Are you interested in recruiting school psychologists and/or interns for your district?
If so, then sign up to have a district representative attend the annual Networking Breakfast on at the CSSP Conference Saturday, November 4th from 7:30-9:30am at the Grand Hyatt Vail. Click this Link to sign up for a table.
The CSSP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is seeking nominations for school psychologist practitioners demonstrating outstanding work in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusive practices. Please submit a CSSP member who exemplifies the following criteria:
· Gives voice and demonstrates reflection on prior professional practices to shift thinking that influences the current status of professional practices with intent to heal and repair harm; (e.g., use your voice)
· Acknowledges the lack of diversity and inclusion within professional practices and uses data-informed decision-making to inform changes in training and professional practices; and/or (e.g., you know better, so you can do better)
· Works to ensure proportionate diversity representation of school psychologists in K-12 schools through recruitment and retention efforts to ensure practitioner demographics align with the demographic representation of students in Colorado schools. (e.g., better representation)
DEI Nomination Form
Two awardees will be selected within the nomination pool and receive acknowledgement at the Colorado Society of School Psychologists 2023 Fall Conference (conference attendance NOT required).
Nominations will close on Friday, 10/6/23. Please direct all questions about this nomination process to Dr. Jane Lineman at email@example.com.
The Colorado Society of School Psychologists has a mini-grant program designed to support new practitioners. The CSSP Early Career Mini-Grant is completely dependent on private donations and proceeds from the CSSP raffle held at the annual fall conference. For the 2023-2024 school year, $800 is available for mini-grants, with a maximum amount awarded per grant of $400. Mini-grant funds may be used for the following purposes: materials to support direct instruction in a classroom or virtually; education and training materials; relevant professional development activities/workshops; assessment materials; items which help meet the basic needs of children; therapeutic curricula; relevant apps and/or games; and books for children. Grants may not be used for CSSP fall conference registration fees.
Current CSSP Members who meet the following qualifications are eligible to apply:- Currently working in the field of school psychology in a school in Colorado
- Less than 3 years of experience and/or graduation from a school psychology graduate program within the last 3 years. If you are in your third year of practice, you may apply.
See our 2023-24 CSSP Mini-Grant Flyer.pdf for more information.
Click HERE to apply. Applications are due by October 6th!
2023 CSSP Fall Conference:Colorado School Psychologists: Support, Advocate, Lead
The conference will be held at the beautiful Grand Hyatt in Vail Nov. 2nd -4th
This year’s conference theme Colorado School Psychologists: Support, Advocate, Lead focuses on the role we take as leaders in our schools, communities, and beyond. Highlighting all the ways school psychologists can lead in our work, this theme hopes to inspire practitioners to see themselves as leaders and consider other opportunities to expand their reach in the lives of students and families and our profession at large.
See our 2023 CSSP_Fall_Conference_Flyer.pdf for more information.
Conference RegistrationRegister online using the PayPal buttons below or fill out this CSSP 2023 Conference Registration Form.pdf and send it with check or money order payable to “CSSP” to: CSSP Fall Conference, P.O. Box 460091, Aurora, CO 80046-0091. CSSP Members - be sure to login and go to the Member Event Registration button at the top of the page to get the reduced member rates!!
Registration received after October 15th will include a late fee of $20.Online registration closes October 27th, 2023.Onsite registration opens November 2, 2023.
CSSP Members: Pick up your free gift at the registration area when you check in!
Lodging Information: Conference attendees will receive room rates starting at $169.00/night at the Vail Hyatt in beautiful Vail, CO ($50 daily resort fee waived!!). Bring your friends and family and make it a weekend getaway! Room Reservations: Book your room at the Vail Hyatt Resort by October 15th to get the group rate at: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/EGEGH/G-Q3OL
Venue Amenities for Hotel Guests:• Valet parking fees will be discounted to $20 per vehicle per night •Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms• Complimentary wireless internet in the meeting space over program dates• 10% discount on a la carte spa services • 10% discount in the hotel’s restaurants and bar on all food and beverages. (Does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity) • Hotel will honor group room rate to conference attendees 3 days prior and 3 days after conference on a space availability basis.
ADA ACCOMMODATIONS Electronic handouts will be provided ahead of the conference for you to download, print, and/or emboss.
If you require an accommodation(s) for the conference please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. All accommodations must be requested no later than two weeks prior to the event. Accommodations requested after this time cannot be guaranteed.
Accommodations Notice: If you have registered and are then unable to attend the conference, we ask for at least a 72-hour notice of cancellation, so that CSSP can be proactive with cancelling requested accommodation services ahead of the training. Thank you!
The Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 School Psychologist of the Year. If you would like to nominate an exemplary school psychologist for this honor, please see the guidelines outlined below. Co-workers, supervisors, students, parents, and anyone else who has worked with the nominee in a professional setting may write letters of support. CSSP only considers school psychologists currently working in the school setting. A committee of educational professionals will review all nomination packets submitted. The winner will be announced at the CSSP Fall Conference. Additionally, they will then have the opportunity to be nominated for NASP’s School Psychologist of the Year.
School Psychologist of the Year 2023 Nomination Form
STEP 1- By September 30, 2023
Nominator will complete a nomination google form describing why the candidate should be considered for this award, and complete the contact information on the google form. In your nomination statement, please give specific examples in any of the following areas: data-based decision making; consultation & collaboration; interventions & instructional support to develop academic skills; interventions & mental health support to develop social & life skills; school-wide practices to promote learning; prevention, crisis intervention & mental health support; family-school & community collaboration; diversity in development & learning; research and program evaluation; legal, ethical and professional behavior; performs job in an exemplary manner; earns respect of others; professional memberships and leadership activities. You will be able to go back into the google form to upload letters of recommendation.
STEP 2- By October 15, 2023
Congratulations to Rasheeda Ouedraogo who has been elected as the 2023-24 CSSP President Elect! Rasheeda is the current Chair of the CSSP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and a school psychologist int he Cherry Creek School District.
Congratulations to Jane Lineman who has been elected as the 2023-24 CSSP Secretary! Jane serves on the CSSP DEI Committee and is the Team Lead Student Safety Coordinator with Denver Public Schools.
Both Rasheeda and Jane were elected unanimously by CSSP members with a total of 74 votes each.
in an attempt to end the shortage of school psychologists in Colorado, CSSP now is partnering with CDE to post open school psychologist positions.
Current openings can be found here: Open Mental Health Positions for 2022-2023 School Year
Colorado School Districts:
Do you want help recruiting for your open school psychologist positions?
Every year, we send CSSP board members to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention. At the convention, we network with school psychologists from around the nation. We also will have a booth to advertise school psychologist positions and to recruit out of state candidates. Our goal is to support our Colorado school districts in recruiting school psychologist to address the shortage of school psychologists in our state.
If you/your district is interested in partnering with us and advertise your school psychologist positions, we would be happy to distribute flyers for each of you.
if you are interested in having us advertise your positions at the NASP convention, email Krista Klabo at email@example.com with all pertinent info and/or send a pdf of a flyer by February 14th.
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