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A Conversation About Social Justice: A Child Psychologist’s Role in Policy and Advocacy – 11/19/2020

A Conversation About Social Justice: A Child Psychologist’s Role in Policy and Advocacy

How can clinical child and pediatric psychologists influence equitable policies, and how can students get involved? We invite undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to participate in a virtual policy panel hosted by the student representatives of Division 37, 53, and 54. Panelists will discuss their career paths into advocacy and social justice work as psychologists, describing how they use their work to initiate change, and how students can be involved in the process.

The Panelists:
Dr. Kelly M. Champion is an American Board Certified Clinical Child and Adolescent psychologist with additional specialty training and experience in responding to violence and trauma, eating disorders, and behavioral medicine across the lifespan. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at University of Kansas.

Dr. Erlanger “Earl” Turner, is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Dr. Turner is a nationally recognized expert and has published numerous book chapters and articles on multicultural psychology. He served as the 2017 Chair of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, is the author of African American Mental Health: Innovations in Research and Practice, and President of APA Division 37.

Dr. Monica Mitchell is the Senior Director of Community Relations and a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In her roles, Monica leads efforts to advance community engagement, community outreach, community giving and employee volunteerism. She also consults and collaborates with numerous non-profit organizations to advance evidence-based practices, translational research, training, and leadership


Anjana Jagpal, Div 54 Programming Committee and Nekolas Milton Div 37 Student Representative