Hate/Bias Response Symposium

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Keynote Speaker

Janet E. Helms, Ph.D.

Janet E. Helms, Ph.D.

Professor, Boston College

Janet E. Helms, Ph.D., is the Augustus Long Professor of Measurement in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology and Founding Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She is Past President and a Fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), and a Fellow in Division 35 (Psychology of Women) and Division 45 (Ethnic Diversity) of the American Psychological Association (APA).  She received many distinguished researcher awards between 2002 and 2009. She was a recipient of the 2012 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for mentoring. She has written over eighty empirical and theoretical articles and four books on the topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and counseling practice.Her books include A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have (Microtraining Associates) and Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory and Process with Donelda Cook (MA: Allyn & Bacon).