Social Justice and the Practicing School Psychologist

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Having been recently adopted as a strategic goal of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), this session will discuss the organization’s commitment to social justice in all aspects of the profession, including research, practice, teaching, advocacy, and policy. Using NASP resources, this session will provide practical suggestions for embedding a social justice paradigm into psychological services for students, families, schools, and communities. NASP resources to support professional learning about social justice will be highlighted. Presented by Charles Barrett, Ph.D., NCSP in April of 2020. This individual webinar can be purchased for $25 (scroll down to purchase). The content in this webinar is intertwined with Domains 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 of the NASP Practice Model.’s recorded webinars are non-refundable. Attendees who complete this 1.5-hour webinar will receive 1.5 NASP-Approved CPD credit.

Speaker Bio:

A nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), Charles is actively involved in the training and development of future psychologists through his roles as assistant director, internship supervisor, and chair of the Committee on Diversity for LCPS’ APA-Accredited Doctoral Internship in Health Services Psychology.  He also holds leadership positions within the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), including co-coordinator of the Bilingual Interest Group, co-chair of the African American Subcommittee, chair of the Social Justice Committee, and Virginia Delegate to the NASP Leadership Assembly.  Charles currently serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Northern Virginia Community College and the Graduate School of Education at Howard University. 

Learning Objectives:

-Attendees will be able to describe what social justice is and why it is meaningful to the equitable practice of school psychology.
-Attendees will be able to describe the social justice implications related to various areas of school psychology practice (e.g., prevention, intervention, counseling, and assessment). 
-Attendees will learn how to infuse social justice principles into school and systems wide policy decisions to meet the needs of marginalized groups.  

Attendee Feedback:

“This was the fourth webinar I was attended on, and it was – without a doubt – the best so far. I am blown away by the amount of resources and insight Dr. Barrett was able to share in only ninety minutes. I left with presentation with a renewed sense of purpose. I will absolutely recommend this webinar to colleagues, and I look forward to attending additional presentations by Dr. Barrett in the future.” – Natalie

“Extraordinary amount of knowledge presented in the timeframe; sound framework for addressing social justice; relevant research presented” -Terry

“This was a great introduction into applying social justice to school psychology practice, and it gave me a lot of resources for continuing to develop my skills & practice in school psychology. I love Charles’ presentations!” – Alison

“I found this webinar to be extremely informative and interesting; challenging my thinking in a positive way. The presenter was very engaging and well-spoken. It was excellent!” – Christine

“Jam-packed with information. Speaker was interesting and engaging.” -Laura

“I appreciated the specific examples, the references to data and research, and the resources for continuing to learn.” – Cassandra

“I loved the information that was shared. Dr. Barrett gave great examples that helped further understand the importance of this topic.” -Kellee

“Dr. Barrett was thorough, articulate and a very engaging presenter. I feel the information he provided and the points made were thoughtful, interesting and highly encouraging. I feel I am able to take many points and immediately bring them into my own practice.” -Victor

“I enjoyed that practical examples as well as the references to research.” -Ann

“This was fantastic. I was instantly engaged, I was encouraged to connect my learning to my practice, and left with resources I can’t wait to check out. Thank you for your work and for sharing it with me.” -Hannah

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