Decolonizing Curriculum talk by Dr. Amanda Sullivan Ph.D., Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor & Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota
Q&A moderated by Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz Ph.D., Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College
Conference closing remarks by conference organizers, Dr. Prerna Arora Ph.D. and Olivia Khoo
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 the 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.
To access information on speakers, presentation slides, and additional resources from this conference, please visit the conference website at https://www.tc.columbia.edu/decolonizing-psychology-conference/