Professional Development & Consultation

Consultation Services

We take our consultation role very seriously at the Family and Educational Wellness Center. As experienced school psychologists, educators, clinicians, and perhaps most importantly, parents, we recognize that problems are often multi-faceted, and the solutions can be equally complex. We value our role as partners in the problem-solving process and have enjoyed a great deal of success helping families and schools look at challenges from different perspectives and generating solutions that work for all of the involved stakeholders.

The Influential School Leader, written by Drs. Murphy and D’Auria, was released in December 2020 and provides a conceptual framework for leadership that has received endorsements from nationally-renowned experts from both education and psychology. This includes the current APA President, Dr. Frank Worrell, and a Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management from Harvard Business School, Dr. Amy Edmondson. The framework provides the blueprint for Dr. Murphy’s consultation to school districts in particular.

Professional Development for School Districts

Members from the FEW Center team are frequent presenters at PD events for school districts and educators throughout Massachusetts. Previous talks include the following:

  • Navigating a More Equitable Future – Educational Leadership and Social Justice
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Students
  • The Four Pillars of Collaboration for Educators Supporting Challenging Students
  • School refusal: Understanding, Connecting, and Overcoming.
  • Understanding Trauma, Trauma-Related Disorders, and the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Study
  • A DSM-5 Overview: Implications for Educators.
  • ADHD workshop. An Overview of Best-Practice Interventions for Students with ADHD
  • Behavioral Health in the Schools: Issues and Strategies.
  • Building a Tiered Approach to Support Social-Emotional Needs in Today’s Schools
  • Social Influence: Implications of Social Psychology for School Psychologists and Educators
  • Redefining Emotional Assessment – A Three-Tiered Model of Assessment for Children and Adolescents
  • Behavioral Response-to-Intervention (RtI).
  • Transforming School Discipline Practices: The Collaborative problem solving Approach.
  • Discussing What Matters Most to Parents – Their Children.

Professional Development – Community Audiences

Members of the FEW Center team also present for community audiences such as Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (SEPAC) and at conferences at the regional, state, and national levels. Please reach out to us to learn more about our offerings and availability.