Social/Emotional Learning

Student Development: Factors affecting SEL, and our roles as Educators and Specialists - Session 1 of 2

January 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Session 2: January 28, 2022

Speaker: David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP

Webinar Description
Social/Emotional Development involves the development and influence of several factors. This workshop covers the major areas of concern that may affect student progress and behavior, including social emotional development. It also covers several models educators can use to understand student development and how we can work collaboratively to address student concerns.

Attendees must register for and participate in both webinar sessions. A code will be given out during each session for accountability purposes. Please hold onto the codes- you will enter them into one PDP and/or CEU form, which are available on the Request Forms page on MPY's website. Forms must be completed within 8 days of the 2nd session.

About the Speaker
David Gotthelf, Ph.D., NCSP, is a licensed psychologist provider as well as a licensed school psychologist and special education administrator. He has had over 35 years experience working in school and clinical settings. He has served as the program manager for teens and young adults with ASD at MGH’s Aspire Program, and he currently has private practice where he provides therapy as well as evaluation services.  An adjunct professor at Boston and Northeastern Universities, he also serves as a clinical supervisor for a mental health clinic in the Boston area. 

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