Session 2D | Courageous Conversations in Graduate Psychology Education: Strategies to Stay in the Struggle for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice (2 CEs)
Presenters: Alette Coble-Temple, Psy.D.
In this dynamic, engaging and reinvigorating presentation, there will be use of facilitated shared narratives, responses to film clips, didactic presentations and more.
In this dynamic, engaging and reinvigorating presentation, there will be use of facilitated shared narratives, responses to film clips, didactic presentations and more to dynamically create an environment of learning and education to acknowledge (and replenish!) our skills and abilities to teach as psychologists. The context of current times nationally in the U.S. and internationally creates imperatives for us to (re)humanize each other. Movements for continuing social justice, compassion with others especially those marginalized and forming relational bridges across divides seems all the more an imperative. We must share viewpoints and key strategies for having hard conversations, difficult dialogues and ways to remain committed to peace and social justice. Engaging in courageous conversations mean we must facilitate constructive dialogue, interaction, understanding and action around significant issues or within/between significant conference constituencies.
1. Participants will be able to identify and describe why individuals have difficulty discussing racism, prejudice, discrimination and ultimately violence, and describe how to utilize this knowledge to formulate innovative ways to encourage students as active and co-participatory change agents.
2. Participants will be able to describe how to increase educational community action and re-imagine oneself as a change agent via awareness and understanding of the dynamics of difference including racial and ethnic discrimination and the intersections of race or ethnic culture with gender or sexual orientation.
3. Participants will be able to describe how multiple societal oppressions, including discrimination, racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, ageism, ableism, nativism, immigration status differences, etc., stem from power differentials in society.
4. Participants will be able to describe how to incorporate difficult dialogues and acts regarding social justice, privilege, alliance building, and strategic compassion to improve current pedagogical interventions.
5. Participants will be able to describe how to work with colleagues, supervisees and graduate students in utilizing their past, present and future professional roles in addressing fairness, equity, power and privilege, social injustice and cultural competence in psychological practice.