Professional Development Center

Best Practices in Applied Psychology Fall 2014 Workshop Series

The School of Education and Human Development School Psychology Program and Professional Development Center at the University of Southern Maine are pleased to announce the following workshops for psychologists and related mental health professionals during the 2014 fall semester.

All events will be held in Bailey Hall on the USM Gorham Campus. All events have psychology CEUs available.

To download a registration form (pdf) please click here.


Date Topic Times Cost
11/21 WISC-V Update 1pm-4pm $75.00
12/12 PREPaRE Workshop 1 (includes $35 materials fee) 8:30am-4pm $180.00

Workshop Descriptions

WISC-V Update (3.0 APA CE credits included)
November 21, 2014; 1:00pm-4:00pm
10 Bailey Hall, USM Gorham Campus

In this presentation we will review the WISC-V sub-test changes. Attendees will learn about what has been dropped from the WISC-IV and what has been added to the WISC-V. We will review the new structure of the test and explore the new fluid reasoning and visual-spatial tests. Interpretative options will be provided. Attendees will learn about scoring and the new iPad admnistrative and scoring system, called Q-Interactive. We will review some of the preliminary evidence on reliability and validity so attendees will be able to assess the value of the new test and whether it meets professional standards. We will also examine data on various clinical populations and correlations of the WISC-V with other known psychological tests.

PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention and Preparedness - Comprehensive School Safety Planning (6.5 NASP CPDs included)
December 12, 2014; 8:30am-4:00pm (Please register by November 12, 2014)
10 Bailey Hall, USM Gorham Campus

Click here (pdf) for the workshop flyer.

Learn how to establish and sustain comprehensive school safety efforts. Specific attention will be given to developing, exercising, and evaluating safety/crisis teams and plans. The workshop also addresses issues associated with the media, students with special needs, culture, and memorials. From this workhop participants will be better able to improve school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff member crisis response capabilities. Bring your whole school crisis team to this training.