Fostering and promoting diversity for the benefit of the Society,
and for those with whom we work.


The Diversity domain, through its committee, is responsible for:

  • fostering membership diversity in the activities of The Society,
  • promoting awareness of diversity as defined in the APA Ethics Code, and
  • recommending policies and programs designed to educate in this area.

We welcome your ideas and perspectives as psychotherapists and psychotherapy researchers, educators, supervisors, and trainees with respect to diversity and psychotherapy, and we are continually looking for new members to serve on the committee or to help with our initiatives and programs.

Diversity Domain Representative to the Board of Directors

Jairo N. Fuertes, PhD, ABPP, LMHC


Jairo N. Fuertes, PhD, ABPP, LMHC is licensed as a Psychologist and as Mental Health Counselor in New York State, and is board certified by the American Board of Counseling Psychology and the American Board of Clinical Psychology. He is also listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently Associate Professor at the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and is a psychologist at the Baruch College (The City University of New York) counseling center. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Academies of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. He is the author of 2 books and co-editor of another book, and has published 46 papers and scholarly chapters.

Learn more about Dr. Fuertes here.

Diversity Domain Representative to the Board of Directors

Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP


Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Adelphi University, and was a Doctoral Fellow in Mental Retardation at the Mental Retardation Institute of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals and is the author of nearly 100 publications in the psychological literature. Nine of those publications have received national awards as significant contributions to the psychological literature on women, women of color, sexual minorities, African American women and families.

She is the founding co-editor of the APA Div. 44 book series Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Issues. She is also the recipient of numerous national awards that include the 1996 Outstanding Leadership Award from the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns; 2000 APA Society for the Psychology of Women Heritage Award; 2003 APA Committee on Women in Psychology Distinguished Leadership Award;2004 Award for Distinguished Senior Career Contributions to Ethnic Minority Research(APA Division 45); 2005 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12); 2006 Helms Award for Scholarship and Mentoring (TC, Columbia Univ Cross Cultural Roundtable); 2006 Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology(APA Division 12); 2007 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to LGB Psychology Award (APA Division 44); 2007 Distinguished Career Award (Assn for Women in Psych); 2008 Carolyn Wood Sherif Award(APA Division 35); 2009 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest Senior Career Award(APA).

A Fellow of 7 divisions of APA (9, 12, 29, 35, 42, 44, 45) she has served in many leadership positions in the association and currently serves on the Division 35 Executive Board, the Association’s Policy and Planning Board and a representative of Division 44 to the APA Council of Representatives.

Learn more about Dr. Greene here.

From the Diversity Domain