Mid Winter Meeting Agenda

Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs (CDSPP)

14th Annual Mid-winter Meeting 

Addressing Current Practicum Issues in School Psychology Training


Date: Thursday, January 27-29, 2011


Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach

950 Ocean Drive Deerfield Beach, FL 33441: 800- 276- 7415

Thursday, 1/27/2011


1:00-5:00: APA Accreditation self-study training

3:00- 5:30: Executive Committee meeting 


            5:30-7:30: Embassy Suites Manager’s Reception/CDSPP members social

Friday, 1/28/2011

8:00-8:30:  Registration

8:30-9:00:  Introduction of and updates from CDSPP Executive Committee

9:00-9:20:  Introduction of all attendees

9:20-10:45:Training and Accreditation Updates

    • APA Accreditation (Susan Zlotlow)
    • APA Educational Directorate (Catherine Grus)
    • APA Practice Directorate (Ron Palomares)
    • NASP Graduate Education Workgroup (Cyndi Riccio)
    • APPIC (Eugene D’Angelo)
    • Questions and answers 

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-11:20:  CDSPP Task Force on Internships Update (Tanya Eckert)

11:20-12:30:  Strategies to Address Internship Shortage (Chieh Li)

12:30-12:40: Break

12:40-2:00: Lunch - CDSPP award to past leaders

2:00 -3:00: Optional Jointly Sponsored CDSPP and APA Division 16 Translation of Science to Practice and Policy        

    • Work Group Activity: Focus Group on Coursework and Practica Training Issues in the Use of Evidence-based Interventions (Susan Forman and Sylvia Rosenfield)


Saturday, 1/29/2011

        8:30-8:40: Announcements

        8:40-11:00: Symposium Theme: Addressing Current Practicum Issues in School Psychology Training at doctoral level 

    • Chair: Overview and Introductions by Chieh Li
    • Program Credentialing (APA Accreditation, NCATE Accreditation, and NASP Approval) and the School Psychology Practicum  by David McIntosh, Bill Strein 
    • The Competencies Initiative in American Professional Psychology: Implications for School Psychology Practicum by Ann Schulte and Competency Benchmark Workgroup Report and Next Steps
    • Providing Supervision for the School Psychology Practicum: Challenges and Solutions by Cathy Fiorello
    • Evaluating Practicum Competencies: Issues and Tools by Catherine Grus (APA) and Practicum Competency Workgroup Report and Next Steps
    • Promoting Social Justice through Pre-Practicum and Practicum Training  by David Shriberg
    • Using Technology in the School Psychology Practicum Distant/Online Supervision:  Practice and Issues by Christy Novak
      •    Discussant : Discussion and Synthesis by Susan Forman

        11:00 -11:15: Break

        11:15-11:50: Discussion

        11:50-12:15: CDSPP EC: Chair and Treasurer reports                                                              

        12:15 -12:30: Mid-winter Meeting Evaluation

        12:30-12:40: Break

        12:401:30: Lunch and CDSPP

    • Gift exchange

        1:30: Annual Meeting Adjourn