Creating and Sustaining Safe, Inclusive, and Equitable Training Environments in Psychology Graduate Programs

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Presented by Dr. Julie Herbstrith

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This presentation will focus on how to leverage what we know from social science about creating safe, inclusive, and equitable training environments for graduate students with marginalized identities (e.g., race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ability). Participants will learn prevention and support strategies at the individual and system level that can foster graduate student belongingness, which can then lead to better training outcomes. The presentation will include discussions on how to create and maintain equitable environments with intention, and how to navigate the complexities of training graduate students in ways that balance care and belongingness while maintaining academic rigor.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to:

  • Define and identify safe, inclusive, and equitable training environments for graduate students with marginalized identities.
  • Use strategies discussed to create safe, inclusive, and equitable training environments in their own training programs.
  • Apply prevention and support strategies for fostering graduate student belongingness and inclusion.
  • Engage in authentic discussion about how to balance student needs with academic rigor.

Presented by Dr. Julie Herbstrith

Dr. Julie Herbstrith is an Associate Professor at Texas Woman’s University and serves as Director of the School Psychology Doctoral Program. Her interests in diversity issues are re|ected in her teaching, training, and research. Dr. Herbstrith focuses on systems change to reduce anti-LGBTQ+ prejudice in K-12 schools, which are often hetero- and cis-normative environments. She also focuses on recruitment, retention, and support of graduate students from underrepresented and marginalized communities.