Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology Task Force (CEMRRAT2)
Charge and Mission Statement
The CEMRRAT2 Task Force Charge is to foster the Association-wide implementation of the CEMRRAT Plan. This Five-Year Plan is grounded in the nation’s changing demographics and the current significant underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in psychology. It sets forth specific objectives and actions for encouraging all psychologists to attain some minimal level of multicultural competence in their training, research and practice activities, and for dramatically increasing the number of people of color who are psychology students, faculty and professionals.
To that end, the CEMRRAT2 Task Force will help guide APA’s efforts in the area of ethnic minority recruitment, retention and training in psychology to:
Promote and improve multicultural education and training in psychology.
Increase ethnic minority faculty recruitment and retention in psychology.
Increase ethnic minority student recruitment, retention, and graduation in psychology.
Provide national leadership for diversity and multiculturalism in education, science, and human services.
Promote data collection, research and evaluation on ethnic minority recruitment, retention and graduation, and education and training.
For more information, please refer to the History and Background (PDF, 428KB) document.
- Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD (email)
- Alberto Figueroa-Garcia, MBA (email)
2013 Chair: Beth Boyd, PhD
Director, Psychological Services Center
Professor, Department of Psychology │ University of South Dakota
Guillermo Bernal, PhD
Director, Institute for Psychological Research
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD
Director, Psychology Training Program
Department of Psychiatry │ Boston Children's Hospital
Frederick Leong, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Michigan State University
- CEMRRAT articles in the APA Monitor
- CEMRRAT articles in the OEMA Communique
- Model Strategies for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Higher Education (PDF, 196KB)
APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues)
Grants & Awards
CEMRRAT Implementation Grant Fund
Request for proposals, grant cover sheet, grant awardees, project summaries, and more
Suinn Minority Achievement Award
Call for nominations, award winners, and more
Textbook Initiative Work Group (TIWG)
CEMRRAT Recruitment, Retention, and Training Series
Informational Brochure (PDF, 428KB)
- Toward an Inclusive Psychology: Infusing the Introductory Psychology Textbook with the Diversity Content (PDF, 2MB)