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“Multicultural Research and Training Lab” Hosts Fourth Biennial Conference
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology’s (GSEP) Multicultural Research and Training Lab (MRTL) will host a conference, “Opportunities and Challenges in Making Transitions: A Multicultural Perspective,” on Saturday, Oct. 27. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 203 of the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
The free event will feature keynote speaker Ilan H. Meyer, senior scholar for public policy at the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law, as well as panel presentations of doctoral student research on pertinent multicultural issues in the field of psychology.
The MRTL values giving back to the community and for this conference, it has partnered with the Community Coalition. To support the work of the organization, conference attendees are invited to donate new school supplies (i.e., pencils, pens, erasers, spiral notebooks, etc.) that are appropriate for middle and high school students in lieu of a registration fee.
Feculty members from the Psychology Division organized the MRTL program to provide PsyD students engaged in multicultural research a space to discuss and receive feedback on their clinical dissertations topics as well as engage in discourse on the clinical implications of their work. In addition to offering dissertation support, MRTL provides students the opportunity to discuss their views on how effectively the PsyD program contributes to their multicultural competence, and the ways in which GSEP can offer a more welcoming experience for students from diverse backgrounds.