Thank you for attending the 2021 Winter Roundtable Conference! We look forward to seeing you at next year's conference!
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.
Registration for the 2021 Winter Roundtable Conference is now closed.
The 2021 Winter Roundtable Conference will be completely remote. We are excited to announce complimentary continuing education and wellness activities for the 2021 conference! We will also have reduced conference rates to make the virtual 2021 conference more accessible.
Standard Registration (through February 24th)
Continuing Education: complimentary
Day of Registration (February 25th-27th)
Continuing Education: complimentary
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.
In order to make the 2021 conference more accessible, there will be no registration fees for Continuing Education credits this year. Please complete your CEU information with your registration.
APA, NBCC, or CTLE CEUs
Social Work CEs will not be offered for the 2021 Conference
This year, the Winter Roundtable is providing a hybrid model specifically for students registered in the Teachers College course. This for-credit course for students of Teachers College only will include remote attendance to the WRT Conference on February 25-27th and in-person discussion. This course can be taken for 0-3 credits. More information is available on Canvas.
Please contact the roundtable coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering! Volunteers will be involved in presentation support and will be provided with complimentary registration.
Please welcome our 2021 keynote speakers!
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel...
Danice L. Brown received her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2008, which included a year-long predoctoral internship at the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center. Upon graduation, Dr. Brown joined the psychology department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She later relocated to the Baltimore area and joined the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program at Towson University as an Associate Professor in 2015. In addition to teaching various courses in Towson’s terminal master’s program (e.g., advanced counseling skills, group counseling, and practicum), Dr. Brown has been serving as the Coordinator of Clinical Training for the program...
We are excited to announce a special workshop:
The Power of Storytelling for Dreamers & Undocumented Citizens in K-20 Education
This special event features both a panel discussion and a teach-in workshop led by undocumented citizens, Dreamers, college professors, immigrant advocates, and aspiring English teachers. In this workshop, we utilize storytelling, educational research, and clinical field experience to reveal the untold stories, struggles, and resiliency of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant, a Dreamer, and an American in K-20 schools today. Panelists include Pulitzer Award Winning journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas and Adrian Escarate, Deputy Chief of Staff at Define American, Dr. Roberto Gonzalez, Professor at Harvard University and Director of Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IIH), and Dr. Judy Yu, Assistant Professor at Queens College and Founding Director at REACH. They will be joined by Queens College students, Sara Yadgarov, Maria Sultana, Wriel Santos, and Ahmad Zeidieh and guest facilitator from Define American, Valeria Rodriguez.
Here are some of our keynote speakers and their presentations at past Winter Roundtable Conferences.
The 2021 Winter Roundtable Submission Portal is now closed following the extended deadline of January 8th, 2021 at 5PM EST. Acceptance notifications will be sent out shortly. Please use the link above to edit your accepted proposal.
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.
The Winter Roundtable offers Continuing Education Units from the following professional organizations:
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.
The Winter Roundtable is approved by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology and State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists and licensed mental health counselors.
To obtain APA, NBCC, NYS, or CTLE credits for all approved CE courses at the Winter Roundtable, please provide your information in the registration portal.
Social Work CEs will not be provided for the 2021 Conference.
*For information on which presentations are eligible for continuing education credits, please see our Agenda or contact the Winter Roundtable Office for more information.
We are excited to announce a variety of wellness activities throughout the conference including yoga, meditation, and creative activities to connect with attendees. These are provided in conjunction with Queer Anga!
Queer Anga is a multi-racial, multi-gender queer and trans wellness collective based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2018, Queer Anga hosts a monthly event series featuring yoga, food, and a guided conversation about what it means to live in our queer, trans, contested, unique, strange, and wonderful bodies.
The Winter Roundtable Conference is fully funded by Teachers College, Columbia University.
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.
Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for purchase!
Selected presentations from past Winter Roundtables are now available for streaming!
Q: How can I reach the Roundtable?
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Q: What is your conflict resolution policy?
A: Our policy is available at this link: Conflict Resolution Policy. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Q: I have specific accessibility needs. How can I have these addressed?
A: 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.
Q: I would like to register for only one day of the conference. Is there a reduced rate?
A: We do not offer single day registrations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
Q: I have a student group or larger group of attendees. Is there a way to register everyone at once?
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Q: Are all sessions eligible for continuing education?
A: Only sessions marked as *CE Eligible will be included in your CE certificate. Please check that there are no profession exceptions (this will be clearly marked, typically at the end of the session description).
Q: I signed up for continuing education credits. When will I receive these?
A: We are typically able to process CE certificates within 6-8 weeks following the conference dates. If you need your certificate urgently or do not hear from our office by this time, please contact us for more information.