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Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions

  • 18 Mar 2021
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual - link in registration email
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ATD Greater Boston Presents:
Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions

with Dr. Celeste Malone

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Virtual event - link in registration email

12:30pm – 2:00pm

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 educational settings or work settings may particularly affect individuals’ self-worth and beliefs about their competency. As such, talent development professionals need to be able to identify microaggressions, understand how microaggressions impact recipients, and engage in corrective action when microaggressions occur. The objectives of this session are to (1) increase individuals’ knowledge of microaggressions and their impact and (2) provide guidance on appropriate ways to respond to microaggressions.

About the Speaker

Celeste 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. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Malone received her master’s in school counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research interest relates to multicultural and diversity issues embedded in the training and practice of school psychology. Specifically, Dr. Malone addresses 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. Dr. Malone serves on the National Association of School Psychologists Board of Directors as the 2021 - 2022 President-Elect and previously served as the strategic liaison for the social justice strategic goal. Dr. Malone is also an elected member of the American Psychological Association Board of Educational Affairs.

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