Charles Davis – Session I

Supporting students of color who have been identified as “problematic” in schools of professional psychology

 

Charles Davis, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

One way to address the issues of resiliency and healing in marginalized communities is to ensure that clinicians are ready to do the work. Many of the students who seek training in counseling specific to marginalized communities are students of color who come from the same or similar communities. Some of these students encounter many challenges as they pursue graduate education. This presentation is based on over twenty years of experience at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) working with students of color who have been identified as having issues of academic and/or clinical suitability. Many of these students struggle for a number of reasons, and need faculty support. They are often the “identified patients” within a system that is not functioning in an optimal way to bolster their success.