Altering Racial Preferences via Transformation of Stimulus Functions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. further practitioners cultural competencies in a school setting in regards to consultation.
  2. promote racial equity in school settings.
  3. understand how relational frame theory can be utilized in school settings.


How can we reduce racial biases in educational settings? We will provide the results of a pilot study examining the use of relational frame theory to alter racial biases through transformation of stimulus functions. Practitioners will learn culturally sensitive consultation practices in order to promote reform in schools pertaining to disproportionate disciplinary practices and teacher responses to students of color, thus promoting racial equity in the educational setting.



Sarah E. Litten, The University of Southern Mississippi
Crystal N. Taylor, The University of Southern Mississippi


Elena V. Stepanova, Kyle E. Rowsey

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