Association Rules — 160. Ethnic Minority Affairs

160-1. Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs

160-1.1 The Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs shall consist of six members of the Association who shall serve for terms of not less than three years each. It shall have general concern for those aspects of psychology which concern ethnic minorities (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/Pacific American, Black and Hispanic). The Committee shall serve as the primary resource to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest on ethnic minority concerns.

The Committee shall:

(a) promote scientific understanding of the roles of culture and ethnicity in psychology;

(b) foster the development of culturally sensitive models for the delivery of psychological services;

(c) foster cultural diversity in the preparation of psychologists who teach, provide services, and conduct research with ethnic minority populations;

(d) promote development of more educational and training opportunities for ethnic minorities in psychology;

(e) advocate the perspectives and values of ethnic minority psychologists to the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest for formulation of the policies of the Association;

(f) maintain mutually supportive and beneficial relationships with other groups of ethnic minority psychologists;

(g) assist the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest in maintaining communications of ethnic minority affairs with the Association's membership as well as the community at large;

(h) encourage collection and dissemination of information of importance to ethnic minority psychologists and students.

Members of this Committee shall be selected to represent adequately ethnic minority communities in psychology as well as the range of interests characteristic of psychology in all its aspects. The Committee on Ethnic Minority affairs shall report to Council through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest.