Welcome to SCASP

The Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists is a non-profit organization that strives to connect school psychologists in the area, and provides information that will enable and support our area's school psychologists to be up to date on current best practices. SCASP invites you to join our organization for FREE the 2020-2021 school year! 

Please contact us if you would like to join for the rest of this year. Membership registration links below are currently de-activated. 

Membership with the Sonoma County Association of School Psychologists (SCASP) includes the annual kickoff workshop, discounts on SCASP sponsored workshops throughout the school year, and invitations to our winter and spring gatherings. In addition, a portion of membership revenue will be donated to the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP).

Save the Date!

Hello Sonoma County Psychs (and neighbors),

The Sonoma County Office of Education is bringing you the Counselor Collaborative: Spring 2021 Convening. This event will be held online. 

The Counselor Collaborative is a biannual convening of elementary, middle, and high school counselors and related service providers. Each session consists of professional development activities that are related to issues identified by collaborative participants. Meetings feature guest speakers and interactive discussions on topics related to advancing the social, emotional, and academic growth of Sonoma County students.

This Spring’s Collaborative theme will be Equity at the Center and will be hosted by the Special Education and Behavioral Health Department at SCOE. The keynote speaker will be speaking on the topic of Equity and Unconscious Bias, and will be followed by opportunities to join dynamic presenters (local advocates, professors, experts from the East Coast and students) in conversations on the following topics:

  • Equity-Based Counseling Approaches
  • Re-entering School Post-Pandemic with an Equity Lens
  • Student Engagement During Distance Learning (Student Panel)
  • Equity-Based Support for ELL/ELD Students


Please note that the first 30 minutes (8:30-9am) will be for casual networking. The keynote speaker and other presenters will be joining from 9am-12pm.

Event Organizers:

Maria Aviña, MA, AMFT, PPSC (she, her, hers, ella)

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Maria is a Mental Health Recovery Counseling Specialist for the Special Education and Behavioral Health Department at SCOE. Maria has been working in promoting Mental Health Wellness and providing Social/Emotional support to diverse populations in Sonoma County and Mendocino County. One main key role for Maria has been to facilitate student success through Mental Health equity-minded practices for underrepresented Sonoma County children, youth, and families.

Laura Sherwood Higgins, LCSW, MPH, PPSC (she, her, hers, ella)

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Laura is a Mental Health Services Provider for the Special Education and Behavioral Health Department at SCOE. Laura has been promoting equity in education and mental health wellness in children and adolescents for over a decade in the social services, health sectors, and educational system. She is committed to working with families and school communities to support social and emotional growth, resilience, and positive transformation in youth.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Presenter/s: Laura Sherwood and Maria Aviña

Cost: Free

Audience: Open to all Sonoma County K-12 school counselors

Registration Closes: 04/16/2021