Ventura County 
School Psychologists

Our Next FREE VIRTUAL Workshop: 

Friday April 23, 2021 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Workshop Description: Effective Counseling for School-Based Practitioners

Presented by Dr. Michael Hass 

This workshop will focus on how school-based professionals can provide effective counseling that is collaborative, positive and future orientated.  In the context of working with children with internalizing disorders, topics will include the elements of effective counseling and psychotherapy, facilitating collaborative working relationships, building solutions from clients’ strengths, setting goals, and developing out-of-session tasks.     

About the Presenter:  Michael Hass is Professor of Scholarly Practice and former coordinator of the graduate programs in School Counseling and School Psychology in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. Dr. Hass also holds a volunteer appointment as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and as a Visiting Professor at Vietnam National University, University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam. Dr. Hass is currently editor-in-chief of the journal, Contemporary School Psychology, author of Interviewing for Assessment: A practical guide for School Counselors and School Psychologists, and co-author, with Dr. Jeanne Anne Carriere, of Writing Useful, Accessible, and Legally Defensible Psychoeducational Reports and Interviewing for Assessment: A Guide for School Psychologists and School Counselors. Dr. Hass’ third book, co-authored with Dr. Amy Ardell, is Student Mental Health in the Classroom: Essentials for Teachers will be published in 2021.  In 2016, he earned the California Association of School Psychologists’ Sandra Goff Memorial award for exemplary contributions to the profession of School Psychology in California and the nation. Dr. Hass's research interests include assessment, school mental health, strength-based approaches to counseling and psychotherapy, and resilience. He received his training in School Psychology and School Counseling at California State University, Northridge and earned an interdisciplinary doctorate in Social Relations from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Hass has over 30 years of experience as a School Psychologist and psychotherapist and holds licenses in California as an Educational Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Professional Clinical Counselor.  He is also a Certified Trauma Clinical Professional.

Location: Zoom; link will be sent by Thursday, April 22, 2021. 

Cost: FREE for ALL! 

Registration closes Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 

To become a member for the 2020-2021 school year, you must complete the membership form here: and pay $25.

This course meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LEPs, LPCCs, LMFTs and LCSWs. This course also qualifies for 4 hours of continuing professional development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under provider number 1025.The California Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program and its content. ~ CEU cost – $20.

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the training!

VCASP: Ventura County Association of School Psychologists

The Ventura County Association of School Psychologists (VCASP) is one of the largest and most active affiliates of the California Association of School Psychologists. With an annual membership of over 100 members from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and portions of Los Angeles counties, VCASP provides continuing professional development activities in order to assist its members as they provide services to children, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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