The PBASP membership seeks to include the entire profession of school psychology, from the first year graduate student to the experienced practitioner. Although most members are working with students in schools, PBASP welcomes membership from individuals engaged in the training of school psychologists, school psychologists working as administrators or supervisors, and thos associated with a related field such as counseling. We invite you to join the committed professionals represented by the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists.
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Join us at the Kravis Center for our End of the Year Luncheon!! PBASP will honor our retiring school psychologists and present the Petway Award and the Outstanding Employee of the Year!
What a wonderful Luncheon!!!
Congratulations to Joanne King, Margo Bash and Denise Porto! Best Wishes on your new journey!
Congratulations to Kevin McCormick as the 2013 recipient of the PBASP Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award!!
Congratulations to Kim Berryhill as the 2013 recipient of the Petway Award!!
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“Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists”
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Maria I. Iglesias, School Psychologist
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The Superintendent of the Palm Beach County School District has declared November 14-18 as School Psychology Awareness Week in Palm Beach County. The proclamation was announced at a recent School Board meeting in October. Lead School Psychologist for the District were on hand to receive the proclamation for staff.
From left to right: Dr. Kathi Gundlach, Karen-Lane Garland, Dr. Angelo De Simone, Tony Silva, and Dave Ramos. The announcement was made in conjunction with the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) designation of November 14–18, 2011, as National School Psychology Awareness Week.
President Dave Ramos of the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists (PBASP) spoke to the Palm Beach County School Board on April 20th this year concerning the important roles of school psychologist in assisting all children to learn within the District.
His full text is here:
“Superintendent Malone and Ladies and Gentlemen of the board…
My name is David Ramos and I am the current President of the Palm Beach Association of School Psychologists- also known as PBASP. The mission of PBASP is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all students by providing comprehensive services that prevent problems, enhance independence, and encourage optimal learning within the schools of Palm Beach County. This mission is accomplished through professional training, advocacy, ethical standards, program evaluation, and caring professional service. PBASP is comprised of 69 total members, 66 of which are employed with the School District of Palm Beach County. Many of these individuals are seated behind me tonight.
School psychologists touch the lives of students every day, at every grade level, in every school in Palm Beach County. We are highly trained to address barriers to learning across the spectrum of educational issues at the individual, classroom, and building-wide levels, particularly given mandates established by No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Our specialized skills allow us to play a key role in assessing student needs and helping to remove barriers to student achievement and outcomes. We help improve student performance by providing psycho-educational assessments for learning, behavior, and mental health problems; support for English Language Learners; group and individual counseling; drop-out prevention; positive behavioral supports; consultation with school staff, parents , and community agencies; risk assessment; and crisis intervention and postvention services. Additionally, we have extensive knowledge of school law, and we work to ensure that school-based multidisciplinary teams are compliant with federal and state statutes. To offer a snapshot of who school psychologists are, I’d like to quote Dr. Gene Cash, the former president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and a nationally recognized leader in the field, “School psychologists are the one professional in our schools who know more about behavior and mental health than most educators, while understanding more about education than most other mental health professionals.” We are THE BEST TRAINED mental health professionals in our schools today.
Ladies and gentlemen, in these stressful political and economic times, I hope you recognize the value of our role and support what we do for our students every day.
Thank you for the opportunity”
I interviewed Dr. Phil Lazarus, current President Elect of NASP, at the NASP Annual conference this year. This is the second in a series of “Conversations With…” that I bloged from the NASP conference. We spoke about next year’s NASP conference and on going professional development for school psychologists.
Dr. Lazarus indicated that NASP will be looking to expand professional development by offering more opportunities on line via the “Life Long Learning Model” next year via the NASP Web Site.
Listen to interviews here.
More to come.
I sat down with Dr. Gene Cash, Past President of NASP , at the annual NASP conference in San Francesco today and we spoke about “Total Education” or Time on Task Advances Learning”. The interview reviewed the concept of year long schools and how to maximize leaning in the US and the role of school psychologists and RtI. This will be a 2 part series of my interview with Dr Cash. The interviews are approximately 15 minutes in length each. You can listen them here once posted.
Started the day meeting Dr. Gene Cash Past President NASP. I will be interviewing him on Thursday morning . The topic will be the direction of education (school psychology) going forward in light of all the reforms going on in the news (budget cutbacks etc).
Also, I will meeting with Bill Donaldson from FASP and we will be discussing PBS in Florida some time later this week. Dr. Scott Poland former President of NASP is here and I will try meet with him and review cyber bullying as it is impacting students in the schools and our roles.
Finally, I met with Dr. Agnes Shine from Barry University and we discussed the Universities roles training Interns to be prepared for RtI.
I will post pictures next week on Share Point and on the PBASP web site at PBASP.org.
More to come.