Fall 2012 Conference


November 9th, 2012 @ Moore Norman Technology Center

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Conference Fees


Regular Member Fee - $90.00 Must have active Regular Membership status (Regular Membership = $60.00 for one year)
Associate Member Fee - $90.00 Must have active Associate Membership status (Associate Membership = $60.00 for one year)
Nonmember Fee - $150.00 Fall Conference Attendance
Student Member Fee - $90.00 Must have active Student Membership status (Student Membership = $30.00 for one year with coupon code)

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Dr. Stephen E. Brock: School Suicide Prevention



This keynote session will focus on empirically- derived suicide prevention methods in the schools. Dr. Brock, a nationally renowned expert in the field of crisis intervention and response, will provide important information and tools on the difficult and salient concern of suicide. Topics include primary prevention of suicide including preventing suicidal ideation and behavior; secondary prevention of suicide including staff procedures and risk assessment; and information on national and state suicide statistics.

Afternoon Breakout Sessions



Heartline-HeartLine connects Oklahomans to help, hope & information - 24 hours a day. HeartLine provides crisis intervention, compassionate listening, and information and referrals through various health and human service help lines. HeartLine provides community outreach through youth and adult suicide prevention trainings and community presentations. Presented by Rachel Yates, Directory of Suicide Prevention and Outreach Programs

Regional Rally- A great opportunity to learn about exciting changes within OSPA, to voice your concerns and questions, and to network with school psychologists in your region!

Dr. Stephen E. Brock- This breakout will focus on factors that make suicide postvention a special form of crisis intervention. Dr. Brock will provide a postvention protocol and step- by-step guidance on responding to completed suicide.

About Dr. Stephen E. Brock:


Dr. Stephen E. Brock is a Professor and the School Psychology Program Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). His professional preparation includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, and a Ph.D. in Education (with an emphasis in psychological studies) at the University of California, Davis, where he researched Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. University courses taught have included Educational Research, Functional Assessment of Behavior, Preventive Psychological Interventions, Psychology in the Schools, and Human Development and Learning. A Nationally Certified School Psychologists (NCSP) and Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP), Dr. Brock worked for 18 years as a school psychologist with the Lodi Unified School District (the last 6 of which included assignment as Lead Psychologist) before joining the CSUS faculty. As a school psychologist he helped to develop the district's school crisis response protocol, served on an autism specialty team, and specialized in functional behavioral assessment. A member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) since 1985, Dr. Brock currently serves as a Contributing Editor to the Communiqué (the NASP newsletter), is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the School Psychology Review, is a member of the National Emergency Assistance Team, and is co-chair of the PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Curriculum workgroup. In addition, he previously served as the California representative to the NASP Delegate Assembly, the Western Region Representative to the NASP Executive Council, and Coordinator of the Crisis Management Interest Group. He was the lead editor of the NASP publication Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention and lead author of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model. Dr. Brock received NASP's Presidential award in 2004 and 2006, and the Crisis Management Interest Group's Award of Excellence in 2006 and 2007. At the state level, Dr. Brock is a past president of the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP). Previously, he served CASP as the Region X representative, the Employment Relations Specialist, the Convention Chairperson, was on the editorial board of CASP Today (the CASP newsletter), and was an Associate Editor of The California School Psychologist (which has the second largest circulation of any peer reviewed school psychology journal in the nation). In 1997 he received CASP’s Outstanding School Psychologist award. Dr. Brock's academic work has included study of school-based crisis intervention; system level school crisis response; suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention; ADHD; functional behavioral assessment; violence prevention; threat assessment; reading; and autism. His curriculum vitate lists over 230 publications (including 15 book titles) and over 140 invited or refereed state/national/international conference presentations. Recently he was lead author of the books School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model and Identifying, Assessing, and Treat ADHD at School. Currently in press is the second edition of Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (to be published by the National Association of School Psychologists). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of School Violence, and along with Dr. Shane R. Jimerson, is editor of a book series for Springer Science+Business Media titled Developmental Psychopathology Scientist Practitioner at School Series. Books from this series, which find Dr. Brock also playing an authorship role, include: Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Autism at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Bipolar Disorder at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Dyslexia at School; Identifying, Assessing, and Treating ADHD at School; and Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Self-Injury at School. His books have been translated into Greek, Japanese, and Chinese.

OSPA~ Giving Back


Conference Supported Charity: Heartline. Please bring monetary donations for this worthy agency.



Hotel and Travel Info

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Norman. Rooms are $69 plus tax for a room with two queen beds. Rooms must be reserved by November 1 in order to receive this discount. Please mention "Oklahoma School Psychological Association" or "OSPA" when reserving your room.

840 Copperfield Drive
Norman, OK 73072
701-5200


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4701 12th Ave NW
Norman, OK 73069



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