Workshop 3

Date: 05 Jul, 2023
Time: 13:30 – 16:00 (CET) 

Workshop title:  How to Design and Implement Resilience Prevention Programs in School Settings for Students and Educators: An International Perspective.                                                                                                                                                           

Presenter: Tassos Matsopoulos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of School Psychology

University of Crete, Greece.

Workshop Description:

The goal of the present workshop is to present and analyze all the basic steps in designing, implementing and evaluating a resilience program in a school setting. In this workshop, we will follow two distinct thematic threads: One focusing on designing resilience programs focused on children and the second one focusing on educators and in promoting their resilience to deal with stressful or adverse circumstances.

Emphasis will be given to teacher resilience (as well as parent resilience) conceptualizing resilience from a multisystemic point of view. In addition, attention will be drawn to the cultural aspect of the whole process also focusing on best practices on how to set up, implement and evaluate prevention programs to ensure the best possible outcomes for students and educators.

The workshop will be dialectical, experiential and applied to help practitioners gain knowledge, skills and insights in the important area of prevention services that modern school psychologists are encouraged to take a leadership role.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, the participants will

– Learn all basic steps of designing a prevention (resilience) program

– Learn the importance and specifics of solid implementation practices and evaluation steps of a school-based prevention program.

– Reflect and learn how to approach the whole process of designing, implementing, and evaluating a resilience program from a critical point of view infused by a cross-cultural and multicultural approach.

NASP Domains:

School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning

Consultation and Collaboration

Equitable Practices for Diverse Student Populations

Presenter Bio: Dr. Tassos Matsopoulos is a permanently certified school psychologist in New York State, US and has been full-time Professor at The College of St. Rose and the Psy.D. at the Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ, US.

He is also certified as a school psychologist in Greece and Cyprus. Currently Dr. Matsopoulos is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of Crete (Greece), Depart. of Preschool Education. He is the Director of School Psychology Research Lab/Unit at the University of Crete Research Center (UCRC).

His scholarly interests focus on prevention, resilience, parent training, teacher consultation, early intervention and international school psychology. He is the Co-Chair of the International School Psychology Association interest group Parent Education and Family Resilience. He has extensive experience with European Erasmus+ and Erasmus Mundus programs and he has trained school psychologists, teachers and preschool teachers in countries such as Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Italy (Sardenia) and US. His new upcoming (2023) book is entitled Growth Ecosystemic Resilience Consultation in School Settings.