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Webshop for Addressing Microaggressions and Discrimination: Insight for Behavioral Health Interpreters

Available November 15-December 15, 2021

Based on November 8 presentation by Dr. Celeste Malone

Presenting in spoken English with ASL interpretation and real-time captioning

To access the webshop: Scroll down below to ‘Join the webshop’

Microaggressions are brief exchanges that send denigrating messages to individuals of socially marginalized groups. These messages are often unconscious and may be delivered in the form of subtle snubs, dismissive looks, gestures, or tones. Experiencing microaggressions can have a deleterious impact on emotional health, including depressive symptoms, negative affect, and lowered self-esteem. Microaggressions that occur in behavioral health  or other settings may particularly affect individuals’ self-worth and beliefs about their competency. As such, interpreters need to be able to identify microaggressions, understand how microaggressions impact recipients, and engage in corrective action when microaggressions occur. 

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to 

  • Discuss the relationship between microaggressions and implicit bias
  • Describe how microaggressions impact individuals’ mental health
  • Distinguish between helpful and unhelpful responses to microaggressions
  • Identify ways to support individuals who have experienced microaggressions

Cost: Free!

About the Presenter

A Black woman wearing a necklace and dark green blouse smiles at camera in front of background that reads Howard University School of EducationCeleste Malone, PhD, MS, is an associate professor and coordinator of the school psychology program at Howard University. She received her MS in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University, her PhD in school psychology from Temple University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical and pediatric psychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Malone’s primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, her work addresses the development of multicultural competence through education and training, diversification of the profession of school psychology, and the relationship between culturally responsive practice and PK-12 student outcomes. Related to her interest in professional issues in school psychology, Dr. Malone has continuously held leadership positions in psychology professional associations. She is an elected member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs, the governance group which develops policies for education and training in psychology. Dr. Malone is also the President-Elect of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and will serve as the 2022-2023 NASP President. Notably, she will be the second person of color to ever serve in this role. Dr. Malone has been recognized for her ongoing leadership and commitment to social justice in psychology by presidential recognitions from NASP, the Maryland School Psychologists’ Association, and APA Division 16 School Psychology.

Join the Webshop

You can enroll in the webshop now.  The webshop will be available on November 15, 2021.

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CEUs: St. Catherine University is an RID-approved CMP sponsor. This webinar is approved for .15 professional studies CEUs. This topic is also approved as focused on Power, Privilege and Oppression (PPO).

CEUs for this webinar will be posted to RID member transcripts by December 18, 2021.

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