Join Us: Friday April 28, 2023
The Red River Psychology Conference is a student-centered, professional meeting that provides students in the tri-college area (e.g., Concordia College, MSUM, NDSU) and beyond with a valuable opportunity for professional presentation and review of their work. Now in it's 34th year, the conference will be a single-day event in the Spring that will be hosted by Concordia College. The conference attracts undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from the tri-college community, as well as surrounding colleges, professional schools, and research institutions.
Hosted by the Department of Psychology
Stephen Quintana, Ph.D.
Department of Counseling Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
For more information about Dr. Quintana, view his C.V.
Keynote Address: Understanding and Experiencing Diversity through Dialogue
Professor Quintana will share insights gained from 12 years of conducting Diversity Dialogues with over 10,000 university students, faculty, staff, as well as church, community, and business groups. Dissatisfied with traditional approaches to diversity training, Prof. Quintana developed and validated a dialogue method that promotes authentic engagement across difference. Learn about the scientific foundation and practical strategies for implementing Diversity Dialogues.
Dr. Quintana received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1989 from the University of Notre Dame. Before joining the faculty at UW-Madison in 1996, he was on the faculty in the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Texas at Austin for seven years where he was an Assistant and then Associate Professor. During 1992-93 academic year, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship for research investigating Mexican-American children’s understanding of ethnicity in Texas and Arizona. He was named Gimbel Child and Family Scholar for his work on promoting ethnic, racial, and religious understanding (2000-2001). His research has been reported in the APA Monitor on Psychology and on Psychology Today Radio . In addition to having been Chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology, he was also Chair of APA’s Committee on Children, Youth, and Families (2001). He holds a joint appointment with Department of Educational Psychology and is a member of the faculty for UW’s School Psychology program. Dr. Quintana was Associate Editor for Child Development from 2001 – 2006 and Lead Editor for a special issue of the journal entitled: Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in Child Development . He has been the Associate Editor for Journal of Counseling Psychology. He is also editor for the Handbook of Race, Racism, and the Development Child (Wiley, 2007). Dr. Quintana’s current research is in developing and evaluating a model of children’s understanding of social status, which includes ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and social class. His other multicultural research has focused on students adjustment to higher education, children’s understanding of ethnic prejudice, and multicultural training in professional organizations. In addition, he has published research on termination and internalization of therapeutic relationships, time-limited psychotherapy, and late adolescent development.