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.
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.
All abstracts must include:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration for the 2021 Winter Roundtable is not yet open.
To request 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.
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
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.
Here are some of our keynote speakers and their presentations at past Winter Roundtable Conferences.
Dr. Lisa Delpit, Opening Keynote
MacArthur Award winner and recently retired Felton G. Clark Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The author of Other People’s Children and “Multiplication Is for White People,” and co-editor (with Joanne Kilgour Dowdy) of The Skin That We Speak (all published by The New Press), she lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Delpit is editor of a new work, "Teaching When the World Is on Fire," which speaks to the contentious world today and the necessary conversations we all must have about it.
Dr. Samuel Johnson, Taking the Long View
Sam Johnson, PhD, is a former chair of the Psychology Department at Baruch College, a counseling psychologist, and professor of Psychology. He sits on the President's Cabinet as the chair of the Baruch College Faculty Senate. His research and teaching interests are in culturally competent clinical training and applied psychological training for intercultural competence. His academic career spans over 40 years of service at many institutions, most recently at Teachers College Columbia University. While at Teachers College, Dr. Johnson pioneered multicultural curriculum development for professional psychologists at Columbia University. He is the founder of the Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cross-Cultural Psychology and Education, the longest-running professional conference devoted to issues of diversity.
Dr. Carmen Cruz, A Supervisor's Search for Meaning
Dr. Cruz is a bilingual Licensed Psychologist and Diversity/Social Justice Consultant in the Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth area. She is currently Associate Director and Director of Training at Texas Woman’s University Counseling & Psychological Services. Additionally, she provides private consultation and trainings for institutions, businesses, and individuals who aim to improve their perspectives and inclusion within their organizations. Dr. Cruz completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Florida International University in Miami, Florida and received her doctoral degree from the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a diversity and gender specialist, with particular specialty in LGBTQ populations and racial/ethnic minorities. Dr. Cruz’s professional interests include social justice training, teaching/mentorship, the psychology of gender, identity issues, multicultural psychology, cultural/spiritual development, existential theory and the impact of the stigma of psychotherapy.
Make the Road NY, Here to Stay: Resistance and Resiliency in the Age of Trump
Make the Road New York (Se Hace Camino Nueva York) is an immigrants' rights organization that works toward dignity and justice for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status, race or gender identity. Their multidisciplinary work provides legal and educational services, community organizing and policy innovation. With over 23,000 members from immigrant and working class communities across New York City, Long Island and Westchester, Make the Road New York exemplifies the values and aspirations of the Winter Roundtable.
Dr. Derald Wing Sue, Microinterventions: Anti-Bias strategies Against Microaggressions and Macroaggressions
Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He served as presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and the Asian American Psychological Association. He is author of over 160 publications, including 21 books. Three of his books, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory
and Practice, Microaggressions in Everyday Life, and Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence are considered classics in the field. Two national surveys have identified Derald Wing Sue as “the most influential multicultural scholar in the United States” and his works are among the most frequently cited.
Dr. Bingham is the 2018 president-elect of the American Psychological Association. Her primary practical and scholarly passions include the power of inclusion, multicultural vocational psychology, ethics, and living well in a diverse society. She was also award the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship at the 2008 Winter Roundtable.
Carmen Perez has dedicated 20 years to advocating for many of today's important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equity, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte, Carmen has crossed the globe promoting peace through civil and human rights, building alternatives to incarceration and violence, and providing commentary and guidance for state and federal policy creation.
Dr. Inman is the former president of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association [APA]). Her scholarly interests include multicultural competencies and social justice in supervision and training, international psychology, South Asian immigrant diasporic identity, and mental health disparities.
The Civic Participation Project (CPP) is an interdisciplinary hub that brings together participatory work from across the Teachers College campus, and was co-founded by Drs. Yolanda-Sealey Ruiz, Lalitha Vasudevan, and Laura Smith. CPP considers how university communities can serve as think-tanks for effectiveness and wellness for changing society.
Professor Jennifer Boylan, author of sixteen books, is the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. In her keynote session entitled "Gender and Resistance", Professor Boylan discusses the roles of gender and difference in the experience of teachers, writers, and students, and the way a willingness to accept change can be a force for good.
Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) is a journalist at The Washington Pos covering national politics, race, justice and law enforcement. At 25, he was a lead on the Post's "Fatal Force" project that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016. He was named "Emerging Journalist of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Dr. Marie Miville was the 2017 recipient of the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and Scholarship. She is also a Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Miville was honored at the 2017 Winter Roundtable for her influence as a scholar, mentor, and former Winter Roundtable director.
Dr. Janet E. Helmsis the Augustus Long Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology and Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She is past president of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association [APA]). Dr. Helms is a Fellow in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), Division 45 (Ethnic Diversity), and Division 35 (Psychology of Women) of the APA. In addition, she is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, the American Psychological Society, and the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Jelani Cobb (@jelani9) writes about the enormous complexity of race in America. In 2015, he received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion & Analysis Journalism for his New Yorker columns, in which he combined “the strengths of an on-the-scene reporter, a public intellectual, a teacher, a vivid writer, a subtle moralist, and an accomplished professional historian.” Cobb writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture.
Dr. Anneliese A. Singh is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of Georgia. Dr. Singh's research interests include multicultural counseling and social justice, transgender resilience and transgender people of color, qualitative methodology with historically marginalized groups (people of color, LGBTQI, immigrants), advocacy to end child sexual abuse in South Asian communities, feminist theory and practice, Asian American counseling and psychology issues, and empowerment interventions with trauma survivors. She has received numerous awards, including the PI Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association.
The Winter Roundtable offers Continuing Education Units from the following professional organizations:
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
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.
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.
The Race, Identity, and Liberation Conference
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!
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To see short preview segments from each of the available videos, click the "Streaming or Download" link below.
Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for purchase!
Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for streaming!