Disrupting Racial Bias: A Guide for School Psychologists

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. begin the process of self-reflection and skill development necessary to address racial bias during school-based meetings and teacher consultations
  2. learn how to recognize and tackle the cognitive dissonance that prohibits confronting bias
  3. acquire techniques for navigating difficult conversations with colleagues and administrators around race

Description

Participants in this mini-skills session will learn how to use self-reflection to develop the skills to recognize and address racial bias during school-based meetings and teacher consultations. A variety of hands-on activities will be used to help participants recognize and tackle the cognitive dissonance that prohibits confronting bias, identify vulnerable decision points, learn strategies for managing stressors, and acquire techniques for navigating difficult conversations with colleagues and administrators around race.

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Presenter(s)

Jennifer Rose, PhD, Loyola University Chicago-Loyola Community & Family Services
Pamela A. Fenning, Loyola University Chicago

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