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NYSPA Diversity Initiative

diversityNYSPA is committed to the support of the state’s Diversity Initiative. To this end NYSPA has supported a fully funded Diversity Delegate to the APA State Leadership Conference for the past few years. Through this initiative, NYSPA aims to enhance the diversity resources available to its members. Consistent with the mission of the CSL Diversity Initiative Subcommittee, NYSPA is also committed to the development of leadership among its diverse members and increase opportunities for the development of a diversity agenda.

The following resources are available on this page. Please select a link below for more detail:

Spanish-language Consumer Survey

Mental Health Resources (University of Miami CRECER)

Cultural Competencies and Haitian Immigrants

APA Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference

APA Diversity Resources

APA Guidelines Related to Diversity

Associations and Organizations for Diverse Ethnic and Racial Groups

General Reports Related to Issues on Diversity

New York State Offices, Agencies, Community Based Organizations and Reports

Federal Government Offices and Agencies

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Spanish-language Consumer Survey
Spanish-language consumer summary of Antipsychotic Medicines for Children and Teens: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers. To access this summary, please visit: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/search-for-guides-reviews-and-reports/?pageaction=displayproduct&productid=1365&ECem=121220.
To access all Spanish-language consumer summaries that are currently available, please visit: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/index.cfm/research-summaries-for-consumers-clinicians-and-policymakers/informacion-en-espanol/.
Effective Health Care Program
http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov

 

APA Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference

The State Leadership Conference is an annual event sponsored by the APA Practice Directorate and its Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) to promote advocacy in support of the practice of psychology. Each State Association brings a delegation of leaders to participate in the various activities throughout the course of four days culminating with all delegations visiting representatives in Congress during the last day of the event.

The Committee of State Leaders (CSL), the committee responsible of organizing the event has four subcommittees: the Advocacy Mentoring, Award, Presidents-Elect Orientation & Training, and the Diversity Initiative.

The Annual APA State Leadership Conference is an important and unique opportunity to:

  • Learn the details of the APA Legislative Agenda
  • Learn how to be advocates with Congress and the U S Senate, and carry important messages to the members of the Congressional Delegation
  • Learn about trends and issues impacting across state lines that we need to be aware of in serving our membership
  • Meet key APA Staff
  • Advance the recognition of your SPTA as a leading Association
  • Meet and network with leaders from other states, provinces and territories
  • Learn about best practices for association governance, leadership and management
  • Network with other SPTA leaders and build relationships that will make for a stronger governance team

View the history of the APA State Leadership Conference

Current Diversity Delegate (2009-2010): Janice Williams

Past SLC Diversity Delegates:

  • 2001- 2003 Phillip Wong
  • 2004- 2007 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 2007-2008 Nancy Cope
  • 2008-2009 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , APA Committee of State Leaders; Chair Diversity Sub-committee
  • 2010 Janice Williams
  • 2011-2012 Anu Raj

SLC - Diversity Initiative NYSPA Annual Report (coming soon)



APA Diversity Resources

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

Topics on Aging

Office on Aging

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office

The Valuing Diversity Project

 

 

APA Guidelines Related to Diversity

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






Associations and Organizations for Diverse Ethnic and Racial Groups

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



General Reports Related to Issues on Diversity

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 Offices, Agencies, Community Based Organizations & Reports

New York State Office of Mental Health

Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc

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





Federal Government Offices and Agencies

The Office of Minority Health (Has useful information in Spanish)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention