2022 Distinguished Wiley Speaker: Norissa Williams, PhD, MSW, Department of Applied Psychology, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, New York, USA
Diversifying the Pipeline: Addressing Structural Issues with Structural Interventions
Dr. Norissa Williams holds a doctorate in psychology, a masters in social work and is the CEO of Liberation RPI. Liberation RPI partners with organizations to achieve the aims of liberation through developing their capacity to be anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and develop cultural competence. She accomplishes this through the provision of trainings, needs assessments, strategic action planning, program implementation, facilitation, moderation, coaching and general consultation. Her scholarship relates to culturally embedded processes of coping socialization, cross cultural differences in mental health help-seeking behaviors, critical consciousness development, decolonizing and liberating pedagogical and clinical practices, as well as anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices in organizational contexts.