Alliant Intl. University

Surviving and Thriving: Graduate Students of Color Guide to Navigating Predominately White Institutions

CSPP Lecture Series
This webinar hopes to provide a shared space for awareness building and skills to ethnically diverse (e.g. African American and other historically marginalized populations) graduate students who are navigating institutional racism. Historically, students of color tend to be poorly represented within their graduate programs, have fewer faculty mentors conducting research aligned with their values and/or interests, do not have faculty who share their racial/ethnic background, and therefore have higher rates of attrition. Racially/ethnically diverse graduate students who are able to access supportive mentorship (within and outside of their programs) tend to successfully navigate their academic paths. This presentation is grounded in Indigenous feminism (Ramirez, 2007) and social justice-informed approaches. It will cover the following overarching goals: (1) Knowledge acquisition, including the specific supports systems within their academic program (CSPP/AIU), APAGS, and local professional organizations; and (2) Coping Skills, including strategies for implementing self-care, considerations for how to address microaggressions, and processes for making formal/informal grievances.


Julii Green, PsyD
Assistant Professor @CSPP
Dr. Julii Green, is an Eastern Band Cherokee and African American Assistant Professor and clinician. She has taught for over four years in the Clinical PsyD Dept. at the California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University (San Diego). Where she teaches Multicultural Competency & Development, Ethnic Families, and Theories of Personality and Psychopathology: Behavioral/Social Learning. Dr. Green serves as the co-chair for I-MERIT (Inclusive Excellence) for the San Diego Campus. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota and completed postdoctoral studies at UC Berkeley (School of Public Health, Pacific Inst. for Research & Evaluation) and UCSF (Child Trauma Research Program).
Michelle L. Jackson, MBA/ MSP
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs

Monday, July 13 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Virtual Event
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Students, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Student


CSPP Lecture Series



Admissions, California School of Professional Psychology
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