KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Empowering Children, Educators, and Families
Betsy Crawford, Ed.D. NCSP
KASP STRATEGIC PLAN & BOARD FOCUS
KASP shall sustain quality, affordable professional development emphasizing NASP approved professional development.
SAVE THE DATE
Fall 2018 KASP Convention
October 4th and 5th
Since our last newsletter, the KASP Board has been busy. The Shortages Subcommittee has been meeting regularly with the Kansas Department of Education to develop an apprenticeship license for those with other professional license masters who want to become school psychologists. A few of us were asked to present this information at the KSDE Leadership conference last week. Once all the details are worked out, additional information will be available on our website soon. We will also provide information to our members during the regional meetings at the fall conference.
We have been working to plan the 2018 fall conference. Daniel Jacobs will be here to address the need to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others. Additional, information will soon be available on the kasp.org website. Please make plans to attend.
See you in Wichita in October.
SELF CARE: What can we do?
Our breath. We have it with us at all times. We take it everywhere. Its free. We can't live without it, but do we use it to its fullest potential? Breathing -- intentional breath is one of our most powerful tools for self-management, stress-management, our health, our self-care. The following videos highlight the benefits and walk you through how to take just 5-10 minutes each day to be mindful -- to breathe.
Preventative and stress reducing measures that include meeting your basic needs:
Preventative and stress reducing measures that include physical activity:
Preventative and stress reducing measures that include your mind/thought/perspective:
Preventative and stress reducing measures that can be done both at and away from from work:
From the mouths of school psychologists:
The point: Keep it simple and remember you don't have to do everything all at once. Let's face it, stressing about the "need" to do self-care defeats the purpose. Finding one or two things that work for you can make a positive impact on the quality of your day. Find something that works within your schedule, that is already apart of your day and be intentional about accessing it. For example, if you're a school psychologist that spends ample amount of time in the car, that may be a good time to practice deep breathing techniques OR a time to smile/laugh by listening to humorous/enjoyable podcasts or audio books.
A. (2018, June 3). The 3 Secrets School Psychologists can use to Practice Self-Care – with Nataly Kogan. Retrieved July 8, 2018, from https://www.thrivingschoolpsych.com/the-3-secrets-school-psychologists-can-use-to-practice-self-care-with-nataly-kogan/
B. (2018). Professional Health and Well-being for Psychologists. Retrieved July 8, 2018, from http://www.apapracticecentral.org/ce/self-care/well-being.aspx?_ga=2.137828016.1814872294.1531071808-716866792.1531071808
Griffin, R. M. (2014, April 1). 10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can Fix. Retrieved July 9, 2018, from https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/features/10-fixable-stress-related-health-problems#1
Scott, E. (2018, February 12). Take a Look at the Top 10 Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction. Retrieved July 8, 2018, from https://www.verywellmind.com/self-care-strategies-overall-stress-reduction-3144729
Board Minute Summary by Susan Severin, Secretary
SAVE THE DATE!
FALL 2018 KASP CONVENTION
OCTOBER 4TH AND 5TH, 2018
Kansas Association of School Psychologists (KASP) is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. KASP maintains responsibility for the program.
KASP is a NASP approved provider of CPDs. KASP is approved provider #1030
No person will be denied access to or full participation in any KASP program, event or activity on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, disability, or age.