Diversity Committee

This area of the site has a two-fold purpose: (1) to consider the broad issues pertinent to the under representation of diverse groups (e.g., ethnicity, race, disability status, age, sexual orientation, religion, and gender), and (2) to ensure that diversity considerations are addressed in all issues relevant to the Society of Clinical Psychology.


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General Guidelines for Psychologists

Multicultural Guidelines: An Ecological Approach to Context, Identity, and Intersectionality, 2017

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients (2011)

Guidelines on Race and Ethnicity in Psychology (2019)

Psychological Practice with Girls and Women

  • https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/girls-and-women

Religious, Religion-Based and/or Religion-Derived Prejudice

  • https://www.apa.org/about/policy/religious-discrimination.pdf

Resources for Psychology Curriculum

APA Division 45 Teaching Resources

APAGS multicultural training database

Just the facts about sexual orientation and youth: A Primer for Principals, Educators and School Personnel

Your sphere of influence: How to infuse cultural diversity into your psychology classes (2013) 

Toward an Inclusive Psychology: Infusing the Introductory Psychology Textbook with the Diversity Content

The APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training Task Force (CEMRRAT2 TF) Textbook Initiative

Resources for the Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula (2008)

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Anderson, S. K., & Middleton, V. A. (2010). Explorations in diversity: Examining privilege and oppression in a multicultural society. Cengage Learning.

Bronstein, P & Quina, K (2003). Teaching gender and multicultural awareness: Resources for the psychology classroom. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Davis-Russell, E (2002). California School of Professional Psychology handbook of multicultural education, research, intervention, and training. New York: Wiley.

Galán, ​., Bekele, B., Boness, C. L., Bowdring, M. A., Call, C., Hails, K., … Yilmaz, B. (2020, November 11). A Call to Action for an Antiracist Clinical Science. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/xqwr4

Pedersen, P.  (2004). 110 experiences for multicultural learning. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Clinical Resources

Guide to Psychological Assessment with African Americans

  • Benuto, L. & Leany, B. (2015). Guide to psychological assessment with African Americans. New York: Springer.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Boys and Men

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With LGB Clients

  • https://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/guidelines

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Older Adults (adopted as APA policy 2003).

Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization (2019)

      • https://www.apa.org/about/policy/guidelines-low-income.pdf

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (2015)

      • https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/transgender.pdf

Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention With Persons With Disabilities (2011) 

      • https://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/assessment-disabilities

Society for the Teaching of Psychology: Diversity Issues in Treatment and Assessment

Standards for multicultural assessment handbook. Association for Assessment in Counseling

Iwamasa, G. Y., & Hays, P. A. (2019). Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (pp. xi-348). American Psychological Association.

Okazaki, S., & Sue, S. (2016). Methodological issues in assessment research with ethnic minorities.

Hays, P. A. (2008). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (pp. vii-275). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Allen, J. (2007). A multicultural assessment supervision model to guide research and practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(3), 248.

Estrada, D., Frame, M. W., & Williams, C. B. (2004). Cross-cultural supervision: Guiding the conversation toward race and ethnicity. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 32(1), 307-319.

Hays, D. G., & Chang, C. Y. (2003). White privilege, oppression, and racial identity development: Implications for supervision. Counselor Education and Supervision, 43(2), 134-145.

Jernigan, M. M., Green, C. E., Helms, J. E., Perez-Gualdron, L., & Henze, K. (2010). An examination of people of color supervision dyads: Racial identity matters as much as race. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4(1), 62.

Patallo, B. J. (2019). The multicultural guidelines in practice: Cultural humility in clinical training and supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 13(3), 227.

Singh, A. A. (2016). Implementing the APA guidelines on psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming people: A call to action to the field of psychology. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(2), 195.

Faculty and Student Funding

AAPA Annual Awards and Grants

APA Advanced Training Institute in Research Methods with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Groups

APA Minority Fellowship Program

APA Div 45 Student Awards:

Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award:

Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Division 44 Student Travel Award:

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs:

      • http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm
        Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Malyon Smith Scholarship Research Award:

NIH Grants to Enhance Workforce Diversity:

      • https://www.nimh.nih.gov/funding/training/programs-to-enhance-workforce-diversity.shtml

Faculty/Professional Resources

How to Recruit and Hire Ethnic Minority Faculty-- Developed by APA's

Griffin, K. A., & Muñiz, M. (2015). Rethinking the structure of student recruitment and efforts to increase racial and ethnic diversity in doctoral education. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 199-216

Surviving and thriving in academia: Guide for Members of Marginalized Groups

Valuing Diversity in Faculty: A Guide.

Racism, bias, and discrimination resources

ABCT:  Anti-racism resource list:

APA Racism, bias, and discrimination resources

Children’s Community School: Social Justice resources

      • http://www.childrenscommunityschool.org/social-justice-resources/

PCIT International: Anti-racism parenting resources

      • http://www.pcit.org/antiracism-parenting-resources.html

Fostering Allies:

Suyemoto, K. L. Hochman, A. L. Donovan, R. A., & Roemer, L. (2020) Becoming and fostering allies and accomplices through authentic relationships: Choosing justice over comfort. Research in Human Development.

Hochman, A. L. & Suyemoto, K. L. (2020). Dismantling an intervention aimed at increasing white people's knowledge and understanding of racial justice issues. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1037/ort0000506

Related Professional Organizations and Associations

AMENA Psy (American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychologists Association)

APA Division 20: Adult Development and Aging

      • https://www.apadivisions.org/division-20

APA Division 45: Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

      • https://www.iaccp.org/

APA Division 44: Society for Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

      • spssi.org
      • Publishes journal: Journal of Social Issues, Social Issues and Policy Review, Social Issues and Policy Review 

APA Division 36: Psychology of Religion

Asian American Psychological Association

      • aapaonline.org
      • Publishes journal: Asian American Psychological Association Journal

Association of Black Psychologists

National Latinx Psychological Association

      • https://www.nlpa.ws/

Society of Indian Psychologists

      • https://www.nativepsychs.org/

AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming Their Gay, Lesbian, & Bisexual Family

      • https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/affirm/

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (www.abct.org)

      • Relevant SIGs include: Black Americans in Research and Behavior Therapy; Asian American Issues in Behavior Therapy and Research; Aging Behavior and Cognitive Therapy; Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disabilities; Latinx SIG; Native American Issues in Behavior Therapy and Research; Spiritual and Religious Issues in Behavior Change; Sexual and Gender Minority SIG; Women’s Issues in Behavior Therapy; Oppression and Resilience: Minority Mental Health.

Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College

Psychologists for Social Responsibility

      • https://psysr.net

Resource Books

Ahmad, A. S., Sabat, I., Trump, R., & King, E. (2019). Evidence-Based Strategies for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Undergraduate Research Labs. Frontiers in psychology, 10, 1305.

Arredondo, P. (2019). Eliminating race-based mental health disparities: Promoting equity and culturally responsive care across settings. New Harbinger Publications.

Pinder-Amaker S., Leary K. (2019) Changing Institutional Values and Diversifying the Behavioral Health Workforce. In: Medlock M., Shtasel D., Trinh NH., Williams D. (eds) Racism and Psychiatry. Current Clinical Psychiatry. Humana Press, Cham

Sue, D. W., Sue, D., Neville, H. A., & Smith, L. (2019). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons.

Carter, R. T., & Scheuermann, T. D. (2019). Confronting Racism: Integrating Mental Health Research Into Legal Strategies and Reforms. Routledge.

Casas, J. M., Suzuki, L. A., Alexander, C. M., & Jackson, M. A. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of multicultural counseling. Sage Publications.

Nezu, CM, & Nezu, AM (2003). Awakening self-esteem: Psychological and spiritual techniques for improving your well-being. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Noble, A., Mateen, C. & Singh, N. (2016). Handbook of mental health in African American youth. Cham: Springer Science + Business Media.

Richards, PS, & Bergin, AE (2004). Casebook for a spiritual strategy in counseling and psychotherapy.

Sue, D. W., Sue, D., Neville, H. A., & Smith, L. (2019). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons.

Suzuki, L. A., & Ponterotto, J. G. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of multicultural assessment: Clinical, psychological, and educational applications. John Wiley & Sons.

Walker, R., & Akbar, N. I. (2020). The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve. New Harbinger Publications.

Additional Resources

links to clinical psychology diversity-related resources

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Position Statements

Diversity-related position statements from Div 12.