Winter Roundtable 2021

The 38th Annual Winter Roundtable


February 25th-27th, 2021



The Winter Roundtable is the longest running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology, education, and social work. The Winter Roundtable continues 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, education, and social work.

We, the members of the Winter Roundtable Community, bear witness to the pernicious effects of systemic racism—including health disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the murder of Black and Brown people by police—and we feel an urgent call to action and call to connection. Though we wish to gather together, we are also keenly aware of the risks that accompany a conference. Thus, the 38th Annual Winter Roundtable, a Pandemic of Racism, will be a virtual conference that will span Thursday, February 25th to Saturday, February 27th, 2021. We are hopeful that a virtual conference will engage more students, scholars, professionals and activists. We are hopeful that our time together will offer us the opportunity to reconnect, recharge, and rechart our path forward. We are hopeful that we, in the disciplines of psychology and education, will once again rise to meet the challenges of our time. We wish you good health and good spirits, and we wish to see you remotely in February, 2021.


Winter Roundtable Statement on Police Brutality

We are anguished and outraged by the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others whose deaths add yet another name to the appalling list of innocent Black and Brown people killed by police in the United States. Our hearts are with these families, friends, and communities, for we recognize the traumatic effect of their deaths on those who loved them. Our hearts are also with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, who continue to be traumatized by and suffer under white supremacy. For 37 years, the Winter Roundtable has worked to support the efforts of scholars, practitioners and activists in the cause of anti-racism and social justice; now, more than ever, the Roundtable family must continue to lead that cause in the disciplines of psychology and education.

As we prepare for our 38th conference, as a community we are called together in collective action and healing—please join us.

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Submit a Proposal to the Winter Roundtable 2021 Conference  


The 2021 Winter Roundtable Submission Portal is coming soon! 


Please note that we will prioritize Symposia, Workshops, Roundtables, and Student Posters above Paper proposals in the 2021 conference in order to emphasize interactivity in our conference offering. 


  • Proposals must be submitted electronically using the EventRebels submission form.
  • Proposals for all categories of presentations should consist of an abstract (maximum 400 words).
  • Please TYPE OUT proposal abstract information in the fields provided.
  • Proposals for Paper Presentations, Roundtables, Symposia, and Workshops that are potentially CE eligible require additional materials including Learning Objectives and Program Assessments.

All abstracts must include:

  • 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).
  • In the case of an Empiric Study:
    • summary of the research methodology.
    • brief summary of the findings.
  • For workshop submissions, you must include both an abstract AND 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 graduate students, including Masters and Advanced Doctoral students, as well as recent graduates are encouraged.

In addition to this year’s conference theme, other timely topics are welcomed for consideration in the conference program.

If you would like to be considered for CE eligibility, your proposal for a Paper Presentation, Symposia, Workshop, or Roundtable will require Learning Objectives. All of these proposals must include 3-4 learning objectives per hour-long program. These may focus on research, literature, teaching, supervision or clinical practice outcomes for your audience. For instance, a learning objective may be "Participants will be able to define multiculturally competent counseling practice and apply this definition to working with undocumented populations."

For more information on how to write a learning objective, please see requirements and more information below.

  • Must clearly state what the learner will know or be capable of doing following the presentation
  • Must be observable and measurable
  • Must be of sufficient depth for the academic level of the conference

Please see the following link from the APA for a guide on how to write learning objectives: Guidance for Writing Learning Objectives


If you would like to be considered for CE eligibility, your proposal for a Paper Presentation, Symposia, Workshop, or Roundtable will require Program Assessments. All of these proposals require 3-5 program assessments. Program Assessments will evaluate whether your learning objectives have been met in your session. They should be directly based upon the learning objectives of the program.

See the APA Example below:

Rate the statements on a scale of do not agree to strongly agree:

Based on the content of the workshop, I am able to

  • Describe at least two theoretical approaches to hypnosis 
  • Employ at least two hypnotic induction techniques 
  • Explain how psychological approaches differ when applied to acute vs. chronic pain 

Statement of Conflict of Interest: 

All proposals require that the instructors notify the Winter Roundtable of any potential monetary or other conflicts of interest. Any program designed for the sole purpose of personal development, marketing, business practices, and maximizing profits for the practice of an instructor will not be considered for the conference.


Addressing Diversity: 

All proposals must provide a brief statement describing how your presentation will address diversity. Even if this question is addressed elsewhere in your proposal, please include this explicitly here. 


CV and Bibliography: 

All presentations require that each presenter provide a CV. All presentations require a bibliography. If submitted as a CE eligible program, CVs have specific requirements and at least 3 references are required in the bibliography.  



Hour-long focused panel discussions and/or formal presentations in which participants present views on a common topic or theme. Typically structured with an introduction and background on the topic by the moderator. Participants are then welcomed to present their viewpoints with subsequent exchange among participants and the audience as well as between participants. Symposia do not focus only on one paper, but are intended to collect multiple presenters who will present in-depth knowledge or perspectives potentially based on a collection of papers on a centralized question, issue, or topic of research. No more than four presenters. 


  • Abstract: In the case of an empirical study, must include a summary of the research methodology and a brief summary of the findings
  • May be CE Eligible (requires Learning Objectives and Program Assessments)

Two or three hour programs designed to provide participants with practical experience or applications of theory and research findings and specific direct skills. These will combine theoretical and experiential approaches to support participants in gaining further skills and experience in counseling psychology. These skills will be outlined in learning objectives and evaluated in assessments. Your proposal must include duration as well as a brief description of the workshop for inclusion in the program. Presenters require expertise in the content area of the workshop. 


  • Abstract
  • 50-word maximum description of the workshop
  • May be CE Eligible (Requires Learning Objectives and Program Assessments)

Hour-long dialogues about a broad theme of cultural relevance in psychology and education which provide an opportunity for dialogue with the presenters facilitating the discussion and audience. Presenters will typically open the discussion with brief remarks or background and then facilitate discussions. Each theme then consists of branching smaller discussion groups that address various sub-themes pertaining to the general topic. 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. 


  • Abstract: Must include information about the general theme, as well as the sub-themes that will serve as topics for discussion 
  • May be CE Eligible (requires Learning Objectives and Program Assessments)

Opportunities for masters and doctoral students in psychology and education to present their recent research project or scholarship. The hour-long poster session allows for extensive discussion with the author. Posters are presented in summary form on bulletin boards with illustrative content including tables, graphs, and data. A student must be the first author on all poster presentation submissions, and each submission should contain no more than four authors. Not all authors are required to be in attendance.


Thanks 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. Student first authors whose poster presentation proposals are accepted will receive complimentary registration to the Winter Roundtable. On posters with multiple authors, the scholarship will be awarded to the first author only.


  • Abstract: Must include a summary of the research methodology and brief summary of the preliminary or final results 
  • Not CE Eligible (Does not require Learning Objectives and Program Assessments)

Hour-long presentations, typically presented by one or a small number of authors regarding ongoing or concluded research investigations or clinical educational practices. These allow an in-depth presentation of material. 


  • Abstract: In the case of an empirical study, must include a summary of the research methodology and a brief summary of the findings
  • May be CE Eligible (requires Learning Objectives and Program Assessments)


Registration for the 2021 Winter Roundtable is not yet open. 

To request disability related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, (212) 678-3853 TTY, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.


Continuing Education: 

Continuing Education is not yet available for the 2021 Winter Roundtable Conference. For attendees wishing to obtain Continuing Education credits, there is an additional one time registration fee. 

APA, NBCC, or CTLE CE Fee $25 

SW CE Fee $50

LMHC CEs are also offered


Teachers College Student Course: 

This year, the Winter Roundtable is providing a hybrid model course for students of Teachers College with remote attendance to the WRT Conference on February 25-27th and an in-person discussion for credit. This course can be taken for 0-3 credits. More information will be available soon. 



We will open up volunteering opportunities in December, 2020. Please contact us then if you are interested in volunteering. 


Coming soon! 

Previous Speakers

Here are some of our keynote speakers and their presentations at past Winter Roundtable Conferences.


Continuing Education

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


American Psychological Association (APA): Up to 10 Hours 

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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To obtain APA or NBCC credits for all approved CE courses at the Winter Roundtable, register with the additional $25 fee. 

The Winter Roundtable Conference is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Winter Roundtable maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


Social Work CEs are provided through the Columbia School of Social Work

To obtain SW credits, please register with the additional fee. 

Select workshops provide continuing education (CE) for NYS, NJ and CT licensed social workers and NYS licensed mental health counselors. Licensed social workers and mental health counselors from other states, please confirm with your state licensing board.

Social Work CE Requirements 


CTLE CEs are approved through Teachers College 

LMHC CEs are currently pending


*For information on which presentations are eligible for continuing education credits, please see our Agenda or contact the Winter Roundtable Office for more information. 

Conference Staff

Faculty Co-Directors:

Riddhi Sandil

Riddhi Sandil


Gregory Payton

Gregory Payton



Charlene Bernasko

Charlene Bernasko

Anna Motulsky

Anna Motulsky


Honorary Sponsor: 

The Race, Identity, and Liberation Conference 

Queens College

Past Conferences

Purchase Media

Recordings of selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are available for purchase or subscription. 

Keynote presentations from 2017 onward may be viewed above. 

Selected presentations from 2012 through 2017 are available in both hard copy DVD format and as digital files which can be streamed or downloaded. 

Selected presentations from 2006 through 2011 are available in DVD format only.  

The digital files are available through the "Streaming or Download"link below.  Right now, a 1-year streaming subscription is just $35.00 per presentation!  Or you can purchase and download the digital file for just $50.00!

DVD copies are available through the "Purchase DVDs" link below.  Right now, a DVD copy of any available presentation is just $50.00!

Both sites accept PayPal and major credit cards.

To see short preview segments from each of the available videos, click the "Streaming or Download" link below.

Purchase DVD's

Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for purchase!  

Streaming or Download

Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for streaming!

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