATTON@COLLED.MSSTATE.EDU



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                                    President's Welcome!

                                    It is an honor to serve as the Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) president this year. We have the awesome responsibility and privilege of training the next generation of school psychologists and/or school psychology trainers. This is a pivotal time to be doing this work! As school psychology trainers, without a doubt, we face many challenges every day. Whether we are early, middle or late career professionals, just a few of the challenges we face are the shortage of both school psychology practitioners and trainers, the dearth of mental health supports across the country, and long-standing issues of inequity and bias (e.g., by race/ethnicity, poverty, LGBTQ+ status) in children accessing them. These challenges are coupled with the many demands on our time that involve research, service and teaching in universities across the nation.

                                     

                                    However, with these many challenges, I see remarkable working being done in the field. So many of our colleagues are rolling up their sleeves to address these big picture issues for the field and on behalf of our graduate students and school-aged children and adolescents. The compassion, dedication and remarkable talent and work of school psychology trainers, graduate students and school psychologists that work tirelessly in the field continually strike me. This work happens in school psychology graduate training programs, schools and clinical settings across the United States in rural, urban/suburban contexts and in international settings.

                                     

                                    On a small and large scale, practicing school psychologists and those that prepare them are looked to as leaders in schools, districts, universities, and in regional, state, national and international contexts. There couldn’t be a more critical time for school psychology trainers to support and learn from one another. Trainers of School Psychologists (TSP) is committed as an organization to facilitate this important work through our mission and vision. It is TSP’s hope that we can help you in your work through resources, ongoing dialogue, and important conversations. I look forward to seeing you at our TSP 2020 meeting in Baltimore, MD. Thank you for all that you do to support the training of our future school psychologists!

                                     

                                    Warmest wishes,

                                     

                                    Pam Fenning

                                    Loyola University Chicago

                                    TSP President 2019-2020

                                     


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                                    Mission Statement

                                    TSP is committed to innovation and excellence in graduate training programs for specialist and doctoral school psychologists. Our purpose is to foster high quality training in school psychology programs. We work toward this goal by examining current trends in graduate education programs, providing professional growth opportunities to school psychology faculty, facilitating communication with field based supervisors, and supporting legislative efforts that promote diversity and excellence in training.

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