Four Part Workshop Series: Integrating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and Social Emotional Learning Curricula in Schools
This is Workshop IV of a four part series of workshops on Integrating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curricula in Schools. The series consists of Workshop I: Tier 1 - School Wide Support Overview (completed); Workshop II: Tier 1 - Classroom Support (completed); Workshop III: Tier 2 - Check In/Check Out/Small Group Supports (completed); and Workshop IV: Tier 3 - Supporting Individual Students. Series overview below.
Workshop IV: Tier 3 - Supporting Individual Students
For this workshop, Dr. Sarah Fefer will review assessment and intervention strategies for individual students with social-emotional and behavioral challenges. Specifically, she will review function-based assessment and intervention and a variety of evidence-based social emotional learning curricula appropriate for use with individual students. She will emphasize collaboration with families and community providers to meet student needs and discuss multiple types of partnerships. Additionally, she will discuss ways to link assessment to intervention, and methods to monitor implementation of interventions as well as individual student progress.
Dr. Sarah Fefer, PhD, BCBA is an Assistant Professor in the UMASS Amherst School Psychology Program. She received her doctorate from the University of South Florida and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her dissertation focused on a new assessment approach for adolescents with ADHD and she also specialized in creating Positive Behavior Support systems within secondary schools and families, as well as collaboration between home and school in providing Positive Behavior Supports to at-risk students.
Drs. Sarah Fefer and Sara Whitcomb from the School Psychology program at UMass Amherst will be presenting a series of workshops related to integrating positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) and social emotional learning (SEL) in schools. PBIS is a framework for promoting positive behavior and reducing problem behavior for all students in schools through environmental change. SEL emphasizes promoting student competence by explicitly teaching skills related to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship development, and responsible decision-making. Integrating these two practices into a comprehensive multi-tiered model of support can promote positive outcomes for all individuals within a school. The purpose of this series is to share specific systems, practices, and data that will allow participants to integrate PBIS and SEL to promote success for all students in their schools. We will draw upon the strengths and limitations of each of these approaches and will provide specific case examples to exemplify ways in which PBIS and SEL can be used together. These workshops will be appropriate for teachers, adjustment/guidance counselors, nurses, administrators, and other support staff as well as school psychologists.
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The Red Barn is handicap accessible and arrangements can be made to provide necessary accommodations. Please indicate any needs during the registration process.
Each workshop is 3 hours long and a light dinner is served.
Continuing Education Policy
The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to offer contact hours. The DESE requires the completion of a pre-test, which is to be completed prior to the workshop start time. A post-test is also required and will be given at the end of the conference. Participants must attend the ENTIRE CONFERENCE and satisfy state regulations in order to receive 3 contact hours. Each participant is responsible for knowing and meeting the DESE licensure requirements.
CE HOURS: The Massachusetts School Psychologists Association is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists. In keeping with NASP requirements, these are awarded in contact hours only. CE hours will be awarded at the close of the conference. MSPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Anyone arriving more than 20 minutes late or leaving prior to the conclusion of the program will not receive continuing education credits.