Enhancing Professional Experiences Through Participatory Research During Study Abroad

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. design short-term study abroad programs that support professional competencies and cultural responsiveness.
  2. understand the effectiveness of a participatory research model for enhancing cultural competency through short-term study abroad programs.
  3. understand the effectiveness of a participatory research model for providing culturally sensitive and socially valid services in a foreign culture or context.


The Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Model provides a strong structure for enhancing study abroad experiences to better prepare service providers in education to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population and to deliver positive, culturally sensitive services. This study provides data on the development of professional competencies and effectiveness of interventions delivered through a CBPR model during a short-term study abroad collaboration.



Kenneth Denton, West Texas A&M University
Reagan L. Miller, West Texas A&M University

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