Commitment to Diversity

As a clinic, we are committed to serving our community in all of its diversity. We strive to create a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment for all of our clients and staff. We hold a deliberately broad conceptualization of multiculturalism and diversity, with an effort to honor all of the identities that person may hold (e.g., racial identity, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious & spiritual beliefs, immigration and acculturation status, ability status, socioeconomic status, etc.). We also appreciate that a person’s experiences are shaped by all of their various identities. We believe it is important to view an individual in their contexts, which can often be shaped by intersecting systems of oppression, while also recognizing and celebrating strengths that arise from our differences. We hold strong to the value of life-long learning, which includes increasing awareness of the experiences of others as well as examining our own beliefs and biases.

To that end, multiculturally conscious care is a cornerstone of our practice and of the graduate student clinician’s clinical training. Additionally, all of our clinicians complete a separate course in multicultural education and diversity topics. Many of our clinicians are also actively engaged in Purdue’s Clinical Psychology Diversity & Inclusion Committee. This committee serves as a place to not only expand our knowledge of diversity related issues and topics and promote self-growth, but also find ways to improve our clinical practice and research to be more culturally conscious. Many of our clinicians are also involved in various other committees and research projects with efforts focused on anti-racism, inclusive practices, and prejudice reduction. Further, we strive to ways to advocate for and better serve our diverse community.

                         

                                            

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