The Montana Association of School Psychologists invites you to virtually attend this year’s Summer Institute on June 7 and 8, 2021!

We were disappointed to cancel last year’s conference because of Covid, but we are looking forward to presenting our first virtual conference this summer. In addition to this alternative presentation format, there will be other changes this year as well. As opposed to the typical 12 hours of presentation time across two days, we will have only 6 hours of time across two days this year. And for the first time that I know of, we will be having two separate presenters, both of whom I am very excited to see and learn from.

Both of our speakers, Mathew Portell and Dr. Eric Rossen, have extensive knowledge and unique experience working within a trauma-informed educational framework and educating other professionals on the importance of understanding trauma and its impact on students’ current and future social, emotional, and academic experiences.


Coming soon will be additional information regarding the presentation outline and schedule.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

Contact us with any questions in the meantime:

Isha Contway


Nicole Bottsford-Miller

Below are links to learn more on our presenters

*Requests for cancellations must be submitted by 5:00 pm MST on June 3rd, 2021. There is a 10$ cancellation fee.*

COVID-19 Virtual Services Guidance

Comprehensive School Suicide Prevention COVID-19

Preparing for Virtual School Suicide Assessment_Checklist

Conducting a Virtual Suicide Assessment Checklist


 MASP Lifetime Achievement Award

MASP honored Joelene Goodover, a woman whose name is synonymous with service with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award. Joelene had a full, nearly 40 year educational career where she shared her love for the school psychology profession working in Simms, Great Falls, and with the North Central Learning Cooperative. She also had a degree in counseling and would seamlessly incorporate those skills into her daily interactions, touching many lives for the better. She was an integral member of the Crisis Response team with the Great Falls school district and as the department leader for the school psychology department. Read more about this incredible individual, here.


Former MASP Secretary, Kristine Schoen, recently had the opportunity to discuss School Psychology in Montana on the School Psyched Podcast.
Check out the video below!

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