Fall Conference 2023



Topic: Tier One Social, Emotional or Behavioral Assessment, Legal Considerations & Small Group Discussions

When: Friday, September 22nd, from 8:00am-4:00pm & Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00am-1:00pm

Where: Broadwater Hot Springs – 4920 US-12, Helena, MT 59601

Rates: In-personNon-member = $95 / MASP Member = $80 / Student = $65
Livestream (Friday Only) – Non-member = $50 / MASP Member = $35

Details: This two-day conference will be in-person & online featuring keynote speakers, Joseph Latimer, Phd & Nate von der Embse, Phd as well as round table discussions facilitated by MASP leadership.

Friday’s presentation will be focusing on the following objectives:
-Conceptualize key components necessary to integrate mental health services
within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support at Tiers 1 and 2 levels.
-Understand and describe how the Solution-focused Emotional and Behavioral
Assessment (SEBA) model processes can be utilized in integrating mental
health services within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support at Tiers 1 and 2 levels.
-Identify relevant resources and best practices for sustainability and scalability
for integration of mental health services within Multi-Tiered Systems of
Support at Tiers 1 and 2 levels.
-Initiate collaborative safety and treatment planning protocols.

Saturday’s round table discussions will focus on a variety of topics including:
-Evaluating Systems from a Culturally Responsive Lens
-Guidelines to MTSS and School Climate
-And other behavior-based strategies & supports

Conference fees also include lunch, refreshments, and a complimentary hot springs day pass. Discounted hotel booking information will be emailed to in-person registrants within 5-7 days. OPI Renewal Units and NCSP Credits will be available! Virtual Live-session attendees receive 6 credits for Friday only. For additional information, check out our brochure!


Registration is closed at this time

Friday Presenter Bios

Dr. Nate von der Embse is a Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Florida and Executive Director of the School Mental Health Collaborative, a new research and technical Assistance center. His research improves educational decision-making by identifying the influence of external policies and contextual drivers while developing novel solutions to improve the use of preventative school mental health services. He received the 2018 Lightner Witmer Award for early career scholarship from Division 16 of APA, is a co-developer of the SAEBRS screening tools that are used in all 50 states, and the author of the recent book, Conducting Behavioral and Social-Emotional Assessments in MTSS: Screen to Intervene.

Dr. Latimer is a postdoctoral research fellow within the School Mental Health Collaborative. His research interests focus on integrating multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), educational leadership and system change when addressing students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs. He currently leads a federally funded research grant that focuses on the development and validation of a multi-informant decisional assessment system to integrate and use multiple sources of data for accurate and efficient identification of social-emotional and behavioral (SEB) concerns. Dr. Latimer’s roles and responsibilities include supervision of graduate students, leading submission of grants, providing technical assistance to school district partners, and developing resources for training and dissemination.

Saturday Presenter Bios

Anisa Goforth, PhD, NCSP, ABPP is a professor of psychology at the University of Montana-Missoula. She is an author of Culturally Responsive School-Based Practices Supporting Mental Health and Learning of Diverse Students and has expertise in culturally responsive practices through her research. She is the current MASP past president and is on the Information Services committees.

Madison Yerian SSP, NCSP is a school psychologist for the Bitterroot Valley Education Cooperative, where she serves rural families and students PK-8th grade. She is currently the MASP treasurer and is a member of the MASP Professional Development committee

Allison Brown is a school psychologist for the Prickly Pear Cooperative, where she serves rural families Pk-12th grade. Allison was MASP President in 2021-2022 and is a current member of the Membership Involvement Committee.

Brittany Lewno-Dumdie, PhD, NCSP is a school psychologist in Billings, MT and department co-chair. She is currently the MASP president, and is on the MASP Professional Development and Ethics committees.

Merchandise Order
Available to In-Person Attendees only

Front display of sweatpants design

We have a variety of merchandise items available from sweatpants to mugs to office supplies, MASP has you covered! We accept card, cash, or checks made out to the Montana Association of School Psychologists. 100% of merchandise proceeds go toward MASP Scholarships for students and practicing school psychologists.


Contact the Professional Development Committee, at maspexec@gmail.com

Fall Conference 2023
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