Writing Measurable Goals with Social Emotional Learning

A training opportunity provided by the Diagnostic Center North (DCN).

The purpose of this training is for service providers to have a framework to address social-emotional needs with an operationally defined and measurable system. This means first conceptualizing the problem into three categories: symptom, self-report, and coping skill. Conceptualization is followed by data collection, defining measurable goals, and identifying processes to monitor progress. All steps of this framework will be defined and explained in this training.

Participant Objectives

  • Determine the need for individualized education program (IEP) goals for social-emotional needs
  • Increase skills to operationalize social-emotional learning (SEL) as measurable goals
  • Increase awareness for monitoring goal progress and competency

Intended Audience

  • Teachers supporting individuals with mental wellness
  • School-based therapists
  • Counseling enriched program therapists
  • School psychologists
  • School counselors
  • Behaviorists


Natalie Jocic, M.S., LEP, ABSNP, School Psychologist


Thursday, September 29, from 3:00 - 4:30pm

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About the Trainer

Natalie Jocic-Limm is a school psychologist with the California Department of Education's Diagnostic Center of Northern California. Her background is in early childhood education, and she has been a district-based school psychologist and program specialist before transitioning to Diagnostic Center ten years ago. She has had the opportunity to be part of the California Department of Education's Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, present at various national and state conferences, and to coach school district staff for their counseling enriched programs, autism programs, and best practices for cognitive assessments.