Save the Date! 4th Annual Spring Workshop:
Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Spring 2019 BCASP

* SAVE THE DATE *

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 

Resource and Education Centre: 14123 – 92nd Avenue, Surrey, BC

(right next to the District Education Centre)

Truth and Reconciliation: 

Inclusion Through an Indigenous Lens

Melanie Nelson, Ph.D. Student, School Psychology

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released their final report regarding the ongoing impact of residential schools across social sectors, including several Calls to Action to be addressed within each sector. Within education, there is a call to eliminate gaps in educational outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. In May 2018, the Canadian Psychological Association and The Psychology Foundation of Canada released a response, in which it is stated that psychological assessment of Indigenous peoples is currently a dire situation. It is time to examine issues of inclusion and assessment with Indigenous populations.

In this workshop, Indigenous worldview, including perspectives on assessment and the construct of disability will be explored, as well as issues related to cultural differences, language differences, and the ongoing impact of residential schools. Considerations for assessment with Indigenous people will be shared, along with ideas for taking up Reconciliation in the practice of school psychology.

Melanie is from the St’át’imc and Stó:lō Nations, and is a certified school psychologist with the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists. She has previous experience teaching kindergarten through grade 12, and adults. She has taught in mainstream, adapted, modified, and alternate settings, at the classroom, whole school, and district levels. Melanie is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Her Master of Arts thesis explored the experience of Indigenous parents who have a child identified with special needs, and her dissertation will focus on the experience of Indigenous students with mental health services in public schools. She is training under Elder Gerry Oleman, who is a healer from the St’át’imc Nation, and learning Western approaches to counselling. Melanie has experience presenting at several national and international conferences regarding inclusion and Indigenous populations.

This workshop will also be available via webinar.  For details go to BCASP.ca.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Resource and Education Centre: 14123 – 92nd Avenue, Surrey, BC

 

Truth and Reconciliation: 

Inclusion Through an Indigenous Lens

AGENDA

For particular dietary restrictions, please email Sally-Ann Ambrosio at ambrosio_s@surreyschools.ca by April 26, 2019

8:30 – REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 – SESSION BEGINS                    

10:30 – 10:50 – BREAK                         

12:00-1:00 – CATERED LUNCH:          

2:30 – 2:50 – BREAK                            

4:00 – WRAP-UP                                  

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE

BEFORE APRIL 19, 2019

AFTER APRIL 19, 2019

BCASP MEMBER:                           $85.00

BCASP MEMBER:                         $100.00

BCASP NON-MEMBER:               $110.00

BCASP NON-MEMBER:               $125.00

WEBINAR SITE RATE:                  $130.00

WEBINAR SITE RATE:                  $130.00

*Day-of Registration Welcome

  

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The purposes of BCASP (the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists) are to represent the interests of school psychologists and to further the standards of school psychology practice in order to promote effective service to all students and their families. Read More

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