Graduate Student Perspectives on Multicultural and Social Justice Training

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8,10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. describe the institutional and climate factors that facilitate or impeded graduate students’ social justice development
  2. understand the current state of multicultural and social justice training in school psychology
  3. provide recommendations for comprehensive multicultural and social justice training aligned with best practices


With the rapidly increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the school-age population and the persistent presence of racial and ethnic education disparities, school psychologists must be prepared to engage in culturally responsive and socially just practices. The purpose of this session is to present graduate students’ perspectives on the current state of multicultural and social justice training and provide recommendations for creating program environments supportive of graduate students’ social justice development.



Celeste M. Malone, PhD, Howard University
MyLea M. Barclift, Howard University


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