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Upcoming events

    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Meeting

    Incorporating Positive Psychology in School Psychology Practice: Promoting Students’ Complete Mental Health in a Multi-Tiered Framework

    Virtual Presenter- Shannon Suldo, Ph.D., Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida

    Description- In addition to preventing and reducing mental health problems, fostering students’ subjective well-being (i.e., happiness) is essential to ensuring optimal outcomes. This professional development will convey best practices in promotion of student complete mental health, through positive psychology programs and practices that generate positive emotions and strengthen relationships. Positive psychology conceptualizes mental health as the presence of strengths, virtues, and happiness. This professional development will increase participants’ knowledge of how to assess and promote students’ happiness. Evidence-based positive psychology programs and practices across a range of psychological services will be reviewed, including universal (schoolwide and classwide), small-group, and individualized interventions. Participants will learn how to administer, score, and use tools to measure positive psychology constructs, such as life satisfaction and character strengths. Participants will learn specific programs and practices for promoting all children’s happiness through strategies that target improvements in the factors correlated with children’s subjective well-being, including positive teacher-student relationships evident in schools with a healthy climate, as well as students’ personal levels of gratitude, hope, and use of character strengths. Participants will become familiar with the Well-Being Promotion Program, a promising school-based 10-week program with lesson plans available in Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions is Schools ( Participants will also become familiar with a model of complete mental health that directs attention to both positive and negative indicators of well-being and problems, respectively. This dual-factor model has been incorporated into statewide and district planning for fostering students complete mental health, and professional guides for best practices in student mental health services, such as Fostering the Emotional Well-Being of our Youth: A School-Based Approach (

    Cost- Free to GASP Members       &       $25 for Non members

    Note- Virtual Hosting Link will be sent to registrants morning of presentation

    Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this half-day professional development, attendees will have knowledge in each of the following areas:

    A. How Complete Mental Health Links to Students’ Academic Success

    a. Knowledge of traditional and current conceptualizations of mental health (e.g., disease/distress model vs. comprehensive models of “Complete Mental Health” from a positive psychology perspective that include indicators of wellness in addition to emotional distress)

    b. Knowledge of studies that demonstrate links between students’ mental health (including happiness) and their academic achievement and schooling experiences

    B. Essential Features of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to Promote Complete Mental Health

    a. Knowledge of evidence-based programs and practices recommended for inclusion in a multi-tiered framework for school mental health that includes universal (Tier 1), targeted (Tier 2), and indicated/individual and crisis services (Tier 3).

    C. Introduction to Positive Psychology: Understanding and Assessing Key Constructs Relevant to Students’ Happiness

    Knowledge of key constructs within the field of positive psychology, including subjective well-being (i.e., happiness), character strengths, strong relationships, and how these constructs relate to youth resilience

    Knowledge of how positive psychology fits in with other services in a multi-tiered system of supports for student mental health

    D. Positive Psychology Programs and Practices to Increase Happiness

    Knowledge of universal (Tier 1) programs and practices for promoting students’ well-being through schoolwide and classwide prevention efforts that strengthen relationships, and cultivate positive emotions about the past, present, and future

    Knowledge of targeted (Tier 2 and Tier 3) positive psychology interventions for promoting students’ happiness.

    Presenter Information- Shannon Suldo, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School Psychology Program at the University of South Florida. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2004. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Florida and continues to provide school-based mental health services to youth in the Tampa area. She has extensive research and clinical experiences in school-based mental health services, including: establishing empirical links between student mental health and academic success; conceptualizing and measuring student mental health in a dual-factor model that considers psychopathology and well-being; evidence-based positive psychology interventions for promoting positive indicators of student well-being; schoolwide strategies to identify youth with mental health problems; and factors that limit and facilitate school psychologists’ provision of school mental health services. She also studies the stress, coping strategies, and mental health of high school students in accelerated courses, and is Principal Investigator of two large federal grant to identify and build factors that predict success among students in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses. She has published more than 70 studies that convey findings from her research on how to assess and promote complete mental health. She is the author of Promoting Student Happiness: Positive Psychology Interventions in Schools, a 2016 book within the Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, and co-editor of Fostering the Emotional Well-Being of our Youth: A School-Based Approach, a 2021 book published by Oxford.

    • 17 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • The Conference Center- Jekyll Island, GA


    GASP Conference - 50th Anniversary of our Annual Event!
    NEW DATE- March 17-19, 2021

    The Convention Center Jekyll Island
    75 Beachview Dr 
    N. Jekyll Island, GA 31527

    Dates have been adjusted due to ongoing COVID concerns.

    We have received feedback from a number of members and have been monitoring recommendations for gatherings, as well as various organizations and their approach to organizing groups in person.

    The 50th celebration and conference for this 2020-2021 school year will now occur in Spring. The 50th celebration will be held March 17-19, 2021 at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Options will be available for online participation.

    Please plan to join us and celebrate GASP and our profession!

    Jason Linticum, President
    Georgia Association of School Psychologists


Past events

28 Aug 2020 Summer Leadership Board Meeting Rescheduled TBA
11 Jun 2020 Zoom GASP Executive Board Meeting
01 Jun 2020 Post Pandemic - Trauma Informed Schools- Special 3 Session Series
24 Apr 2020 Spring Drive-In - CANCELLED - Click for more info
29 Feb 2020 Board Meeting and Strategic Planning
13 Dec 2019 Region 5 Workshop
11 Nov 2019 School Psychology Awareness Week
23 Oct 2019 Fall Conference 2019- 49th Annual Conference
22 Oct 2019 Fall Executive Board Meeting 2019 (Tuesday)
09 Aug 2019 Summer Leadership Board Meeting AUG 9-10
15 Jul 2019 NASP PPI Training Info & Application
26 Feb 2019 GASP General business meeting 4:30 - 5:30
26 Feb 2019 Executive Board Meeting
26 Feb 2019 NASP Convention ATLANTA 2019
25 Jan 2019 Region 5 Workshop
18 Jan 2019 Region 10/ SE SP Consortium Workshop
07 Nov 2018 Region 1 Workshop - Autism Spectrum Disorder Case Study and Beyond
24 Oct 2018 Fall Conference 2018- 48th Annual Conference
23 Oct 2018 Fall Executive Board Meeting 2018 (Tuesday)
03 Aug 2018 Summer Leadership Board Meeting
27 Apr 2018 Spring Drive-In- APR 27, 2018
26 Apr 2018 Spring GASP Board Meeting
13 Apr 2018 Region 9 Workshop - SE Engagement in Classroom
16 Mar 2018 Region 10 & SE SP Consortium - PVAT & Online Assessment
30 Jan 2018 Region 5 Workshop - ESOL Evals
19 Jan 2018 Region 6 Workshop-CANCELLED
13 Nov 2017 School Psychology Awareness Week
31 Oct 2017 Region 1 Workshop - Advanced WISC5 Use/ Spanish WISC5
16 Oct 2017 Fall Conference 2017- 47th Annual Conference
15 Oct 2017 Fall Executive Board Meeting 2017 (Sunday)
31 Aug 2017 Region 6 Workshop on Autism
11 Aug 2017 Summer Leadership Board Meeting - Lake Blackshear Resort
20 Apr 2017 GASP Spring Conference 2017 ~ 4/20 & 4/21
10 Mar 2017 The Assessment of School Psychologist Services (GASP SEI) Workshop
17 Feb 2017 Region 10 Winter Workshop - SPED Legal Issues
31 Jan 2017 Region 3 Lunch & Learn
18 Jan 2017 Region 5 Workshop
14 Jan 2017 Winter Exec. Bd Meeting- JAN 14, 2017
14 Nov 2016 School Psychology Awareness Week
21 Oct 2016 Region 10 Fall Workshop - BASC3 - VABS3
03 Oct 2016 Fall Conference 2016- 46th Annual Conference
02 Oct 2016 Fall Board Meeting 2016 (Sunday)
12 Aug 2016 Summer Leadership Board Meeting - Lake Blackshear Resort
28 Apr 2016 Spring Conference 2016 ~ 4/28 & 4/29
27 Feb 2016 Winter Exec. Bd Meeting- FEB 27, 2016
10 Feb 2016 GASP Day at the Capitol
09 Nov 2015 School Psychology Awareness Week
05 Oct 2015 Fall Conference 2015- 45th Annual Conference
04 Oct 2015 Fall Board Meeting 2015 (Sunday) INFO TBA
14 Aug 2015 Summer Leadership Board Meeting
28 Apr 2015 Spring Drive-In- APR 28, 2015- Dr Naglieri
24 Feb 2015 GASP / GCASE / SSTAGE Collaborative Workshop on Progress Monitoring
29 Sep 2014 Fall Conference 2014 - 44th Annual - Get to the Core of It!
28 Sep 2014 Fall Board Meeting 2014 (Sunday)
14 Jun 2014 Summer Leadership Meeting- JUN 14, 2014
25 Apr 2014 Spring Drive-In 2014 -- Math/ Writing -- Assess/ Interven.
24 Apr 2014 Spring 2014 GASP Board Meeting
11 Jan 2014 Winter Exec. Bd Meeting- JAN. 11, 2014
11 Nov 2013 School Psychology Awareness Week
30 Sep 2013 43rd Annual Fall Conference- 2013- E Max!
29 Sep 2013 Fall 2013 Board Meeting (Sunday)
08 Jun 2013 Summer Leadership Board Meeting
26 Apr 2013 Spring Drive-In Conference 2013
25 Apr 2013 GASP Spring Board Meeting
26 Jan 2013 Winter Exec. Bd Meeting- JAN. 26, 2013
12 Nov 2012 School Psychology Awareness Week
09 Sep 2012 Suicide Awareness Prevention Week
27 Aug 2012 42nd Annual Conference- Fall 2012- Building Alliances: One Person at a Time
25 Aug 2012 GASP Leadership Retreat (Sat.) & Board Meeting (Sun.)
27 Apr 2012 Spring Drive-In Conference with Dr. George McCloskey
26 Apr 2012 Spring Exec. Bd Meeting- April 26, 2012
21 Jan 2012 Winter Exec. Bd Meeting- JAN. 21, 2012
14 Nov 2011 School Psychology Awareness Week
29 Aug 2011 GASP Fall Conference 2011
28 Aug 2011 GASP Executive Board Meeting
27 Aug 2011 GASP Leadership Retreat
29 Apr 2011 Spring Drive-In Conference with Dr. Kevin McGrew
22 Jan 2011 GASP Winter Executive Board Meeting
08 Nov 2010 School Psychology Awareness Week
30 Aug 2010 GASP Fall Conference 2010
19 Jun 2010 GASP Virtual Business Meeting

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