Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Podcast Series
Developed in collaboration with school psychology educators, practitioners, and graduate students, NASP’s new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) podcast series explores a broad range of professional topics in school psychology from an EDI lens. Existing diversity and social justice resources primarily focus on professional practice in pre-K–12 settings. However, EDI issues are also relevant to school psychology graduate education and training, professional development, professional leadership, and advocacy.
Importantly, feedback to NASP’s EDI Implementation Taskforce and Social Justice, Multicultural Affairs, and Graduate Student Committees indicates that minoritized school psychologists and graduate students, especially individuals who identify as BIPOC, seek resources and professional development to address the unique challenges they experience in school psychology and in the workplace.
This EDI podcast series is part of NASP’s strategic goal to advance social justice. Its purpose is to help school psychologists navigate these important professional issues and understand the relevance of social justice to all aspects of school psychology.
EDI Podcast Series [EP1]: An Introduction to the EDI Series and the NASP Antiracism Resolution
This episode provides an introduction overview of the EDI podcast series and discusses the intergration of EDI work in different career stages. Also discussed is NASP's Antiracism Resolution featuring writing team cochairs Dave Shriberg, PhD, and Chavez Phelps, PhD, along with NASP President-Elect Celeste Malone, PhD, MS.
EDI Podcast Series [EP2]: Creating Welcoming, Affirming, and Inclusive Schools
This episode discusses the role of school psychologists in creating welcoming, affirming, and inclusive school environments. Guest Amy Cannava, EdS, NCSP; explains related implications for school psychology practitioners, particularly as it pertains to the intersection of gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability.
EDI Podcast Series [EP3]: How to Choose and How to Thrive – Perspectives from Current Graduate Students
Hear from current school psychology students about the unique experiences and challenges they have had as individuals of minoritized backgrounds, and learn how graduate programs can become more supportive and inclusive environments.
EDI Podcast Series [EP4]: Your Practice and You: School Psychologists from Minoritized Backgrounds on Their Work and the Work That Needs to Be Done
A current school psychology practitioner and school psychology professor share what they have learned and experienced working in school settings and conducting research, and how their identities as women of color have shaped their work lives.
EDI Podcast Series [EP5]: Leading the Change: Diversifying the School Psychology Field Through Research and Professional Leadership
A school psychology graduate student, faculty member, and practitioner discuss efforts to diversify the school psychology field, their respective professional leadership experiences, and recent research on diversity training initiatives.
EDI Podcast Series [EP6]: A Place to Belong: Improving School Psychology Graduate Program Climate
Episode 6 of the EDI podcast focuses on school psychology graduate programs and specifically on program culture and how these programs can become more inclusive.
EDI Podcast Series [EP7]: Cognitive Assessment: A History and a Path Forward for All Students
Episode 7 of the EDI podcast focuses on the history of cognitive assessment and its particular impact on individuals from minoritized backgrounds.
EDI Podcast Series [EP8]: Looking Back and Moving Forward: Reflecting on a Season of the EDI Podcast
In this episode of the EDI podcast, host and NASP Director of Educational Practice, Sheila Desai is joined by three panelists to reflect on the goals and takeaways of the podcast series.
Social Justice Lesson Plans
Two lesson plans were formulated by NASP's Social Justice Task Force and are intended to guide conversations and activities related to race and privilege. While each lesson plan is designed for the school context, they may be modified for use in other settings.
External Social Justice Resources
A growing list of resources that can inform social justice work.