Articles Tagged "diversity"

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Mar 8, 2020

Introduction When we, as a profession, consider ways to advance psychotherapy, we must begin by striving for nothing less than fair, accessible, and clinically competent services for all populations—especially those who have historically been underserved and underrepresented. One such population that is frequently overlooked and underappreciated on a global realm are persons with disabilities (PWD), […]

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA) is excited to launch its Advocacy and Mentoring Program for Diversity (AMPD) for doctoral students.  This two-year mentoring program was developed in response to needs related to diversity and leadership development in the field. The Executive Board of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) understands […]

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Introductions Todd Ryser-Oatman is enrolled in the University of Kentucky Counseling Doctoral Program. His research interests focus on the well-being of the LGBTQ community. His dissertation focuses on help-seeking experiences of sexual minority men who have experienced intimate partner violence in their same-sex relationships. Alyssa Clements-Hickman is also enrolled in the University of Kentucky Counseling […]

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Nov 16, 2019

What is meant by affectional and gender minorities? Affectional and gender minority clients is a broad umbrella category for individuals who self-identify as LGBTQ+. We can think of this in two broad subcategories: gender identity and sexual orientation. Gender identity Gender identity refers to how someone feels or identifies their gender. It is sometimes congruent […]

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Nov 12, 2019

“As quiet as it’s kept” is a phrase packed with resiliency, pain, and generational trauma. I first heard this phrase when I was about 5 years old. The phrase lacked a visible impact on my life until my late teens. In my family and other families in the South, I heard this phrase used to […]

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Nov 10, 2019

Many people who seek psychotherapy were either brought to the United States when they were young or born here with parents who are often trying to adapt to a new culture and language. Children of immigrants have to navigate being surrounded by peers who look and speak differently, and in many cases, their caretakers rely […]

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Oct 30, 2019

The 127th APA Annual Convention Attending our annual APA convention has always been “my gift to me.” Unfortunately, for the first time, I had to miss this year’s gathering in the Windy City, due to the unexpected passing of my younger brother. I understand, however, that it was as inspiring as ever. One of the […]

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Since its establishment in 2015, the International Domain of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SAP) has consistently pursued the enhancement of SAP’s internationalization through an engagement-and-involvement approach. It has built an active Committee of International Affairs, which consists of 11 members from 6 different countries. The committee has led several systematic endeavors to […]

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Arab Americans are not officially recognized by the United States government as a minority group, which has resulted in not only a failure to accurately document increasing occurrences of discrimination (Awad, 2010), but also in a lack of knowledge about this ethnic group. The juxtaposition of mounting negative media visibility with a general lack of […]

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Sep 2, 2019

This spring I had the wonderful opportunity, along with our colleagues Hortensia de los Angeles Amaro and Brian Smedley, to attend the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Culture of Health stakeholder meeting Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement. The expressed objectives of this particular meeting were to discuss why Anchor Institution (such as […]

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