Diversity and the SP pipeline

Diversity and the SP pipeline

School psychologists perform their jobs “with recognition that an understanding and respect for diversity in development and learning and advocacy for social justice are foundations for all aspects of service delivery” (NASP, 2010, p. 7). If we care about equality in school psychology, we need to take a considered look at how we support students of color, students who identify as women, and students who identify as LGBTQ in the pipeline towards becoming faculty. In short, is our field effectively mentoring and hiring diverse school psychology trainers? In partnership with Drs. Celeste Malone and Tara Raines, we’re developing a multi-goal study to examine practices in socialization into research and teaching for diverse students in school psychology, as well as historical trends of student and faculty demographic characteristics and how those relate to current demographic characteristics of school psychology faculty.

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Austin Johnson
Assistant Professor, School Psychology