What is the First Story and the Last Story, and are They the Only Stories: Intersectionality in the Assessment Encounter - Ksera Dyette, PsyD (Live)
2024 Grand Rounds Series
Since 2020, “The Summer of Racial Reckoning,” professionals across fields and industries began to pay laser-like attention to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Assessment professionals in various settings have struggled and, in some cases, plainly stated that these topics are too political to have relevance for our work. This counterpoint only illuminates the dearth of intensive resources to aid professionals in understanding that identity and all its intersectional factors is what is necessary for a comprehensive and holistic approach to assessment that truly considers the complexities of the individuals we serve. From the clinical interview to the final report, to the feedback session – who told the first story and the last story about the person assessed has the potential to create small and rippling or large and impactful change in that person’s life. Sometimes, impacts can include harm by what is unconsidered/unconfronted about who we are, how we were trained, where we work, and what we bring to the table. The identity of the assessor matters just as much as that of the person in front of us and requires a nuanced introspection of self and self in relation to “other,” that can be uncomfortable and necessarily challenges the status quo.
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Participants will list 3 ways to apply framework to an assessment.
Participants will identify 2 self-work core competencies from the Multicultural Relational Perspective (MRP) and how to integrate it with psychoanalytic assessment
Participants will select one cultural framework from the presentation to apply to their next assessment.
Ksera Dyette, PsyD, (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist located in the Greater Boston Area, USA. Dr. Dyette founded Cup of Tea Counselling and Consulting, LLC where she conducts individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults, provides assessments, and DEIB consulting. Dr. Dyette also works at the William James College Juvenile Court Clinic Operations where she is the testing coordinator and provides forensic assessments for the Norfolk and Suffolk County Juvenile Court Clinics in Massachusetts. Dr. Dyette is a current Ex-Officio Board of Trustees member for the Society for Personality Assessment where she has served as chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Committee since 2021. Dr. Dyette is passionate about neurodivergence and complex trauma as well as intersectionality in assessment.
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