Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Angello Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Ave, Garden City NY 11530

Inaugural Social Justice Conference

Applying Social Justice in School Settings

The School Psychology Program of the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies will be hosting its inaugural Social Justice Conference on April 7, featuring Dr. David Shriberg from Loyola University with the participation of faculty members of Adelphi’s School Psychology program.

In his presentation, Dr. Shriberg will focus on the concept of social justice and will discuss how its ideas can be implemented in schools and community settings. The growing awareness of the existing inequalities in the educational experiences of children of diverse backgrounds and the impact these experiences have on their development and sense of competency. The effects of these disparities on the children’s development and sense of self-worth make it imperative for educators and mental health professionals to develop practices that will help reduce the existing inequalities in the educational services children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive in school.  In a series of presentations, the inequalities that characterize the educational experience of underperforming and/or marginalized students will be reviewed along with steps school psychologists and school-based support personnel can take to ensure the academic and social success of all children.

Over the course of the day, participants would have an opportunity to explore how social justice practices can be implemented in schools and how school psychologists can help develop and promote initiatives that address existing inequalities. Participants with have the opportunity to develop plans for the application of socially just practices within their own work settings.

About the Speaker

Dr. David Shriberg

Dr. David Shriberg is a distinguished Professor of Education at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. His specialization areas include Counseling Psychology and School Psychology. ‌After earning his doctorate at Northeastern University in Boston, Dr. Shriberg worked as a school psychologist for three years. In that time, he saw the need for close collaboration between schools, families, and communities to solve many challenges. His research focuses on anti-bullying efforts in schools, and improving family, school, and community collaboration. His interest in the emerging multicultural issues in schools and his passion for social justice inspire his work. His presentation today will examine the multicultural dimensions of education and the social justice mission, and how it can be applied in school settings.

Conference Schedule

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Social Justice in School Psychology: Why is it relevant and important
David Shriberg
10:30 a.m.–12:00 P.m. Fostering Social Justice in Assessment and Interventions: Addressing Challenges
Dana Boccio, Jennifer Durham, Kirkland Vaughans, Ionas Sapountzis
12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Response to Case Examples: Questions and Answers
David Shriberg, Kirkland Vaughans
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Incorporating Social Justice in Schools; Actions to be Taken
David Shriberg, Jennifer Durham
3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Summary and Concluding Remarks
Dana Boccio, David Shriberg, Jennifer Durham, Kirkland Vaughans, Ionas Sapountzis



Current Adelphi students, faculty and Adelphi alumni: Free ($20 at door)
Other Professionals: $50 ($75 at door)
Students at other institutions: $10 ($25 at door)

For further information, please contact:

Nikki Prisco
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