Session 2A | NCSPP: A History of Disruption (1.25 CEs)
Presenters: Kathi Borden, Ph.D., Luli Emmons, Ph.D., and Joe Bascuas, Ph.D.
The presenters will review NCSPP's history as a disruptive force in professional psychology education, interweaving ideas from past NCSPP leaders.
2:45 PM - 4:00 PMThu
Bascuas, Joe PhD
Albizu University, Miami
Emmons, Luli Ph.D.
Vice President for Professional Development, Palo Alto University
Borden, Kathi Ph.D.
Faculty, Antioch University New England
In this symposium, three presenters who have been involved with NCSPP for many years will review NCSPP’s establishment as a “disruptor” organization. We will supplement their presentations with comments from past presidents and others history of NCSPP’s history as an innovator and disruptor, and its evolution into a leading voice in psychology education and training. We will then will discuss three examples of disruption of the status quo that were led by NCSPP, its member schools, and its delegates: Competencies and the Development of the Practitioner-Scholar Model; Bringing Diversity to the Forefront; and Broadening our Horizons: Psychologists as Advocates. Finally, we will end with a group discussion of issues facing psychology education in which NCSPP might take the lead in disrupting the status quo and promoting positive change.
1. Participants will be able to describe how NCSPP has changed the landscape of psychology education and training with the development of a new training model and competencies.
2. Participants will be able to describe the struggle and results of the 1989 Diversity Conference held in Puerto Rico and beyond.
3. Participants will be able to identify NCSPP’s role in getting psychology educators involved in advocacy for public and social policies that support psychology education and training.
4. Participants will be able to describe and discuss near future issues facing psychology education and training, and to consider ways in which NCSPP might prioritize these issues and take a leadership role.