Let’s Talk: Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals

Apr 18, 2024 | Events, News, Webinars

This month’s Let’s Talk webinar will explore how direct support professionals can develop psychological safety within their teams.

What is psychological safety? According to Amy Edmonson’s definition, it is “the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes, and the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking.” This means that each individual can bring their unique self to work without negative consequences. Each person can try different things, take risks, and be supported. In psychologically safe teams, when someone makes a mistake, it is used as a learning opportunity – not a reason for punishment and embarrassment.

NADSP Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele welcomes author, speaker and trainer, Molly J. Mackey, to discuss her article, “Psychological Safety and Direct Support Professionals.” This webinar is a companion to the April International Journal for Direct Support Professionals issue. ASL interpretation will be available during the webinar along with closed captions.

For previous issues of The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, click here.

Thursday, April 25 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET