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Division 17 – The Society of Counseling Psychology

There are many bridges between counseling psychology and the aims of my own work.  Specifically, I believe my professional activities overlap with the mission of SCP: “to connect, to collaborate, and to coordinate efforts toward creating a more just and equitable...

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Although laws protect stigmatized groups from overt forms of discrimination, there are no laws to protect against more subtle forms of bias. Psychologists at @RiceUniversity are working to identify organizational policies that can help. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/10/exploring-discrimination?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-monitor-research&utm_content=exploring-subtle-discrimination

Invalidating patient symptoms that have no clear cause is damaging. Many people with chronic pain have a story of having pain invalidated by a medical provider at some point.

All pain is real.

Despite significant obstacles, psychologists of color have been working tirelessly to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion—or EDI—since long before it was a common term. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2022/03/special-report-momentum?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=apa-monitor-edi&utm_content=promoting-equity

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