Winter Roundtable 2016

Welcome to the 34th Annual Winter Roundtable #WRT2017!

The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. The Winter Roundtable will continue its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, ability status, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education.

This year's theme, From Ferguson to Flint: Multicultural Competencies for Community Based Trauma celebrates 34 years of accomplishment in the face of oppression, stigma, and trauma, and encourages emerging scholars and elders to continue building tools to heal from oppression and support marginalized communities. 

We will emphasize research and interventions in community, school, and family settings, as well as individual development, regarding a wide range of topics, including language, literacy, access, wellness, cultural values, and experiences with discrimination and empowerment.

Proposals and Registration

#WRT2017 Update: We are NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS! PLEASE CLICK HERE to submit your proposal! Proposals are due November 15th.

This year, we are especially interested in proposals that reflect our theme: From Ferguson to Flint: Multicultural Competencies for Community-Based Trauma. 


1. Proposals must be submitted online.

2. Proposals sent via mail or email will be rejected.

3. Proposals for all categories of presentations should consist of an abstract (maximum 400 words).


1. PAPERS are 50 minute individual presentations.

2. SYMPOSIA are 50 minute sessions in which no more than four people may present.

3. WORKSHOPS are 2 and 3 hour programs designed to provide participants with practical experience and specific skills (Please be sure to indicate how long your workshop will be, within your proposal.)

4. STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS are opportunities for master's and doctoral students in psychology and education to present their recent scholarships during an hour-long poster session. A student must be the first author on all poster presentation submissions, and each submission should contain no more than four authors.

Complimentary registration will be provided to the first authors of accepted poster presentations.

Thank you to Joseph G. Ponterotto, J. Manuel Casas, Lisa A. Suzuki, and Charlene M. Alexander, the editors of the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (3rd edition), a student scholarship fund has been established. Students whose poster presentation proposals are accepted will receive free registration to the Winter Roundtable and a $100 stipend. On posters with multiple authors, the scholarship will be awarded to the first author only.

5. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS are 1 hour dialogues about a broad theme of cultural relevance in psychology and education. Each theme consists of smaller discussion groups that address various sub-themes pertaining to the general theme. There should be no more than four sub-themes proposed for each general theme. In addition, no more than four people may be involved in facilitating discussions for one particular general theme.


All abstracts should include:
1. A clear outline of the major ideas to be presented. For roundtable discussions, this outline should include information about the general theme, as well as the sub-themes that will serve as topics for discussion (maximum 400 words)

2. A summary of the research methodology, in the case of an empirical study.

3. A brief summary of the findings, in the case of an empirical study.

For workshop submissions, in addition to the abstract you must also include a 50 word maximum description of the workshop, which includes the learning objectives.

Please note that all poster presentation abstracts submitted should include preliminary or final results of the empirical research study.

Proposals from advanced doctoral students and recent graduates are encouraged. In addition to this year's conference theme, other timely topics are welcomed for consideration in the conference program.


For technical assistance or for more information regarding proposal submissions please contact the conference coordinators.

(Please begin the subject line with "Proposal Submission".)

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Past Conferences

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See last years conference "Cultural Competence in the Digital World: Trending #Apps, #Games, and #SocialMedia".