Recent national attention to historical and current racism has initiated a critical examination of the role of systematic racism across all sectors of society. In response to this shift in national dialogue, graduate student groups at Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as those across the country (Galan et al., 2021), have partnered with faculty to highlight a strong need to increase anti-racism training efforts within psychology training. Such calls have focused on the need to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students within psychology, and related fields, by dismantling institutionalized racism and inequity within the field of psychology (Buchanan et al., 2020). To support these efforts, it is imperative that faculty members, clinical supervisors, and advanced doctoral student supervisors critically reflect on how to decolonize their curricular, research, supervision, and mentorship practices.
The goal of this full day conference is to provide educators, supervisors, and students within the field of psychology and related fields with the needed resources to critically examine and decolonize their curricular, research, supervision, and mentorship practices.
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But there is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination, and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. (Premiered April 14, 2021)
The SSCP Diversity Committee has created a Diversity Syllabus, a repository of books and peer-reviewed scholarly articles, that we hope will serve as a starting point for all involved in advancing psychological science, including researchers, clinicians, teachers, and students, to reference. Additional resources can be found at the link below: