Document Type

Grant Application


see attached



Project Period

FY 2011-2012

Event Sponsor

Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series

Project Abstract/ Summary

IN 2006, the Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee was established in order to develop more consistency within the clinical psychology department in terms of the amount of attention paid to diversity issues across courses, research programs, clinical settings, and individual students. Since then, the diversity committee has been heavily involved in the enhancement of efforts to recruit and retain ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and students (graduate and undergraduate) in both the psychology program, and university-wide. Additionally, we seek to expand links with external practicum placements that serve diverse populations, while also establishing working relationships with diversity related groups on campus. Lastly, we seek to educate and increase the awareness of diversity issues amongst our colleagues within the department and university-wide. Therefore, in order to address these objectives, the Clinical Psychology Diversity Committee's major initiative has been to recruit prestigious speakers to educate and provide insight into the myriad of issues involving diversity in the mental health profession, including research, clinical practice, education, and recruitment.