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School psychologists are the mental health professionals who help children and youth overcome barriers to success in school, at home, and in life. They use many different strategies to address individual needs, as well as enhance systems that support students on school and district-wide levels.

School psychologists lower barriers to healthy learning and behavior through intervention, prevention, assessment, consultation, and advocacy. School psychologists work with parents, educators, and other mental health service providers to help each child develop resiliency, competence, and self esteem, resulting in improving the lives and learning of children and youth. (National Association of School Psychologists, 2004).

Note:  For information about Colorado licensing requirements in the area of school psychology, please refer to the information contained within Educator Licensing’s Endorsement Requirements page under “Special Service Provider Endorsements"



The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disorders: A Framework for Effective Interventions

Steven G. Feifer, DEd, NCSP, ABSNP will deliver a 6-hour workshop at the CSSP Summer Institute, co-sponsored by CDE and the Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP)

This workshop will explore the neural architecture of emotional behavior by examining various brain structures laying the foundation for higher level social skill functioning.  Specific biological factors related to the development of social competence and emotional self-regulation will be explored.   There will be a detailed discussion on behavioral self-regulation, anxiety disorders, and depression from a brain-based educational perspective.  Particular focus will be on factors leading to emotional dysregulation and the neurobiological underpinnings of stress.  Schools can enhance emotional wellness in children through early prevention efforts, appropriate assessment strategies, and an improved school climate to foster emotional growth for all children.  The specific learning objectives include:

  1. Discuss the relationship between emotional disorders and poor self-regulation skills, bullying behavior, and limited academic success in school.
  2. Discuss the neural architecture of emotional functioning by examining six key brain regions responsible for behavioral self-regulation.
  3. Explore the neurobiological correlates and treatment options for psychopathy and emotional dysregulation, depression, and anxiety disorders in children.
  4. Present a treatment algorithm utilizing counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent training, and neurofeedback to promote emotional wellness in children.
  5. Explore effective classroom interventions, treatment options, and assessment strategies for children with emotional self-regulation and conduct disorders.

When: June 16, 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where: Adams 12 Conference Center - Aspen Room, 1500 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241

See flyer for more information, including registration:  Flyer for Neuropsychology Workshop (PDF)




For more information, please contact:

Julia Wigert
Email Julia Wigert
Phone: (303) 866-6933

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