Psychological and Brain Sciences Diversity Advocacy Committee
The Drexel University Diversity Advocacy Committee (DAC) aims to (a) create an environment that embraces all facets of diversity within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and (b) increase opportunities for understanding the many factors that contribute to the experience of all persons and promote social justice within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the broader community. In line with this mission we strive to:
- Increase representation of diverse faculty and students.
- Promote greater integration of diversity-related issues, perspectives, and voices in all aspects of graduate training.
- Assess and communicate students’ diversity-related experiences to faculty within the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
- Provide a collaborative forum to engage in discourse related to diversity both within and outside of Drexel University.
- Create opportunities to engage with the broader community in order to achieve shared goals related to mental health, social justice, and diversity.
- Work with faculty to utilize culturally-relevant content and coursework (i.e readings, topics, case examples).
Current and recent projects and events hosted by the DAC
- Open Forum on Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter Advocacy, and COVID-19 (6/2020)
- Building Clinical Competence with Sexual Orientation and Gender workshop presented by Dr. Cyndy Boyd, PhD (4/2020)
- Addressing the Enigma of Stigma: A panel discussion about the presence and experience of stigma in underrepresented communities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome (11/2019)
- Building Bravery: A two-part interactive discussion focused on building greater competency in discussing challenging issues of diversity (3/2019; 06/2019)
- Little Stones documentary screening and moderated discussion (5/2019)
Graduate Student Diversity Resources at Drexel
Additional Diversity Resources
APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA)
- Society for the Psychology of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Div. 45)
- Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Div. 35)
- Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (APA Div. 44)
- Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities (APA Div. 12)
- Health Psychology Diversity Council (APA Div. 38)
- Asian American Psychological Association
- The Association of Black Psychologists
- National Latina/o Psychological Association
- Society of Indian Psychologists
- APAGS Mailing Lists - "Bridging communication among graduate students within psychology" Lists include:
- APAEMGS - Ethnic minority issues.
- APAGSABILITIES - Disability issues.
- APAGSLGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender concerns in psychology.
- APAGSNON-TRAD - Concerning issues germane to non-traditional students.
- APAGSWOMEN - A forum for the discussion of issues related to women balancing their personal and professional lives, as psychology graduate students (by the way, the list is open to women, men, students and psychologists alike!).
- National Multicultural Conference and Summit (NMCS) - Biannual
- Society for the Psychology of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Div 45) Conference - Biannual
- American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
- Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CARED)
- Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD)
- The Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Div. 12)
- Section 4 - Clinical Psychology of Women
- Section 6 - Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities