Winter Roundtable 2016

Welcome to the 34th Annual Winter Roundtable #WRT2017!

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Early Registration: By January 24

General Registration: January 25 - February 22

Day-of Registration: February 24-25 

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.

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Invited Speakers

Each year, Winter Roundtable invites speakers to share their wisdom in multicultural activism, community, organizing, and scholarship. Here are a few. Click on their photos for more information!


THANK YOU for submitting your proposals! Proposals closed November 18th at 11:59pm.

This year, we were 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. 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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Here are the registration fees for this year's conference:

The Winter Roundtable offers Continuing Education (CE). Attendees interested in receiving CEs must select the registration option with the CE fee when registering, and sign in during the conference.  The Continuing Education fee is $25.00 and the Social Work CE fee is $50.00.

Early registration (through January 24, 2017):

General Registration is available from January 25, 2017 through and including February 22, 2017

Day-of registration is available on February 24, 2017


There are many lodging and food options in NYC. Winter Roundtable has accommodation discounts with two uptown NYC hotels:

Hotel Belleclaire:

Reservations: (212) 362-7700 | 250 West 77th Street, New YorkNY 10024    

Marrakech Hotel:

Reservations: (212) 222-2954 | 2688 Broadway, New York, NY 10025  

Continuing Education

The Winter Roundtable offers Continuing Education Units from the following professional organizations:

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): 11 hours*

American Psychological Association (APA): 10 hours

We also offer Continuing Education Units from the Columbia School of Social Work ($50!)

Conference Staff

Faculty Co-Directors:

Student Co-Coordinators:

Past Conferences

Learn more about the Winter Roundtable's rich history.


32nd Winter Roundtable:



Story about the 23rd Winter Roundtable: 



Story about the 17th Winter Roundtable:

"The Cross-Cultural Winter Roundtable stands out as one of the most notable achievements and contributions to counseling psychology made by the program of counseling psychology at Teachers College." - Robert T. Carter

Purchase Media

We are happy to announce that recordings of presentations from Winter Roundtable 2016 are now available! Please click on the images to learn more information about accessibility to these presentations. There are both options to stream subscriptions to the presentations through Vimeo as well as buy hard copy DVDs. Both sites accept PayPal and major credit cards.

To celebrate the New Year and to build excitement for next month's conference, we are now offering all of the videos from the 2016 Roundtable at 50% off the original price! 
This includes both hard-copy DVDs and the on-line streaming subscription options though our Vimeo platform!
Both the DVD site and our Vimeo page accept Pay Pal and major credit cards, but this special pricing is only being offered for a lmiited time!
To see short preview segments from each of the available videos, and to review the subscription options, click the image marked "Vimeo" below. For DVD copies, click the image marked "DVD".
Note that this 50% off sale does NOT apply to video subscriptions and DVDs from the years prior to 2016. Those earlier presentations are available from the Alexander Street Academic Video Store at regular prices. To see previews and purchase those titles, click the Alexander Street Press image below.

FAQ's coming soon