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Ageism: Intersectionality” 


Intersectionality plays a part in ageism and it can be hard to separate age discrimination from racism, sexism or classism.

Assessment Issues

  • Basics of bilingual assessment
  • Using an interpreter
  • Normal bilingual language development or language disorder?


According to Pearson, this three-part webinar series cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development.

The Color of the Race Problem is White


University of Texas professor Robert Jensen offers a discourse on the problem of racism and white supremacy and takes questions from the student audience.

Cross-cultural neuropsychology: Training and practice considerations"



The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology-Ethnic Minority Affairs (SCN-EMA), in collaboration with the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) provides a recorded webinar designed for trainees and professionals who are committed to increasing their skills in cultural competence in neuropsychology. Melissa Castro and Tedd Judd discuss key issues, practical tips and recommendations for training and learning non-English multicultural skills, starting a clinical practice that services multicultural populations and ethical considerations.

Driving in Saudi Arabia

Personal Experience 

Manal al-Sharif, of Saudi Arabia, defies the ban on women not being able to drive.

Ethnic diversity and psychology” 


Kelly Neff explores topics such as the United States as an ethnically diverse, multicultural society; ethnic diversity of the U.S. and within-group diversity; the importance of studying ethnic diversity psychology and how it is different from cross-cultural psychology.

How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” 

TEDx Talk

Jay Smooth is host of New York City's longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is an acclaimed commentator on politics and culture. In this talk, he describes the sometimes thorny territory of how we discuss issues of race and racism, offering insightful and humorous suggestions for expanding our perception of the subject.

How multicultural awareness creates a world with no boundaries” 

TEDx Talk

As the training director for Amigos de las Américas in Denver, Kody Gerkin […] will be discussing cross-cultural understanding as a means to render boundaries less meaningful. He plans on using the importance of maíz to indigenous Guatemalans as a bridge to understanding the importance of multicultural awareness.

If These Halls Could Talk

Documentary Clips

Director Lee Mun Wah brought together 11 college students to discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. The students shared the frustration and anguish of trying to be understood and acknowledged on campus where the faculty and students are predominantly white. Their stories are starkly emotional and raw, filled with incredible tenderness, courage and pain.

Microaggressions in Everyday Life” 

Lecture Clip

Bestselling author Derald Wing Sue explains what a microaggression is, how it manifests itself, how it impacts people and what can be done to address it.

Multicultural Student Center Symposium” 

Lecture Series 

This series of live-recorded lectures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison speak about the intersection of racial identity and other social justice issues.

No Way But Through

TEDx Talk

Domenech Rodriguez, professor of psychology at Utah State University, shares a personal narrative on lessons learned from sticky conversations about diversity.

Society for Community Research and Action Video Resources


Div. 27 provides a detailed list of videos (some available for free and some that must be ordered) that were originally used to supplement a community psychology textbook.

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?” 

Panel Discussion 

Hear a panel of commentators discuss the documentary, “Unnatural Causes...Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” and learn what we can do as a community about health disparities.

Unnatural Causes” (PBS)


Explore structural and systemic inequality and health among people of color in this four-part series.

White Privilege, Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality


Tim Wise explores the personal responsibility of a white male on the discourse of racism and privilege.

The World of Microaggressions


Lois Smith Owens presents how microaggressions can devalue and demean those who we consider different.




Health Psychology

This division has a diversity council that promotes inclusion of diversity with many resources.

Society of Counseling Psychology — Exploring Privilege

Identify various resources on privilege, racism and discrimination.

Society of Counseling Psychology — Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity Newsletter

Explore Div. 17's newsletter on racial/ethnic diversity topics.

Society of Pediatric Psychology

Professional development links for racial/ethnically diverse students.

Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

Free, accredited educational program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designed for doctors, nurses and emergency responders.

Society for the Teaching of Psychology — Diversity Committee

Diversity and international-focused materials from APA Div. 2, including assessments and research grants. From the homepage, click ‘resources,’ then ‘diversity’. 

Society for the Teaching of Psychology — Diversity Teaching Listserv

Join the Diversity Teaching Listserv to stay up-to-date on instructional materials. From the homepage, click ‘news,’ then ‘listservs’. 

Psychologists in Independent Practice — Toolkit

Explore the multicultural toolkit from Div. 42.

Psychologists in Independent Practice — Diversity Resource Center

Div. 42 has developed a clinically based diversity resource center to help enhance multicultural competency for its members. 

Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence

Find ethnopolitical teaching resources.

Teaching Tolerance

From the Southern Poverty Law Center, this resource provides professional development guidance and curriculum exercises for teaching diversity and respect for differences in grades K-12.




Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists has a virtual program to connect students and professionals of the association. “Jegnaship” means hero, warrior, soldier, courage.

Society of Indian Psychologists

The Society of Indian Psychologists has a mentoring program to support and connect Native American indigenous graduate students with professionals in the field.

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

Get connected with Div. 45 practitioners, researchers, and scholars with similar interests as yourself


Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
Topics on Aging

Office on Aging

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office
The Valuing Diversity Project
OEMA publications & resources

OEMA Multicultural training resources

OEMA Multicultural Film Series


APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologists
APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
APA Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients
APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations
APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women
American Psychological Association’s Statement on Racism


Asian American Psychological Association
Association of Black Psychologists

National Latino/a Psychological Association

Society of Indian Psychologists
NY Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professional
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence


Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (1999)
Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services –Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Policies and Practice


New York State Office of Mental Health
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc

New York State Minority Surveillance Report 2007 (Minority Health Data and Statistics)


The Office of Minority Health (Has useful information in Spanish)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Barrett, K.H. & George, W.H. (2005) Psychology, justice and diversity: Five challenges for culturally competent professionals. In K.H. Barrett & W.H. George (Eds.) Race, Culture, Psychology & Law, (pp. 3-17). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Byrne, A. (2007). NOTES: What is extreme cruelty? Judicial review of deportation cancellation decision for victims of domestic abuse. Vanderbilt Law Review.60, 6, 1815-1846.

Ely, G.F., Dulmus, S., C.N. & Wodarski, J.S. (2004). Domestic violence: A literature review reflecting an international crisis. Stress, Trauma and Crisis, 7, 2, 77-91.

Erez, E. & Ammar, N. (2003). Violence Against Women and Systemic Reponses: Am Exploratory Study. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS.

Erez, E. & Copps Hartley, C. (2003). Battered immigrant women and the legal system: A therapeutic jurisprudence perspective. Western Criminology Review, 4,2,155-169.

Erez, E., Adelman, M. & Gregory, C. (2009). Intersections of immigration and domestic violence: Voices of battered immigrant women. Feminist Criminology, 4, 1, 32-56.

Ewing, W.A. (2008, November 25). Opportunities and exclusion: A brief history of U.S. immigration policy. Immigration Policy Center. www.immigrationpolicy.org

Orloff, L.E., Kaguyutan, J. V. (2001). Offering a helping hand: Legal protections for battered immigrant women: A history of legislative responses. American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, 10, 95-183.

Orloff, L.E., Jang, D. & Klein, C.F. (1995) No place to turn:  Improving advocacy for battered immigrant woman. Family Law Quarterly. 29, 2, 313-329.

Wood, S.M. (2004). VAWA’s unfinished business: The immigrant women who fall through the cracks. Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 11,141-155.

Ecocultural Research: A Mental Health Researcher’s Guide to the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture-3/2000
Author: Michelle Walsh, Rachel Smith, Alicia Morales, and Lee Sechrest.

This guide presents an ecocultural approach to cultural issues, taking into account the broad array of ecological and cultural variables that are likely needed to provide a causal explanation for difference in the provision of behavioral health services. It promotes a means of conceptualizing, measuring, and interpreting ecocultural variables in a way that will advance the provision of more effective behavioral health services, and fosters the growth of research skills that can be used to further pursue an understanding of culturally relevant variables in applied mental health service settings.

Culture, Race and Ethnicity in Performance Measurement: A Compendium of Resources, Version 1-9/1999
Author: Dawna Phillips, M.P.H., H. Stephen Leff, Ph.D., Eva Kaniasty, Michael Carter, Marcel Paret, Theresa Conley and Manisha Sharma.

This compendium is a compilation of resources and readings for those interested in the area of providing or evaluating culturally competent mental health care. It is designed to be a dynamic resource. This compendium provides resources for several elements of a culturally competent mental health system as the Center has conceptualized it. Following are the topical areas covered: cultural competence standards; community needs assessment; measures of identity; culturally competent diagnosis, assessment and outcomes measures; and measures of adherence to cultural competence standards.

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