Please excuse the cross-posting. I wanted to share a resource that was sent to me through a different community. You might find it helpful as you plan for or are already diving into the year! This preprint, A Call to Action for an Antiracist Clinical Science, was developed by a group of students (with support from faculty) across several universities. They used the CCTC Social Responsiveness in Health Service Psychology Education and Training Toolkit to “inspire their thinking, structure, and questions.” The abstract is pasted below.
Clinical psychological science is a field committed to reducing the negative impact of psychiatric illness through innovative research and psychological treatments. Unfortunately, the impact of racial injustices that pervade American society and permeate our academic institutions is felt not only by those who seek our services as mental health providers, but also by the individuals who work in our departments as faculty, staff, and students. Representing the collective work of numerous graduate students and postdoctoral trainees from multiple institutions, this call to action instantiates the need for prompt and consistent efforts towards dismantling institutionalized racism and inequity in clinical science. Specifically, we articulate the multiple roles our field plays in perpetuating racial oppression and outline concrete demands and recommendations for structural reform in the following key areas: (1) the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, (2) clinical training and supervision, (3) curriculum and pedagogical approaches, (4) research and methods, and (5) the recruitment, retention, and success of graduate students and faculty.
Kisha Radliff, Ph.D., LP
Associate Professor and Program Chair, School Psychology Program
Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology
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