MSPA Conferences are full-day (6 PDP) professional learning events. Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch & snacks. 

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Upcoming Events

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • MGM Springfield One MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103

     Massachusetts School Psychologist Association Multi-Day Conference

    Let it ROLE:  National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Practice Model

    November 14-15, 2019 MGM Hotel & Casino Springfield, MA

    1 or 2 day sessions are available for registration

    Click here to view a flyer on this year's conference!

    November 14, 2019

    Morning Session:

    Life Is Good By: Steve Gross, MSW 

    Afternoon Sessions (choose from):

    1. The Behavior Code: Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students By: Nancy Rappaport, MD
    2. School Safety By: Andria Amador, CAGS, NCSP

    November 15, 2019  

    Morning Sessions (choose from):

    1. Universal Behavioral Health Screening By: James MacDougal, Ph.D.
    2. Children's Hospital Training and Access Program (TAPS) By: Shella Dennery Ph.D, LCSW
    3. Ethics in School Psychology By: John Garruto DEd, NCSP

    Afternoon Sessions (choose from):

    1. Assessing Self-Injurious Behavior (Cutting) A Primer for School PsychologistBy: Wendy L. Price, Psy.D., NCSP & Melissa M. Pearrow, Ph.D.
    2. Identify Students with ADHD with the BRIEF-2 By: Peter Isquith, Ph.D 

    Hotel accodomations are offered at a discounted rate at MGM. Please note the MSPA Conference when booking. 

    Alternate hotel accommodations close to the MGM venue include: 

    Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA

    Regency Inn & Suites in West Springfield

    Best Western Springfield West Inn, West Springfield

    Registration/Payment Information:

    We are kindly requesting that you register with a gmail account in order to receive the handouts, pre/post tests, and evaluations electronically. This will be eco-friendly as well as ensure a smooth registration and check out process. We will be sending out a link with all the information you need shortly. If you did not register with a gmail account, no need to worry the link will be sent to the email you registered with and will direct you to create an account. 

    Registrants can pay online using a credit card, by purchase order, check, or cash. 

    After the registration is complete, purchase orders can be emailed in PDF format to Julie Herlihy at

    Also, for those wishing to pay by purchase order or check, please complete registration, print the invoice, and mail invoice and district purchase order or check PRIOR to the event to:

    Julie Herlihy- Conference Chair

     24 Hudson St. 

    Milton, Ma 02186

    Cash can be accepted the day of the conference at registration. 

    *Please note that MSPA charges a $75 cancellation fee for cancellations received prior to the conference. *

Past Events

24 May 2019 MSPA Cape and Island Presents: Anxious at School? Practical CBT Strategies and Case Consultation with Dr. Jessica Stewart, Psy.D
10 May 2019 MSPA Spring Casino Night 2019
10 May 2019 Massachusetts School Psychologists Association Spring 2019 Conference: Reflection & Practice; Race, Language, & Gender
30 Apr 2019 Western MA Chapter Spring Celebration
05 Apr 2019 MSPA Western MA Chapter Spring Conference 2019: Struggling Learners: Tier Two Strategies Specifically for ADHD, LD, ODD, and ASD
12 Mar 2019 MSPA Mock Interviews
04 Mar 2019 Rapid Interactive screening Test for Autism (RITA-T) in Toddlers
16 Nov 2018 MSPA Student Social
15 Nov 2018 CANCELLED: MSPA Western MA Chapter Fall Conference 2018: Struggling Learners: Tier Two Strategies Specifically for ADHD, LD, ODD, and ASD
02 Nov 2018 MSPA Fall Conference Creating a Multi-Tiered Social Emotional Support System Responsive to All Students
28 Sep 2018 MSPA Cape and Island Presents: Using standardized assessment tools to evaluate Autism Spectrum Disorder
11 May 2018 MSPA Casino Night
11 May 2018 MSPA Spring Conference: Interventions to Support the Whole Child
06 Apr 2018 MSPA Western MA Chapter Spring Conference 2018: Social Emotional Assessment and Learning - Supporting Individual and School Wide Efforts
15 Mar 2018 The Refugee/Immigrant Experience
05 Mar 2018 Using Standardized Assessment Tools to Evaluate Autism Spectrum Disorder
09 Jan 2018 Mock Interviews
12 Dec 2017 MSPA Western MA Holiday Get Together
16 Nov 2017 MSPA Western MA Chapter Fall Conference 2017: Working with Students with Autism in Schools
27 Oct 2017 MSPA Fall Conference 2017: Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-5 and WIAT-3/ LD Identification, Legally Defensible Reports & Expert Testimony for the Savvy School Psychologist
12 May 2017 MSPA Student Spring Social Event
12 May 2017 MSPA Spring Conference: Education as a Civil Right for All: Implications for Professional Practice
25 Apr 2017 PBIS and SEL: Addressing Complex Group and Individual Student Issues at Tiers 2 and 3 (Western MA Workshop Series - #4)
20 Apr 2017 MSPA Statehouse Visit
11 Apr 2017 Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA) Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
07 Apr 2017 MSPA Cape and Islands, Ethics: A Real World Approach to Real World Challenges!
28 Mar 2017 PBIS and SEL: Addressing Systems Level Implementation and Tier 1 Issues (Western MA Workshop Series - #3)
21 Mar 2017 MSPA PIZZA AND PD: Understanding and Supporting Gender Diversity in School
10 Jan 2017 Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA) Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
10 Jan 2017 MSPA Event: Mock Job Interviews
18 Nov 2016 Cross-Battery Assessment, SLD Determination, and the Assessment-Intervention Connection
18 Nov 2016 MSPA Cape and Islands Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-V & WIAT-III LD Identification
08 Nov 2016 MSPA Bilingual School Psychologist Meet-up
28 Oct 2016 MSPA FALL CONFERENCE: Brief Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: A Toolbox of Practical Techniques
25 Oct 2016 Proactive Efforts to Reduce the Stress of Ethical Decision-Making In Practice (Western MA Workshop Series - #2)
06 Oct 2016 PIZZA and PD: Executive Function in the Everyday Context: The Evidence for Assessment and Intervention
27 Sep 2016 Advanced Interpretation of the WISC-5 and WIAT-3/ LD Identification (Western MA Workshop Series - #1)
13 May 2016 MSPA Casino Night
13 May 2016 Supporting Student Behavior at School: Strategies that Work
12 May 2016 Wine and Cheese Social and Book Talk
26 Apr 2016 MSPA-West MA Workshop IV: Tier 3 - Supporting Individual Students (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
22 Mar 2016 MSPA-West MA Workshop III: Tier 2 - Check-In/Check-Out and Small Group Support (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
06 Nov 2015 MSPA-West MA Fall Conference: Executive Functioning Interventions for a Changing Child and Adolescent Brain
20 Oct 2015 MSPA-West MA Workshop II: Tier 1 -Classroom Support (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
09 Oct 2015 Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Emotional Problems and Risk with the BASC-3
22 Sep 2015 MSPA-West MA Workshop I: Tier 1 - School Wide Support Overview (Series: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools)
15 May 2015 MSPA Spring Conference: The Woodcock-Johnson IV
14 May 2015 MSPA Wine and Cheese Social, Student Presentations, Gallery Walk, and Book Talk
28 Apr 2015 Extending Positive Behavior Support to the Home for Behaviorally Vulnerable Youth
24 Mar 2015 Best Practices in Tier II Reading Instruction
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