A semi-annual publication of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA)
SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE PUBLIC POLICY SECTION
- Confronting Immigration Challenges in a Nation of Immigrants: A Call for APA Action
In this commentary, J. Manuel Cases discusses the lack of mental health resources for the immigrant population resulting in part from the overemphasis on immigration as a political and/or economic issue, and provides related recommendations for APA action.
- Public Policy Update
Annie Toro outlines the APA Public Interest Directorate Government Relations Office (PI-GRO)'s recent successful initiatives in federal advocacy on behalf of ethnic and racial minorities.
SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE ETHNIC MINORITY RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND TRAINING IN PSYCHOLOGY SECTION
- Thoughts of Our Elders on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training
Connie Dekis talks to the "elders" of ethnic recruitment, retention, and training in psychology — Dr. Joseph White, Dr. Richard Suinn, and Dr. Patricia Arredondo — as they share interesting perspectives on multicultural and diversity challenges confronting the field of psychology and provide suggestions for tackling relevant issues.
- The Federal Agencies' Perspectives on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training
Bertha G. Holliday and Shelby Siegel analyze reports by federal training agencies that identify disparities and challenges faced by ethnic minorities in academic and professional settings. The agencies' varying suggestions and strategies for improved ethnic minority recruitment, retention and multicultural training are also addressed.
- Accreditation Bodies and Diversity Standards
Shelby Siegel, Mariam Abushanab and Bertha G. Holliday compare and contrast the values and standards regarding ethnic minority representation and diversity of several accreditation agencies associated with professional psychology and counseling training programs.
- The Mentoring Relationship
Innocent F. Okozi, Rosha Hebsur, Andrea Zainab Nael and Le Ondra Clark discuss the multi-faceted advantages of the mentoring relationship for ethnic minority students, particularly as a means for empowerment and increasing student retention rates.
- Inoculation in Paradise or Keeping Us Recruited, Retained, Trained, or Sane (Enough): A Sprinkling of Qualitative Data Gathered Since 1985 or What I Have Down So Far
Jesus (Jesse) R. Aros uses brief vignettes as a means for increasing awareness and providing suggestions for increasing resilience against interpersonal challenges related to racism, sexism and hatred that can be troublesome in recruiting, retaining and training psychologists of color.