Analysis of Intercultural Communication in Assessment Feedback Sessions (OS025)

  • PMD: 2,8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
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Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain a different understanding of effective communication between immigrant families and psychologists.
  2. reflect on the broader ideologies and discourses surrounding communication between immigrant families and psychologists.
  3. learn about the use of discourse analysis as a qualitative methodology in psychological studies.


While the diversity of families in North America is growing, there are limited literature and studies on the effective communication of psychologists with immigrant parents. The purpose of this presentation is to study the communication between immigrant families and psychologists in an assessment feedback session using a critical discursive psychology approach. This presentation will reveal some of the ways immigrant families and psychologists use emotion talk to construct different identities in their interactions.



Dorna Rahimi, University of British Columbia
Laurie Ford, The University of British Columbia

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