Decolonizing Psychology Conference

Overview


Recent attention has initiated a critical examination of the role of systemic racism across all sectors of society. In response to this shift in national dialogue, graduate student groups at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as those across the country, have partnered with faculty to highlight a strong need to increase anti-racism efforts within psychology training. Such calls have focused on the need to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students within psychology, and related fields, by dismantling institutionalized racism and inequity within the field of psychology. The goal of this full-day conference was to provide educators, supervisors, and students within the field of psychology and related fields with the needed resources to critically examine and decolonize their curricular, research, supervision, and mentorship practices.

Funding:

Funding for the Decolonizing Psychology Practices Conference was provided by the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs (BEA).

Speakers


Dr. Falendar

Dr. Carol Falender, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychology & Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University

Dr. Malone

Celeste Malone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at Howard University; President-Elect of the National Association of School Psychologists

Dr. Mena

Jasmine A. Mena, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Bucknell University

Dr. Sullivan

Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D.

Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor & Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota

Conference Moderators


Dr. Mark Gooden
Decolonizing Mentorship
Laudan Jahromi
Dr. Laudan Jahromi
Decolonizing Curriculum
Dr. Marie Miville
Decolonizing Supervision
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Decolonizing Research Practices

Schedule


Opening Remarks -- 9:00am - 9:10am

Speaker: Dr. Prerna Arora


Decolonizing Clinical Supervision -- 9:10am - 10:25am

Speaker: Dr. Carol Falender

Moderator: Dr. Marie Miville


Break -- 10:25am-10:30am


Decolonizing Mentorship -- 10:30am-11:45am

Speaker: Dr. Celeste Malone

Moderator: Dr. Mark Gooden


Break -- 11:45pm-12:30pm


Decolonizing Curriculum -- 12:30pm-1:45pm

Speaker: Dr. Jasmine Mena

Moderator: Dr. Laudan Jahromi


Break -- 1:45pm-1:50pm


Decolonizing Research Practices -- 1:50pm-3:05pm

Speaker: Dr. Amanda Sullivan

Moderator: Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz


Closing Remarks -- 3:05pm-3:15pm

Speaker: Dr. Prerna Arora

Conference Recordings


Resources

You can access all conference resources, slides, and handouts provided by speakers and attendees below


Speaker Slides

Decolonizing Clinical Supervision: Decolonizing Clinical Supervision Slides

Decolonizing Mentorship: Decolonizing Mentorship Slides

Decolonizing Curriculum: Decolonizing Curriculum Slides

Decolonizing Research Practices: Sullivan Antiracist Scholarship Decolonizing Conference April 2021 Slides

Speaker Handouts

Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum: Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum Selected Resources

AntiRacist Research Resources: Sullivan AntiRacist Research Resources

Resources from Attendees

FAQs


A: While the conference focuses on decolonizing psychological practices, individuals from related fields, such as education and counseling, may also benefit from the content presented at this conference.

A: Graduate students interesting in teaching, research, clinical supervision, and mentorship are encouraged to attend.

A: Yes, all are welcome to attend the conference!

A: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services will be provided. To request other disability related accommodations contact OASID at OASID@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

A: We do not offer continuing education credits.

A: The session recordings will be sent out to all registrants, as well as available on the conference website after the event.

A: Registrants may attend a part or the entirety of the event.

Conference Organizers


Arora
Dr. Prerna Arora, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Kayla Parr
Kayla M. Parr
Ph.D. Student in School Psychology
Olivia Khoo
Ph.D. Candidate in School Psychology
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