The RMPA Diversity Council’s mission is to promote multicultural education, training, research and social justice in a manner that assists psychologists in maintaining and enhancing their ethical conduct with diverse groups. The term multiculturalism or diversity is not limited to race, ethnicity or gender, but also encompasses differing religions/spiritualities, socioeconomic status, sexualities, abilities, ages, etc... Further, it is the hope of the RMPA Diversity Council to promote a biopsychosocial approach to diversity programming at the annual conference. Therefore, the goal of the Diversity Council is to promote the education, cultural awareness and sensitives from a dynamic perspective of individuals at all levels of their professional development. Students, faculty members and clinicians are encouraged to submit proposals for the annual convention related to diversity in order to promote the American Psychology Association’s (2002) Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists.
Thank you to the 2019 Diversity Speaker, Dr. Shari E. Miles-Cohen for her talk, “Cultivating Community: The Subversive Nature of Leadership Development for Girls and Women”
Thank you to the 2018 Diversity Speaker, Dr. Tania Israel, for her talk "FOUR WAYS PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL CHANGE"
Resources For Teaching
The RMPA Diversity Council hopes to develop a comprehensive page dedicated to diversity related teaching resources. Therefore, RMPA members are encouraged to share their resources to be added to the page. This list of resources is not all inclusive, so please send us more information to add to this page. Please feel free to email suggestions on resources to be added to the page to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Higher Education Resource:
Stereotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination:
Society for the Teaching of Psychology Presidential Taskforce on Diversity Education: The Task Force compiled annotated bibliographies of teaching resources, including books, book chapters, journal articles, films, websites, and other media. Topics (noted on the navigational bar on the left of this page) included cross-cutting issues, such as assessment, institutional support for diversity education and, power and privilege and specific categories such as Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Gender/Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Age. The resources were developed for teachers of psychology at the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level.