Psychologists in Schools Association

October Conference

Friday, October 27th, 2017


Understanding and Intervening with Trauma-Impacted Youth in the School Setting

Keynote speaker - Dr. Margaret Blaustein


Margaret E. Blaustein, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist whose career has focused on the understanding and treatment of complex childhood trauma and its sequelae.  With an emphasis on the importance of understanding the child-, the family-, and the provider-in-context, her study has focused on identification and translation of key principles of intervention across treatment settings, building from the foundational theories of childhood development, attachment, and traumatic stress.  With Kristine Kinniburgh, Dr. Blaustein is co-developer of the Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) treatment framework (Kinniburgh & Blaustein, 2005), and co-author of the text, Treating Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents: Fostering Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competence (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2010).  She has provided extensive training and consultation to providers within the US and abroad.  Dr. Blaustein is currently the Director of Training and Education at The Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline, MA, and is actively involved in local, regional, and national collaborative groups dedicated to the empathic, respectful, and effective provision of services to this population.




Rosaria Centre
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

Limited  parking available - please carpool from home or hotel



Friday, October 27, 2017

The morning will focus on building a trauma-informed perspective while the afternoon will focus on providing strategies that teachers can use when working with students with trauma.

9:00 a.m.  -  10:30 a.m. Keynote
10:30 a.m.  -  10:45 a.m.  Nutrition Break
10:45 a.m.  -  12:00 noon Keynote cont'd
12:00 noon  -  1:00 p.m. Lunch on your own
Meal tickets can be purchased at MSVU
1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. Keynote cont'd
3:00 p.m. AGM


Registration Details:

  • Fees:  $100.00* (NSTU Member - includes membership fee) 
    $80.00* (Retirees, Substitutes & Students)
  • Registrar:  Matthew MacLeod


As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.


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Past Conference Materials

Conference Year

File Author/Presenter File Type





Neuropsychology of Mathematics

Neuropsychology of Reading Disorders

Dr. Steven Feifer .pdf
2012 Anxiety and Selective Mutism Dr. Alissa Pencer .ppt
2010 Disruptive Behaviour in the Elementary School Classroom Dr. Susan Jerrott .pdf
2009 Math Learning Disability in the Context of Current Research and Practice in SLD Identification & Treatment Dr. Dawn P. Flanagan