Commitment to Multiculturalism and Diversity
The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology recognizes and respects the dignity and worth of all people. The Department values cultural differences based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, and age.
CCSP has a long history of commitment towards multiculturalism and diversity. For over 30 years, CCSP has sought to both generate knowledge through research in the area of multicultural and diversity counseling and train multicultural competent psychologists. In recognition of these efforts, the Department was awarded the American Psychological Association's Suinn Minority Achievement Award in 1999, the first year of the award's inception. This award recognizes graduate psychology programs that have demonstrated excellence in recruiting, retaining and graduating ethnic minority students who have been historically underrepresented in psychology. As further indication of the Department's commitment to diversity and multicultural issues, in 2002, the CCSP faculty voted to formally endorse the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists. The APA Council of Representatives approved this document as APA policy in August 2002.