Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Supporting Students in Surviving and Thriving Using a Culturally Inclusive Lens

April 12, 2022 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Speaker: Yudelki Firpo-Peretti, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, School Consultation Program, McLean Hospital, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Webinar Description
This webinar will provide educators and service providers specific strategies to support students who are experiencing distress at school, using a culturally inclusive lens. Strategies include culturally inclusive ways to: (1) gain an understanding of students’ identities as they relate to their difficulties and strengths; (2) build on student strengths to help them approach tough challenges in school; and (3) help students effectively cope with distress.

About the Speaker
Dr. Yudelki Firpo-Perretti is a licensed clinical psychologist at the McLean School Consultation Service of McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Firpo-Perretti earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Boston University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Boston Child Study Center. She specializes in evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of anxiety, mood, and obsessive-compulsive disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults. She also has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral and behavior management interventions in school consultation and parent training formats. Additionally, Dr. Firpo-Perretti was given a Pillars of Excellence Award from Mass General Brigham for her work on integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into clinic-based practices at the McLean Anxiety Mastery Program. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about participating in the webinar.

Membership Information
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.

PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above. 

Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes. 

PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.

Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email

Yudelki Firpo-Peretti, Ph.D.

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