Welcome! We are excited to be hosting a wonderfull Fall Conference on the coastline of our beautiful state. Please mark your calendar to join us October 20-22 in Wilmington, NC at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The conference theme for the year is School Psychologists: Creating Safe Schools Through Positive Connections. Whether you are a school psychologist, counselor, social worker, exceptional children professional, case manager, administrator, or other school-related professional, you will find sessions that will help you create safer schools for all.

On Sunday, you have the opportunity to participate in Workshop 1 of the new PREPaRE 3 curriculum!

Who Should Receive Workshop 1 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 1 is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. This can include but is not limited to school mental health professionals, administrators, teachers, other pupil services personnel, security officers, front office staff, transportation directors, and before and after school activities coordinators.

There are also other options if PREPaRE is not what you're looking for - we have sessions on math, social justice, job burnout, and so much more!

If you are interested in continuing your PREPaRE journey, Workshop 2 will be offered on Monday and Tuesday. Only 40 seats are available, so make sure to register early!

Who Should Receive Workshop 2 Training?
PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate for any individual filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school mental health staff (school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses), administrators, and other individuals whom the team has identified as appropriate providers of psychological first aid. Additionally, this workshop can be very helpful for community-based mental health practitioners who may work with the school crisis team and/or may be brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.

Monday and Tuesday are not bereft of other wonderful sessions! Join us for sessions on advocacy, social emotional learning, assessment of executive functioning, suicide prevention, Section 504 law, and DBT strategies... just to name a few!

You also won't want to miss our Advocacy Reception, sponsored by Pearson Clinical, as well as the evening banquet and reception! Our raffle this year will benefit Nourish NC, a non-profit organization benefiting the children of the New Hanover area. We will also be hosting a food drive as part of our conference! Check out the raffle page to learn more!

It's time! Register for conference, book your hotel, get excited about the raffle, and join us for a great few days of learning, collaboration, and fun!

See you soon,

Deirdre Martyn
NCSPA Fall Conference Chair

p.s. Are you interested in being an exhibitor? We welcome exhibitors from for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and independent consultants. Click here for more information. 


  • When

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    7:00 AM - 4:15 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Wilmington Convention Center
    515 Nutt St
    Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

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