Doctor of Psychology in Counseling and School Psychology
We seek to recruit and retain a diverse student group across a number of dimensions.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Program
Program faculty, individually and collectively, work to examine their own respective privileges as they relate to race, religion, gender, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and educational status. With the mission of the University to be transforming hearts and minds to serve the world, there is no better calling than to bring these discussions into the classroom, campus, and greater community. As such, students in the Program participate in pressing conversations around privilege, power dynamics, and their impact on themselves and their clients. Students also engage in conversations about the ethical and moral responsibility we have as psychologists to engage in social justice work in our communities.
Program students are invited to join faculty in this time of reflection and transformation to engage fully, not only in dialogue, but also through participation in initiatives seeking equality and justice for all individuals. The Program is structured to diversify student exposure to various cultures and experiences. Included below are examples of some of the work that is being done among students and faculty in the program:
- Coursework embedded with topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Practicum training at diverse sites and with underserved populations
- Monthly diversity events hosted by program faculty and students
- Faculty representation on the University’s Diversity Council
- A partnership with the YMCA to offer wellness support to diverse members of the local community.
The Program seeks to recruit a diverse student body to engage in this important work.