PsyD Faculty to Present at NCSPP Annual Meeting

Dr. Kathi Borden will chair a symposium entitled “Challenges to teaching advocacy in a complex political climate” at the  National  Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) Midwinter Meeting, (Re)claiming our Identity: Rediscovering our Social Relevance as NCSPP and Psychologists, to be held in Long Beach, California. After an overview of the advocacy process, the presenters will cover challenges that arise for academic faculty and students when teaching and conducting advocacy activities; the science of persuasion; and ways to  help diverse students develop interest and skill in the advocacy process. Because legislative advocacy is a large portion of the advocacy activities of psychologists, these challenges are particularly salient in a divisive, charged, and emotional political climate. Papers within the symposium include:

  • Walking the Tightrope: Teaching Advocacy in a Politically Diverse Nonprofit Setting, Kathi A. Borden, PhD, Antioch University, New England and Alexandra M. Ginsburg, APA Education Government Relations Office
  • Hard wired towards conservatism vs. liberalism: Is persuasion possible? Gilberrt Newman, PhD, The Wright Institute
  • Advocacy by Diverse Graduate Students: Mentorship to Gain Voices, Hideko Sera, PsyD, University of Redlands

Dr. Lorraine Mangione will co-present with David Cimbora, PhD, of the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University, on Discovering One’s Own Leadership Potential and Encouraging It in Colleagues, Faculty and Students.

Dr. Roger Peterson has been invited to be on the keynote panel, and he will speak on: NCSPP and the Practitioner-Scholar Model: Strengths, Omissions, and Shortcomings.

Antioch University

Since our founding 1852, Antioch University has remained on the forefront of social justice, inclusion, and equality – regardless of ethnicity, gender, creed, orientation, focus of study, or ability.

Antiochians actively reflect these shared values to inspire positive change in the world. Common Thread is where we document the stories that showcase our communities actions, so the change we work for can be shared widely.  

© 2020 Antioch University. All Rights Reserved.

Skip to content