Professional Development Schedule

 

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Workshops are held either virtually or at CORA Services Fox Chase building, 8540 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19111 unless otherwise noted in your communications during/after registration.

2021/2022 Schedule

9/17/21
Virtual Influence
9AM – 11AM
Laura Sicola, Ph.D.
Founder, Vocal Impact Productions
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Virtual Influence Brochure

Workshop purpose: To articulate your goals for your personal brand as a professional, and establish an on-screen presence that successfully promotes that brand image. To ensure that the brand excellence your clients and other audiences have come to expect from you in person and from your organization overall is reflected in their virtual encounters with you.

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10/1/2021
Ethical Practices with Diverse Clients
9AM – 12:15PM
Linda K. Knauss, Ph.D.
Professor- Widener University
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Ethical Practices with Diverse Clients Brochure

These are challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic, racial tensions, climate change, and political turmoil affect psychologists and our clients. Knowing how to work successfully with clients who have diverse opinions as well as clients who represent ethnic, racial, cultural, and gender diverse identities is essential. This workshop will focus on the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, fidelity, and justice to provide a framework for responding to difficult situations. This workshop will also involve the participants in the application of ethical decision making and participants are invited to discuss their own ethical dilemmas.

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10/29/21
Microagressions and Discrimination
9AM – 12:15PM
Celeste M. Malone, Ph.D., M.S.
Howard University School of Education
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Microagressions and Discrimination Brochure

Positive school climate, or the quality and character of school life, is associated with student success. However, students from racial and ethnic minoritized groups are more likely to experience negative school climates, possibly due to experiencing microaggressions and other forms of discrimination at school. The purpose of this session to increase school psychologists’ knowledge of microaggressions, examine the role racial microaggressions may play in shaping minoritized students’ perceptions of school climate, and provide school psychologists with recommendations to address microaggressions and school racial climate.

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11/9/21
Internet Safety
9AM – 11AM
Joseph P. Yanchis
IT Director – CORA Services
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Internet Safety

The purpose of this workshop is to help learn internet safety basics. As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Learn to identify SPAM and Phishing email red flags and warning signs
2. Learn to keep your data safe from hackers, malware and ransomware
3. Learn tools and best practices to keep your online profile and activities safe

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12/8/21
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports – Reducing Jargon and Implementing Best Practices and Evidence-Based Positive Behavior Interventions
9AM – 11AM
Deborah E. G. Deaton, Ph.D.
School Psychology Intern/ED.S. Candidate – CORA Services
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Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

This workshop will focus on gleaning from existing positive behavior support models to lay the foundation for more targeted and appropriate intervention programming at proper levels. During this presentation and dialogue, educators and practitioners will explore how to lay the positive behavior foundations in their particular discipline and settings. In addition, participants will learn to differentiate between a formal PBIS initiative versus the utilization of a positive behavior support and intervention approach to individual service delivery and grouped programming. A broad overview of the more specialized tier of supports will be discussed.

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1/21/22
Theory and Practice with Trans and Non-binary Youth
9AM – 11AM
S.J. Langer, LCSW-R
Psychotherapist Private Practice
Faculty – School of Visual Arts
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Theory and Practice with Trans and Non-binary Youth Brochure

This workshop will provide an overview of gender theory and clinical best-practices for working with and supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming youth. We will explore current research on mental health and medical considerations for such youth.  Approaches for work with parents in order to develop acceptance and support of their child will be explored from an intersectional framework.  Participants should feel more comfortable exploring and supporting gender exploration and advocating in individual and systemic ways for gender equity.

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 2/11/22
Basic Neuropsychology of Math Disorders for Teachers
9AM – 12:15PM
Jack Bradley, M.A., CSP, School Psychologist – CORA Services
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Basic Neuropsychology of Math Disorders for Teachers

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the neuropsychology of Math Learning Disabilities (MLD) with the goal of familiarizing participants with basic regions of the brain and how they interact in learning both Reading and Math.  Particular emphasis will be on the role of the Prefrontal cortex especially as it relates to ADHD, anxiety as well as working memory and executive functioning.  Current controversy regarding what is a math learning disability along with some of the more widely used tools psychologists use in diagnosing a math disability will be discussed.

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3/18/22
Mindfulness in Education
9AM – 11AM
Allison Talbot, Ed.S., NCSP Regina Shearn, M.Ed., Ed.S.
School Psychologists – CORA Services
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Mindfulness in Education Brochure

Participants will learn about mindfulness, and participate in activities in order to cultivate mindfulness. Participants will gain an understanding of how stress impacts the brain and how research has shown that mindfulness can support healthy brain functioning, social-emotional skills, and well-being. Various developmental strategies, resources, and interventions to foster and understand mindfulness will be discussed and provided. Furthermore, real-world examples of mindfulness and the impact on education and life will also be analyzed and presented.

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4/1/22
Application Methods of Inclusion for Educators and School Service Teams
9AM – 11AM
D. M. Maynard, M.S., M.A.
Director/Founder of Maynard’s W.I.S.D.O.M., Inc.
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April 1, 2022 Workshop Brochure

This workshop will meet educators and school service team members where they are in regard to being supportive and accepting of Trans communities as it relates to those students who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender diverse, and/or gender questioning. In addition, it will enable educators and the school service team to enrich and expand their knowledge bank as well as discuss any prior experiences they have in connection to this population in a safe space. By participating in this workshop, attendees will learn how to make minor adjustments to their methods and practices in order to create a more inclusive and affirming atmosphere for their students who identify on the transgender spectrum. These techniques will promote gender equity for all students within the classroom and school.

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4/29/22
“Uncooperative Behaviors” in Autism vs. Those in Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Tailoring our Intervention Strategies
9AM – 11AM
Deborah E. Deaton, Ed.S., Ph.D.,
Director of Specialized Services CORA Services

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Uncooperative Behaviors Brochure

The purpose of this presentation is to help practitioners better apply evidence-based interventions based on further clarification of the nature of the problem of oppositionality and defiance in children. First, participants will explore the neurodivergent and neurotypical concepts of disability and the development of antisocial behaviors in light of new trauma research. Special considerations will be given to stages of development and presenting behaviors compared to maladaptive and antisocial characteristics. Next, participants will examine differences and similarities in presenting problems in ASD children with challenging behaviors and those with ODD diagnosis (or in some instances both). There will be review of seminal contributions on childhood developmental tasks, recent research on disordered development, and present focus on trauma theories’ impact on self-preservation. Participants are invited to share professional experiences in order to develop evidence-based applications in practice or consultation to help solidify the application of new concepts using the “Nature of the Problem” grid.

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5/13/22
Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in the Classroom
9AM – 11AM
Ninoska Wong Shing, M.A.
School Psychology Intern, CORA Services
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5/13/22 Brochure

This workshop examines misconceptions about emergent bilingual students, statistics about emergent bilingual students, BICS and CALP (Social and Academic proficiency considerations), why native language is important, various considerations when working with emergent bilingual students, interventions and strategies, and case study examples.

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Continuing Education Credits

CORA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CORA Services maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CORA Services is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to sponsor continuing education for certification under Act 48. The PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved the credit hours for this conference. CORA Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5802. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CORA Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  CORA Services asks that participants attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude awarding of CE credits.