The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology is strongly committed to respecting and understanding cultural and individual diversity in its admission and training policies.
The program avoids any actions that would restrict admission on grounds that are irrelevant to successful completion of the post-doctoral training program. Moreover, the active recruitment of individuals from underrepresented minority groups is one of our priorities.
- Education and Advocacy (E&A) colloquium and committee – Postdoctoral trainees are encouraged to attend monthly E&A colloquiums and are encouraged to join the E&A committee that plans the colloquiums and community service projects.
- Postdoctoral trainees can also join the HEARD Taskforce (Health Equity, Anti-Racism, and Diversity), aimed at increasing equity in all of the CHP department missions.
Culturally-adapted and structurally competent care are foci across clinical experiences. A biopsychosocial-cultural framework is used across our programs to conceptualize and intervene upon the healthcare needs of individuals with diversity across sex, gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, culture, and religion, among other dimensions.