Social/Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Program Development: Best Practice Series - Understanding Program Models (Session 1 of 5)

February 8, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Speaker: Alex Hirshberg, Psy.D., Hirshberg Behavioral Services, LLC

All sessions are 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Session 2: March 1, 2023, Staff Role Definitions
Session 3: March 22, 2023, Leveraging Evidence-Based Practices
Session 4: March 29, 2023, Inclusion Planning
Session 5: April 12, 2023, Adult SEL: Addressing Burnout in Working with Students with Emotional Disabilities

Webinar Description
Districts are grappling with how to effectively educate students presenting with significant emotional disabilities. There is significant diversity in how in-district social-emotional programs have developed to provide students the services they need in the least restrictive environment. This webinar reviews the various program models currently in use and discusses the pros and cons of each approach.

About the Speaker
Alex Hirshberg, Psy.D., is the founder and executive director of Hirshberg Behavioral Health Services, LLC in Hadley, Massachusetts.  Dr. Hirshberg is a clinical psychologist who provides behavioral consultation, professional development, and psychological assessment services to schools across Massachusetts.  He also has a small outpatient therapy practice focused on using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for individuals with anxiety and mood disorders.  His interest areas include Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in schools, trauma informed practices, and developing in-district social-emotional programs.

Participants must attend all 5 sessions to receive PDPs and/or CEUs. A 6-character code will be given during each session for accountability purposes. Following the 5th session, participants will receive an email with information to apply for PDPs and/or CEUs. Please save all 5 codes as you will need to enter all 5 codes on the PDP and/or CEU form. If you are not eligible for PDPs and/or CEUs, you may apply for a Certificate of Attendance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email Lauren@mpyinc.org.