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Psychosocial Challenges after COVID and Diversity

Join us as we discuss the psychosocial challenges that the education system will have to handle in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as solutions to address diversity and inclusion in the classroom.
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Psychosocial Challenges after COVID and Diversity

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Apr 18, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Zoom (see event info for link)

About the Event

Join us as we discuss the psychosocial challenges that the education system will have to handle in light of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as solutions to address diversity and inclusion in the classroom.

Shayna Berman is a third-year Psychology major and Human Development and Family Studies minor at Penn State. She is Phi Sigma Sigma's diversity chair and has cultivated a diversity committee within the chapter this past year. After her time at Penn State, she hopes to continue her studies in psychology while learning about how to be a better ally and diversify her surroundings.

Terry Watson is the Assistant Director of Student Disability Services for Penn State University World Campus, He is also a professional speaker and trainer who specializes in the topics of disability equity in education, racial justice, and law enforcement. Mr. Watson has more than 15 years of experience working in higher education and is the founder of The Battle With Moses People (BWMP LLC).

Carolyn Feffer is a National Board Certified Counselor and licensed School Counselor. Carolyn currently works as a School Counselor at a middle school in Utah and previously worked as an elementary School Counselor in Washington state. In addition to working as a School Counselor, Carolyn has served on the professional advisory committee for Western Washington University's School Counselor graduate program. Carolyn facilitates training for school district employees on topics such as trauma and mental health, with a specialized focus on fostering resilient learners. Prior to being a School Counselor, Carolyn worked with homeless youth and young adults in treatment facilities. Carolyn is passionate about increasing feelings of belonging and inclusivity for all students within schools and the community.

Dr. Linda A. Kilner is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Boston, Massachusetts area. She has worked as a researcher of strategies to promote mental health and prevent mental disorders in young adults, and as a clinician in outpatient and inpatient units in the Boston area. Her present interest is in promoting lifestyle habits to enhance wellness.

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