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Save the Date: 2019 Fall Conference

SAVE THE DATE

2019 OSPA Fall Conference

Hilton Polaris

Counseling & Consultation Strategies for Addressing Students' Emotional Needs

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

CBT with Depressed and Suicidal Youth Mark Reinecke, PhD. After a high-rated presentation on anxiety to a packed house for the Fall Conference in 2015, Dr. Reinecke is back to address techniques for dealing with depression. He has vast experience as a clinician and trainer, has published extensively in the area of CBT, and continues to be a frequent workshop presenter at NASP. In this workshop he will review an integrative, contemporary model of depression, practical, evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies, and the research supporting them. He will also discuss techniques and strategies of the CBT treatment protocol developed for the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study. Using lectures and role-playing, he will present a range of cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies. Our goal will be practical—to provide participants with cutting-edge, empirically supported CBT treatment strategies for depressed youth.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Building Relationships and Resilience: Emotion Coaching as an Efficient and Effective Social and Emotional Learning Strategy (morning) Barbara Gueldner, PhD

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and strategies have been used in schools with increasing evidence to support social, emotional, behavioral, and academic skills. Emotion Coaching is one strategy that has been shown to help students in these areas, and in a way that mobilizes the relationship between adult and student. Emotion Coaching includes identifying emotions and responding with empathy and validation, as well as setting limits and solving problems. We will review the five steps to Emotion Coaching, the evidence supporting its use with young children through adolescents, and its use across tiers in a MTSS framework.

Integrated and Collaborative Emotion Coaching: Working toward a Systematic and Ecological Approach (afternoon) Dr. Gueldner

Building on the morning content, we will consider essentials for applying Emotion Coaching in a way that fits with existing practices, addresses training and support needs, and involves families. Specifically, we will review ways to conceptualize and plan for applying Emotion Coaching in the context of other initiatives (e.g., SEL, SWPBIS, trauma-informed approaches), how to consider Emotion Coaching across tier levels in a MTSS framework, and considerations for assessing needs of the students and staff, and effectiveness. Viewing Emotion Coaching through an ecological lens, we will review practices for engaging families to develop school-family partnerships and provide information and support.

Dr. Gueldner is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has worked with youth, families, and community partners for 25 years. Her research, publications, and trainings focus on social and emotional learning, childhood mental health prevention and treatment, school-based mindfulness practices, and working with adults to facilitate children’s emotional development. These two related sessions were high-rated at the 2018 NASP Summer Conference and will provide a framework and techniques for building social skills and decision making within an MTSS framework. Space permitting, the content is highly appropriate for intervention teams working on prevention and universal design for SEL.

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