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Our webinars will provide you with in-depth information about how our assessment solutions can help guide teaching and learning for your students. At the end of each webinar you will gain a better understanding of how solutions can help address the needs of your students and help them reach their true potential. Most webinars are an hour in length.

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  • aimswebPLUS: Measure What Matters

    Presenter: Suzanne Wendt, aimswebPlus Resource Consultant

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    Looking for accurate data to help you make timely and informed instructional decisions? Show growth for all students, identify struggling students early, establish consistent and attainable individual instructional goals, and document student performance and progress all in one place! aimswebPlus measures what matters to teachers and students in a friendly technology system. Join this virtual event to learn more about the power of aimswebPlus.

    Date: Feb 28, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EST   Register Now

     
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  • The School to Prison Pipeline: The Impact of Disproportionality and How to Effect Positive Change

    Presenter: Andre Banks, MEd and Adam Bauserman, PhD

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    We all know that kids can’t learn if they’re not in the classroom. We also know that suspensions and expulsions are leading indicators of drop outs and future incarcerations. When you take into account that zero tolerance does not work along with the nationwide problem of disproportionality in our schools’ disciplinary practices, you can start to see why the U.S. has the largest prison population in the world and why the racial disparities are so glaring.

    The good news is that there are processes and interventions that can keep students in class and positively engaged in their learning environments. Implementing the steps we know work can change a kid’s life today, tomorrow, and well into their future. Join Andre Banks and Dr. Adam Bauserman as they discuss what does and doesn’t work and how to effect positive change for your students.

    Date: Feb 28, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM CST   Register Now

     
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  • Q-interactive: Overview

    Presenter: James Henke

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    Q-interactive®: A flexible, client-centered assessment experience.

    Join us for an overview of Q-interactive, an iPad®- and web-based digital assessment system that engages examinees and provides you the ultimate tools for accuracy and efficiency.

    Through this live demonstration, learn how Q-interactive delivers on the content and procedures you know and trust, while also streamlining your assessment workflow so you can focus on client observation. You will see how the system's digital tests and real-time scoring give you the ability to customize any session and quickly address client needs.

    Date: Mar 01, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EST   Register Now
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  • Q-global®: Overview

    Presenter: Jarett Lehner

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    Join us for an overview of Q-global, Pearson's web-based platform for test administration, scoring, and reporting.

    Through this live demonstration, learn how Q-global delivers the content and procedures you know and trust while giving you the flexibility to administer over 65 assessments (including the BASC™-3, Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen™, the Wechsler Family of Products, and the MMPI®-2), select your assessment administration method (Manual Entry, On-screen Administration, and Remote On-screen Administration), and choose from multiple scoring and reporting options (Score Report, Interpretive Report, Multirater, Progress, Integrated).

    You will see how Q-global provides you increased administration flexibility while providing accurate scoring and improved efficiency.

    Date: Mar 07, 2017  Time: 02:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Therapeutic Applications of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV)

    Presenter: Seth Grossman, PsyD

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    This webinar introduces the latest edition of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, the MCMI-IV. The presenter will describe uses of the underlying theory for therapeutic relationship building and effective interventions. The webinar is designed to instruct participants in effective use of the assessment instrument from administration to interpretation, integrating relevant research, psychometric properties, and theoretical grounding.

    Date: Mar 09, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EST   Register Now

     
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  • Q-interactive: Proper iPad Settings & Q-i Central Workflow: Session I

    Presenter: James Henke

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    In this session, we will review basic iPad settings that should be made for the best Q-interactive experience. Also, this session will review workflow functions in Q-i Central, including how to set up clients, assign/create batteries, and create assessments. Time is built into this session for you to make the settings and gain some practice using the system.

    Date: Mar 13, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Mar 27, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Assessing Clients with Q-interactive and Archiving and Exporting Assessment Batteries: Session II

    Presenter: James Henke

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    Here, we will review the common tools used in an assessment such as the timer, notes, contextual events, how to turn audio capture off, how to flag and resolve scores, and how to review scores and transfer assessments back to Central. Then, the primary focus will be on how to access and review scores in Central, and export and archive data when needed.

    This session is not designed to provide an in-depth tutorial on all of the unique aspects of individual subtests/measures, but rather to orient you to many of the common tools and processes that you will need to know to efficiently use Q-interactive to assess your clients. Information concerning specific measures/subtests is provided in the available support videos and other scheduled webinars.

    Date: Mar 14, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now
    Date: Mar 28, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • RBANS Update Coming Soon to Q-interactive!

    Presenter: James Henke and John A. Hanson, Ph.D., LP

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    Join us to learn about the RBANS Update on Q-interactive, our iPad®- and web-based digital assessment system that engages examinees and provides you the ultimate tools for accuracy and efficiency.

    Through this first-ever live demonstration, learn how RBANS Update on Q-interactive delivers on the content and procedures you know and trust, while also streamlining your assessment workflow so you can focus on client observation. You will see how the system's library of digital tests and real-time scoring give you the ability to customize your test battery and quickly address client needs.

    Date: Mar 15, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Vineland-3 Overview

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, PhD

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    This one-hour webinar will be led by author Celine Saulnier will introduce the newest version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3). This reliable assessment offers three basic formats—Interview, Parent/Caregiver Rating, and Teacher Rating. Attend this webinar to learn more about it and preview the significant updates we’ve included in the new edition.

    Date: Mar 16, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now
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  • Q-global Best Practices for Users

    Presenter: Jarett Lehner

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    Join us for a live demonstration on how to maximize your Q-global experience as a user. Our Q-global expert, Jarett Lehner will cover a range of topics from setting self as default user to editing assessments (OSA/ROSA) to understanding batch versus group reporting. There will also be time for Q&A to ensure your Q-global questions are answered.

    Date: Mar 16, 2017  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Identify a Student's Strengths and Weaknesses with the new SSIS Social-Emotional Learning Edition Rating Scales

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, Ph.D.

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    In this session with test author Dr. Stephen Elliott, learn how to use the new SSIS SEL edition Rating Scales to identify a student's strengths and weaknesses in core social-emotional skills and those student's in needs of intervention. An overview of the SSIS SEL Rating Scales, how to use it and coverage of technical qualities will be covered.

    Date: Mar 21, 2017  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Differentiating Cogmed Effects: ADHD, LD and WM deficits

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, PhD, Charles Shinaver, PhD

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    This webinar will shed some light on the effects of Cogmed in the case of comorbidity with ADHD, but moves beyond that to consider children without ADHD those who have other learning concerns. This webinar is intended to further deepen a more nuanced expectation and understanding of the possible effects of Cogmed with a broader range of problems challenging school-aged children. In this webinar the presenting concerns of children will include ADHD, those with learning “disorders” and children with learning “difficulties”. We will consider how the effects of Cogmed might be distinct among these groups. Particular focus will be placed on reviewing the 2016 study by Roording-Ragetlie, et al., titled: “Working Memory Training in children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders”. However, other relevant Cogmed-specific studies will also be considered (Dahlin, 2010 & 2013), Gropper, et al., (2014), as well other salient studies.

    Date: Mar 22, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Best Practice for Cognitive Assessments

    Presenter: Alexander Quiros, PhD

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    This 2-hour introductory workshop will cover basic information all psychologists should know about bilingual assessments: proper selection of bilingual assessment, language disorders vs. language differences, use of an interpreter, and important language and cultural issues that should be considered when working with bilingual clients. Although many of the examples will draw from work with Spanish-English bilinguals, the information shared during this presentation applies to all multi-lingual individuals.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about issues unique to cognitive and language development in bilingual individuals with a focus on children.
    2. Learn proper use of assessment tools and results of bilingual individuals.
    3. Learn about assessment tools available in languages other than English.

    Date: Mar 22, 2017  Time: 02:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Assessing Personality Disorders with the MMPI-2-RF

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, Ph.D.

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    The MMPI-2-RF scales measure a wide range of psychological constructs many of which are relevant to personality disorders. This webinar will cover an empirically validated mapping of MMPI-2-RF scales onto the 10 personality disorders listed in the DSM-5. Basic links between the MMPI-2-RF and the alternative model for personality disorders (in DSM-5 Section III) will be covered as well. The webinar will conclude with a brief case example. 

    Date: Mar 29, 2017  Time: 04:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-A-RF: Basic Overview

    Presenter: Robert P. Archer, PhD

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    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for and methods used to develop the MMPI-A-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test. The MMPI-A-RF features 48 empirically validated scales and takes only 25-45 minutes to administer. The test is designed to aid clinicians in identifying a broad array of mental disorders among adolescents in clinical, educational, forensic, and medical settings. The MMPI-A-RF is also designed to measure treatment progress when administered across varying points in the treatment process.

    Date: Mar 30, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now
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  • Use of the New SSIS Social-Emotional Learning Edition Classwide Intervention Program.

    Presenter: Stephen N. Elliott, Ph.D.

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    In this session with test author Dr. Stephen Elliott, learn the description of the theory and guiding intervention model illustrated via a case illustration of an intervention unit with an entire class using the new SSIS SEL edition. Dr. Elliott will also provide a review of related research on the effectiveness of the SSIS SEL CIP, along with tips for evaluating the effectiveness of classroom interventions by teachers.

    Date: Apr 11, 2017  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Cogmed Is Now Easier To Do In Schools

    Presenter: Peter C Entwistle, Ph.D. & Charles Shinaver, Ph.D.

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    Cogmed provides a distinctive amount and quality of empirical evidence for its effectiveness with over 75 peer reviewed published studies, but this training method is now easier to implement in schools.  In the last couple of years some large scale school implementations of Cogmed have resulted in our staff developing a number of features that help Cogmed work better in schools.  Among those features are the variable protocol (shorter training sessions and fewer days a week of training), fidelity features, built-in generalization measures and Trends reporting which provides schools with the data needed to manage the large scale implantations.  Reporting for the district, school, class, and individual student level is now available. Reports include measures of compliance, motivation, and validity.  Additionally the Cogmed progress indicator gives schools a measure of generalization to nontrained tasks in the areas of working memory, following instructions and math fluency.  The variable protocol allows children to do Cogmed for 25 or 35 minutes a day 3, 4 or 5 days a week. Now Cogmed can fit into school schedules and be managed effectively and efficiently.  Attend this webinar to get a grasp of these important changes.  

    Date: Apr 13, 2017  Time: 12:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Overview of the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI)

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

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    The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) was specifically developed to address the unique concerns, pressures and situations facing teenagers. This brief and reliable inventory can help provide early intervention on difficulties that may prevent teens from thriving.  Composed of only 160 true/false items and featuring 27 clinically relevant scales, the MACI is designed to obtain the maximum amount of information with a minimal amount of test-taker's effort. This webinar will describe how the MACI can be used in all teen treatment settings to help you assess personality patterns as well as self-reported concerns and clinical symptoms of adolescents, ages 13 through 19 years. The presenter will describe how the MACI is used as part of a comprehensive evaluation to confirm diagnostic hypotheses, and construct treatment plans customized to individual needs.

    Date: Apr 13, 2017  Time: 01:30 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Forensic Practice Briefing

    Presenter: Martin Sellbom, PhD

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    This webinar presentation provides a brief overview of the rationale for, and methods used to develop the MMPI-2-RF, and the various materials available to score and interpret the test.

    Composed of 338 items, with the RC (Restructured Clinical) Scales at its core, the MMPI-2-RF builds on the strengths of the MMPI®-2. It features 51 new and revised empirically validated scales and takes only 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF was released in August 2008.

    The MMPI-2-RF aids clinicians in the assessment of mental disorders, identification of specific problem areas, and treatment planning in a variety of settings. The test can be used to help:

    • Assess major symptoms of psychopathology, personality characteristics, and behavioral proclivities.
    • Evaluate participants in substance abuse programs and select appropriate treatment approaches.
    • Assess medical patients and design effective treatment strategies, including chronic pain management.
    • Provide valuable insight for marriage and family counseling.
    • Support classification, treatment, and management decisions in criminal justice and correctional settings.
    • Identify high-risk candidates in public safety screening and selection settings.
    • Give strong empirical foundation for expert testimony in forensic evaluations.

    Continuing Education (CE) credits are not offered for this webinar. For information on upcoming MMPI-2-RF CE workshops, visit http://www.pearsonclinical.com/mmpiworkshops

    Date: Apr 13, 2017  Time: 04:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • MMPI-2-RF: Use in Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

    Presenter: Paul A. Arbisi, Ph.D., ABAP, ABPP

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    The MMPI-2-RF is frequently used as part of a comprehensive evaluation of trauma-exposed individuals to aid in diagnostic formulation and treatment planning. In this webinar, Dr. Arbisi will discuss the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in assessing trauma-related conditions and how dysfunctional emotional and behavioral response to stressors can be identified and characterized. Further, the utility of the MMPI-2-RF in identifying common trauma-related co-morbid conditions will be illustrated. Finally, specific MMPI-2-RF scales associated with compliance and trauma-specific interventions will be reviewed and implications for treatment planning discussed. Prior to attending this webinar, it is recommended that you have attended the MMPI-2-RF: Basic Overview webinar presented by Dr. Yossef Ben-Porath or that you have an understanding of the empirical foundations of the MMPI-2-RF.

    Date: Apr 18, 2017  Time: 01:00 PM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 Overview

    Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

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    This webinar provides an overview of all BASC-3 components including Teacher, Parent and Child and Adolescent Self-Report Rating scales, Student Observation System (SOS), Structured Developmental History (SDH), Flex Monitor, Continuous Performance Test, Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS), and Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ).  

    Date: Apr 25, 2017  Time: 10:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 FLEX Monitor

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, PhD

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    The BASC-3 Flex Monitor is a revolutionary new tool that will allow psychologists to develop and apply unique self-report and behavior rating scales with known psychometric qualities that are then normed against the BASC-3 nationally standardization sample. Psychologists may design such forms for unique cases for applications in following the progress of any given case (N=1) or may develop a specialized self-report or behavior rating scale for parents and/or teachers that is applicable to children and youth in specific programs within a school or clinic setting, designed specifically to match the treatment goals of the program. The current webinar will focus on the development and clinical applications of this unique technology as a means to improve treatment outcome as well as improve programs for intervention with individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders. Specific instruction regarding the development of individualized forms by the clinician will be provided along with evaluating reliable change and the sharing of forms across clinicians within a common account system.

    Date: May 02, 2017  Time: 10:30 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • Adaptive Behavior Profiles in Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Presenter: Celine Saulnier, Ph.D.

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    Deficits in adaptive behavior are, by definition, criteria for Intellectual Disability. Yet in autism, adaptive delays tend to be above and beyond what would be expected based on cognitive impairments, alone. This gap between cognition and adaptive behavior appears to widen with age and impedes functional independence into adulthood. Moreover, patterns of strengths and weaknesses within adaptive domains raise concerns about the use of composite scores that wash out significant differences. This presentation will outline these profiles of adaptive behavior and discuss the importance of assessing for and teaching adaptive skills from initial diagnosis of ASD throughout the lifespan. 

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define adaptive behavior & differentiate adaptive behavior from cognition or ability
    2. Describe common profiles of adaptive functioning in ASD for individuals with and without cognitive impairment
    3. Identify effective treatment strategies for enhancing adaptive functioning

    Date: Aug 09, 2017  Time: 11:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 BESS

    Presenter: Randy Kamphaus, PhD

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    This webinar will introduce the user to the uses and structure of the BESS Teacher, Student Self-Report, and Parent forms for early detection of behavioral and emotional risk in schools and other settings. Practical issues of administration time, choice of informant, and limited impact on educational personnel and instructional time. Use of BESS results for prevention and intervention practices in schools, progress monitoring, and administrative decision making will be discussed.

    Date: Aug 22, 2017  Time: 10:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3: Tier 2 & 3 Interventions

    Presenter: Kimberly Vannest, Ph.D.

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    Tier two interventions for targeted risk and initial problem development is different from tier three interventions where individualized treatments address specific, chronic, and debilitating problems.  Come listen in to an overview of some effective tier two and tier three interventions, better understand their distinguishing features and consider maximizing the effectiveness of your school or clinic based programs with these strategies.

    Date: Sep 12, 2017  Time: 10:00 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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  • BASC-3 and ADHD

    Presenter: Cecil Reynolds, Ph.D.

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    This training will focus on development and application of a comprehensive approach to careful diagnosis and specific interventions for ADHD under the BASC-3 models of assessment and intervention.  The BASC-3 models focus  not just on eligibility, but developing a comprehensive diagnosis and understanding of the student. Differential diagnosis that leads to a process of identification of evidence-based interventions tailored to student needs will be emphasized.  Current DSM 5 criteria are emphasized in the diagnostic process but matching to interventions is also considered important.   Actuarial approaches will be emphasized but the need to integrate these approaches to individual children will also be stressed and approaches to involving parents in the process will be discussed.  A brief discussion of the history of ADHD is given and the controversies surrounding its diagnosis addressed.  Comprehensive behaviorally based differential diagnosis is then emphasized, leading to both psychosocial and educational interventions. The need and means of monitoring treatment effectiveness are also addressed.

    Date: Oct 03, 2017  Time: 11:30 AM EDT   Register Now

     
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