Keynote: Sociopolitical Development for Latinx Communities, presented by Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado
Through this session, participants will learn about sociopolitical development and interventions counselors can implement with clients to facilitate the development of critical reflection skills, sociopolitical efficacy, and activism.
About the Keynote Speaker
Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado received his PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Maryland College Park. He is an Associate Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Hipolito-Delgado has published various book chapters and scholarly journal articles.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado’s research interests include the ethnic identity development of Chicanas/os/xs and Latinas/os/xs, the effects of internalized racism, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of youth. He has received research grants from the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation to study the sociopolitical development of students.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado believes that education is empowering and a tool for increasing social justice in the world. His pedagogical approach is influenced by Paulo Freire and bell. He hopes that his students leave his courses with a deeper sense of critical inquiry, an informed view of what it means to be culturally literate, and a deep desire to become advocates for social justice.
Dr. Hipolito-Delgado serves on the Governing Board of the American Counseling Association. He is a former Trustee of the American Counseling Association Foundation. He is also a Past-President for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.