Workshop - Kathleen Bogart
Workshop: Anti-ableist practices in psychology
Kathleen Bogart, Oregon State University, USA
Drawing from my insights as a disabled academic psychologist and leader of the Disability Advocacy and Research Network (DARN), this workshop will interrogate and interrupt ableism in psychology research, teaching, and training. Fully representative research must include people with lived experience of visible difference and disability as co-creators. As a key minority identity, disability status must be measured as a demographic factor in our research. We will discuss designing research with participant accessibility and inclusion “baked in.” Academic psychology has a leaky pipeline, with more disabled students entering than who attain and retain faculty positions. We will consider systems and practices contributing to these disparities. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through their own real-world case studies, and we will work toward developing educational materials and interventions that truly interrupt stigma and ableism.