School Psychology Training Programs: Socialization, Oppression, and Marginalized Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand faculty perspectives regarding marginalized students' experiences with their training programs' socialization processes.
  2. engage in a conversation regarding how school psychology training programs contribute to the oppression of marginalized students.
  3. understand marginalized graduate students' perspectives of and experiences with socialization in their graduate training programs.


Promoting social justice in school psychology starts with graduate training programs. It is critical that school psychology programs focus on their socialization processes for students, including students with marginalized identities. We explored the experiences of marginalized students in school psychology graduate programs and how faculty members understand the socialization process. Second, we analyzed those experiences and understandings through critical theories to identify and critique existing oppressive structures for marginalized students. Preliminary findings will be presented.



Jose M. Castillo, University of South Florida
Patricia Y. Hanson, University of South Florida
Jasmine L. Gray, University of South Florida
Alexis M. Sanchez, University of South Florida


Chelsea Salvatore, Myesha M. Morgan

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