Louisiana School 




Annual Conference

About: The conference is planned by Executive Council and Committee members of LSPA. All sessions have NASP documented credits for professional development offered for registered participants. LSPA membership is provided in conference registration for those who desire membership.

Call for Papers: Use the link below to submit a presentation proposal for the 2019 conference. Submit by 9/25/19. We welcome submissions from a wide range of professionals (e.g., school psychologists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, faculty) and students. https://forms.gle/FzBhon1EoN5cb2tT7

Call for Posters: The Thursday evening Sip & See is a student poster session with prizes offered in multiple categories. Submit a proposal for a poster by 10/15/19 at this link: https://forms.gle/UTzWbJWaTqGWBsi47

Exhibits: Exhibitors and advertisers will have an opportunity to set up displays for our conference attendees.

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1521 W Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 235-6111 Phone

Use this Hotel Registration Code for 2019: LPA

Dates:  Nov. 6-8, 2019

Service: If you are interested in helping, please contact LSPA President

The 39th Annual LSPA Conference: November 6-8, 2019

Data-Driven School Solutions: From Assessment to Intervention 

Register for the 39th LSPA Conference 2019

Register for the PREPaRE Workshop 1 Training

2019 LSPA Conference Speaker Schedule

PREPaRE Workshop 1, Second Edition, 2011

Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning

This 1-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals, administrators, security professionals, and other educators the knowledge and resources to help them establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also emphasizes the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans.

  • Provides a broad overview of the school crisis team's roles and responsibilities, with a special emphasis on crisis prevention and preparedness.

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?

PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

The 38th Annual LSPA Conference: November 7-9, 2018

Stronger Together: A Focus on the Multidisciplinary Team 


Award Winners: 

  • School Psych of the Year: Rachelle Schuck, Plaquemines Parish
  • Presidential Award: Keever Hoffmann, Past President, Plaquemines Parish
  • Member of the Year: Amber Boykin, Past President, Lincoln Parish
  • Will Bergeron Memorial Scholarship: Laura Cornell, Tulane University
  • Legislator of the Year: Senator Dan W. "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings

Induction of Lifetime Honorary Memberships:

  • Alan Coulter
  • Emilie Coulter
  • Wayne Stewart

Student Poster Competition: 

1st in Research Category

Amanda White & Victoria Benson, LSUS, Supervising Faculty: Kevin Jones

Gone in 60 Seconds: Comparing Progress Monitoring Strategies

2nd in Research Category

Stefanie Schrieber, Kate Helbig, & James Derieux, USM, Supervising Faculty: Keith Radley (Univ of Utah)

Welcome to the Jungle Gym: Evaluating Recess-Based Social Skills Training

Tie in Translating Research-to-Practice Category

Jaycee Hallum, LSUS, Supervising Faculty: Katherine Wickstrom

Frequent Flyers for Attention: Fixed Time Intervals to Decrease Off-Task Behavior (A practical application of Austin & Soeda, 2008)

Andrea Knowles, LSUS Supervising Faculty: Katherine Wickstrom

Minding What Matters: Using Mindfulness Exercises to Increase Attention in Classrooms (A practical application of Wilson & Dixon, 2010)

    2018 LSPA's 38 Annual Conference Slideshow

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