Four students in the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs presented their research at the 2019 Columbia University Winter Roundtable with their professor, Dr. Deborah Stiles. The Columbia University Winter Roundtable is the longest-running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education.
The theme for the 2019 conference was “RISE UP: Racial Justice, Immigration, and Social Activism in Psychology and Education” and appropriately Webster University’s presentation was about psychological resilience in the lives of five women, three who are black and two who are white. The title of their presentation was, “Surprising Stories of Adversity and Resilience for Five Women Educators in their Forties, Fifties, and Sixties.” The authors are Webster graduate students Miesha Houston, Lisa Tigue, Anna Werner, and Tachelle Rhiney.
Students from the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology program have previously presented at this conference in 2015 and 2017. The Winter Roundtable gives students opportunities to meet leading scholars such as Derald Wing Sue, the author of their multicultural counseling course textbook, to share their research and contribute to the “knowledge base” of cultural issues in psychology and education, and promote the program. At the 2017 conference Marie-France Castor attended the Webster presentation and is now a Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology student.