Pre – Post Conference Workshops

ISPA and NASP approved


You can register for a workshop via the online registration system, under the Workshops step.

Date: Tuesday, July 13th 2021 &  Saturday, July 17th 2021

Delivery Format: Online Live Streaming

We are offering 8 pre-post conference workshop this year. They are both ISPA and NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) Approved. These workshops offer additional knowledge concerning specific topics as a benefit to our members. The costs are kept modest so that both students and members from around the world can take advantage of our offerings.  A Certificate of Completion will be given to each paid registrant after they complete a brief online survey. A link will be sent to you after the conference. Workshop registration cut-off is June 30th  2021. There maybe onsite registration if there is enough room.

Bill Pfohl, Workshop Coordinator


Scaling Fees


(Onsite registration may be possible if there is enough room. A late fee may apply)

As an added benefit to conference participants, ISPA offers the opportunity to participate in several pre-conference workshops to help school psychologists from across the world gain new knowledge and skills in specific topics.

The half-day pre-post conference workshops will take place on Tuesday July 13th 2021 & Saturday 17th July 2021 , the day of the opening of the ISPA 2021 conference and the day before the regular conference program begins. The pre-post conference workshops will be led by well-known professionals and international leaders in their field.

The pre-post conference workshops are approved both by ISPA and NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) making them, thus, eligible for Continuing Education credit for USA based participants. Other countries may also recognize these workshops for Continuous Professional Development or certification and licensing reasons. See the presenters and the workshop titles below. Click on each presenter for more information and on each workshop for a full description.


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Workshop 1 

Workshop title: Current Trends in Autism Spectrum Disorder: What School Psychologists Need to Know

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. ABPdN – Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute.

Workshop 2 

Workshop Title:  The School’s Role in Youth Suicide Prevention in the Age of COVID-19

Presenter:  Scott Poland, Ph.D., Southeastern Nova University, USA and Rich Lieberman, MA, Los Angeles, CA

Workshop 3

Workshop Title: Data to the Rescue: Using Data to Match Small-Group and Individual Academic Interventions to Student Needs.

Matthew Burns, Ph.D., University of Missouri – USA

Workshop 4

Workshop title:  Identifying and addressing child sexual abuse cases in the school system

Eleni Karayianni, PsyD., Cyprus Psychologists’ Association and Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus

Workshop 5

Workshop Title: How to be Confident, Competent and Calm during a Crisis at School: Overview over Basic Strategies and Tools


  • Dr. Jan-Erik Schmidt – Board Member of the European School Psychology Centre for Training (ESPCT)
  • Odeth Bloemberg – Board Member of the European School Psychology Centre for Training (ESPCT)
Workshop 6

Workshop Title: Supervision as life- long professional development in school psychologychology


  • Sharone L. Maital, Ph.D., Supervisor and senior school psychologist, Private practice. Retired lecturer in Departments of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Jezreel Valley Academic College and University of Haifa, Retired deputy head psychologist, Northern Region, Educational Psychology Division, Israel Ministry of Education.
  • Reuvena Shalhevet- Kaniel, M.A., Supervisor and senior school psychologist. Adjunct lecturer, Departments of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Workshop 7

Workshop Title: Designing and implementing primary prevention features in school context: The example of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Tier 1


  • Lefki Kourea, PhD, University of Nicosia
  • Angela Liasidou, PhD Candidate, University of Cyprus
  • Froso Souroulla Kay, PhD, University of Cyprus
Workshop 8

Workshop Title: School psychologists: leaders of effective multidisciplinary collaborations to prevent early school leaving of students from disadvantaged backgrounds


Associate Professor Monica Thielking, BA Youth Affairs; PsyD Counselling Psychology, Chair, Psychological Sciences – Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Make the most of your experience at the ISPA 2021 conference in Cyprus and attend our half-day pre-conference workshops for an additional fee.  The costs are kept modest so that both registered students and other participants from around the world can take advantage of this additional offering. There are both morning and afternoon pre-post conference workshops, so conference participants can take benefit of two learning opportunities.

Please note that attending the pre-conference workshops require advance sign-up. ONLY registered participants for the ISPA 2021 conference can take advantage and sign-up for the pre-conference workshops. The sign-up for all optional conference services, including the Pre-post Conference Workshops, will be handled online with a one-stop shopping experience through the main conference registration system. Registered conference participants have the flexibility to go back in the registration system to adjust their order by adding or removing optional services in accordance to the organizers’ cancellation policies.

A Certificate of Completion for each Pre-Conference Workshop will be provided to each registered and paid participant after they complete a brief online workshop assessment survey. A link will be sent to you after the conference.


Questions about pre-conference learning? Contact us today at


+357 22 591 900