40th Annual School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis Conference

The Temple University School Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis Conference will be held virtually via Zoom, March 12-13, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Friday, March 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

See more details about the conference program and schedule of events.


Therapeutic Tools for Treating the Trauma of Race and Racism
Speaker: Carlton E. Green, PhD

People of Color presenting for therapy often have concerns related to racism and racial trauma, which is the psychobiological response to the insidious, cumulative experience of race-related stress, discrimination, and terror (Bryant-Davis & Ocampo, 2006; Carter, 2007; Comas-Diaz, 2016; Hardy, 2013; Helms, Nicolas, & Green, 2010; Pieterse, 2018). However, many mental health professionals have not been trained to identify and understand the pervasive negative outcomes associated with racism (Hemmings & Evans, 2018). The presentation will take a scientist-practitioner approach to understanding, discussing, and addressing race-related issues in mental health settings through the integration of relevant research, theory, and practice. More specifically, the presentation is grounded in Helms’ (1984, 1995) racial identity theory, as well as the writing of “#racialtraumaisreal” (Jernigan et al., 2015) by professional psychologists affiliated with the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture. Borne out of practice, supervision, and lived experience, #racialtraumaisreal was conceptualized as a toolkit for assisting people of Color cope with the stress pertaining to increased exposure to racial violence. This session will focus on assisting mental health professionals of different racial backgrounds identify how they respond to these traumatic occurrences, while providing considerations for professional practice.


Conference registration opens on January 11, 2021. A reduced early bird rate will be available through February 11.