Demystifying Critical Race Theory in School Psychology

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about basic CRT tenets critical to understanding what it is and how it is used in current public discourse
  2. discover concrete ways CRT can be used to provide equitable psychological services to racial minority youth and families
  3. learn methods to cultivate and apply CRT in practice, training, and research.
  4. discuss specific ways that audience members can use CRT in their practice, research, and training


What is Critical Race Theory (CRT) and why are legislators talking about it? Featuring didactics, its use in research and practice, and audience discussion; join doctoral students and faculty as they describe CRT and how it can be used as a framework for anti-racist research and practice. All levels of practitioners, researchers, graduate educators, and students will learn the basics and background of CRT and how to incorporate anti-racism into their work.



Marie L. Tanaka, University of Arizona
Dylan O. Barton, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Tara Kulkarni, California State University - Monterey Bay
Adrianna E. Crossing, Harvard Medical School
Stacy A. Williams, Marist College
Olivia G. Holter, PhD, Central Washington University


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