Kentucky Association for Psychology
                     in the Schools

Hopkinsville KAPS 2020 Spring Training

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
  • Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 137


  • We welcome all our fellow school psychologists from Tennessee to this event!


New Decade = New Format = New Locations! This year KAPS 2020 Spring Conference is coming to a town near you!!!

April 23, 2020 we will be in Hopkinsville, Kentucky!

Five total hours of training focusing on Using RTI for SLD Eligibility, Counseling Basics, an Introduction to Medicaid Billing (Information needed for billing), and Burnout Prevention! 


April 23--St Johns United Methodist Church.  2808 S Virginia St, Hopkinsville, KY

Registration begins at 8:30 am. Training is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 



9:00-10:30  Burnout Prevention

10:45-12:15  Intro and Basics to Medicaid Billing

12:15-1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30  Using RTI for SLD Eligibility 

2:45- 4:00   Counseling Basics

Descriptions of Sessions:

9:00-10:30:  Am I Getting Burned Out? 

Mardis Dunham, Ph.D., Murray State University

Summary: Those working in mental health professions are at risk for getting burned out and

becoming less effective in our roles. Attendees will complete a measure of normal psychosocial adjustment during the session which they will then score and interpret. Ways to avoid burn out

will then be discussed.

10:45-12:15:  Intro and Basics to Medicaid Billing

Dr. Bill Pfohl

Do the terms CPT code or ICD-10 mean anything to you? They will by the end of this training session. This session will provide an overview of the arcane world of Medicaid and insurance billing and will bring school psychologists up to speed on how they can also bill for services. 

1:30-2:30: SLD Identification utilizing RTI: How Scott County's Process Evolved

Cristina Green, Ed.S., NCSP, Scott County Schools

Summary: Scott County began piloting the use of RtI for SLD identification at a few select schools 3 years ago and expanded district wide this year at the elementary level. We learned a

great deal through the process and have worked at length as a team to evaluate and improve

our process as we go. We have had several districts reach out to us with questions, so it

seemed like a wonderful time to have a work session at KAPS to gather together and

collaborate. We’ll discuss how our process started and evolved into what we do in practice

today, from start to finish including report writing and eligibility supporting evidence, and

welcome an interactive session so we can learn and grow with each other to make sure we are

all utilizing best practice.

2:45-4:00:  Expanding your Counseling Toolbox

Mallory Hart, Ed.S. and Linda Tyree, MA

Summary: This session is for individuals wanting to integrate a wider array of activities into

their individual and group counseling sessions. We will discuss various ways to determine

therapeutic needs based on school and student data. Furthermore, attendees will be provided examples at tier I, II, and III levels for a comprehensive counseling program.

Lodging Info:

Discounted hotel rooms are available!  Just ask for the KAPS rate of $79/night. You MUST reserve your room by March 23rd to get this rate. 

Free Breakfast is included as well as free karaoke night on Wednesday evening!

Hopkinsville Wyndham Garden

2910 Fort Campbell Blvd,

Hopkinsville, KY   

Other information:

  • Lunch will be on your own--Enjoy networking with your colleagues!
  • If a minimum of 30 registrants is not met, workshop may be cancelled.
  • Workshop is exclusively for school psychologists/students, counselors, school social workers and other school based mental health professionals.
  • Cancellation policy: No refunds for cancelled registration. Substitutions are allowed, but restricted to eligible role groups.  Original registrant is responsible for ensuring that registration is paid in full by the date of the workshop.  
  • EILA approval is pending.       
  • Registration closes 4/13/20.  No on-site registration.
  • Registration rates: KAPS Member $50, KAPS Student Member $25, Non-member $65. Principals are encouraged to attend as well--only $25 if attending with their school psychologist!


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