Periodically, PAPSA provides workshops as professional development opportunities for those administrators/supervisors (and other interested parties) who are responsible for programs in the field of Pupil Services, such as counseling, health services, psychology, social work, attendance, SAP and related programs. Among the topics that are covered are: (1) Recent legal decisions affecting Pupil Services; (2) Improving evaluation strategies for educational specialists; (3) Structuring an effective Pupil Services department; and (4) Best practices in implementing Pupil Services programs.
Workshop attendees receive a certificate indicating five (5) hours of professional development. PAPSA no longer serves as an Act 48 provider. Persons will need to arrange with their schools for entry of the hours via the PDE portal.
Questions concerning workshops should be directed to Dr. Douglas Arnold at (570) 656-4286 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.