Applied Psychology Scholars Present at International Conference

Webster presenters

Fifteen Webster University students in the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate program presented at the 78th Annual Conference of the International Council of Psychologists. This year’s theme was "Human Rights, Dignity, and Justice – Intersectionality and Diversity."

The students were joined by faculty scholar presenters Debbie Stiles, who is professor of Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology in the School of Education; and Esa Alaraudanjoki, a past visiting scholar in these programs at Webster. Both are psychologists with expertise on international children’s rights.  

The titles of their presentations:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on International Children’s Rights and Children’s Mental Health in the United States, Japan, Finland, Armenia, and Puerto Rico: A Preliminary Investigation 
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on PreK-12 Teachers, School-Based Mental Health Professionals, and Their Abilities to Support International Children’s Rights: A Preliminary Investigation 

Stiles also participated in the ICP launch of the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights and in the International Council of Psychologists Human Rights observation and ceremony, where she read from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Pictured above (left to right), first row: Deborah Stiles,  Esa Alaraudanjoki, Kaori Chaki, Tierra Metcalfe, Kristine Golobic; second row: Xavior Baker, Olivia Carter-Hoener, Jacob Yorg, Erica Suchland, Diana Nersisyan, Sara Price; third row: Kristen White, Valeri Hakobyan, Amanda Fleming, Diana Nersisyan, Courtney LeCompte 

Not pictured: Jennifer Watt, Britanny Copple 

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