Commitment to Diversity
How the Internship is Committed to Diversity
The SHCS‘s goal in diversity training is to ensure that interns develop the knowledge, skills, and awareness necessary to provide competent psychological services to all members of the public. To this end, the SHCS’s training program requires an expected competency in individual and cultural diversity. These competencies were developed to comply with the APA’s statement on Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public: “...professional psychology training programs strive to ensure that psychology trainees demonstrate acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and awareness to work effectively with diverse individuals.” Diversity experiences and training are interwoven throughout the training program to ensure that interns are both personally supported and well-trained in this area.
- Opportunity to provide therapy in English and Spanish.
- Bilingual supervision available in English and Spanish provided by two different licensed psychologists.
- Didactic seminars dedicated to multiculturalism and specific diverse populations.
- Attendance and participation in all staff Diversity Dialogues.
- Collaboration with campus social justice and resource centers including the Cross Cultural Center, Latinx Center, Black Student Center, LGBTQA Pride Center, DREAMer Resource Office and the Women and Gender Equity Center.
- Opportunities to collaborate and provide service to specific target audiences such as the ACE Scholars Services, the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, College Assistance Migrant Program, Educational Opportunity Program, TRIO Student Support Services and the Epstein Family Veterans Center.
- Other campus diversity trainings available include the Vet Net Ally Training, Safe Zone Training, UndocuAlly Training, and Student Affairs Day of Development.