The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities
Division 12, Section VI

About

Welcome to the official website of the Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities (APA Division 12 | Section VI)!

The mission of this organization is to promote the general objectives of the American Psychological Association, to encourage the evolution and development of the specialty of Clinical Psychology as a science and as a profession, and to foster research on psychopathology, assessment, and treatment interventions of ethnic minority populations. To this end, The Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities is committed to:

  • promoting research on clinical interventions with racial and ethnic minority populations;
  • fostering sensitivity to cultural, racial, and ethnic issues in the training of all psychologists;
  • increasing the quality and accessibility of training opportunities for ethnic minority clinical psychologists;
  • enhancing the representation of ethnic minority psychologists in APA and Division 12 governance and fellowship;
  • providing an internal forum for the exchange of ideas on ethnic minority issues and on topics of concern to ethnic minority clinical psychologists; and
  • providing support for graduate students interested in the study of clinical psychology of ethnic minorities

Our Officers

President (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
Omar G. Gudiño, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Denver
Email: omar.gudino@du.edu

President-Elect (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
Natasha Thapar-Olmos, PhD
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Pepperdine University
Email: natashathapar.olmos@pepperdine.edu

Past-President (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017)
Representative to Division 12 (January 2017 – December 31, 2019)
Vincenzo G. Teran, PsyD
Staff Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
Email: vteran@cha.harvard.edu

Secretary and Membership Chair (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019)
Viviana Padilla-Martínez, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Psychology Postdoctoral Resident – Mental Health Integration
Bruce W. Carter VA Medical Center, Miami, Florida

Treasurer (January 2017 – December 31, 2019)
Mengchun (Meng) Chiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology Department
William James College
Email: Mengchun.chiang.phd@gmail.com

Representative to Council (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2019)
Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Professor
Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Email: gbernal@albizu.edu

Student Representatives

Thania Galvan (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017)
Doctoral Student, University of Denver
Email: Thania.Galvan@du.edu

Sabrina Liu (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018)
Doctoral Student, University of California, Santa Barbara
Email: sliu@education.ucsb.edu

Nadi Paranamana (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018)
Doctoral Student, University of Hartford
Email: paranaman@hartford.edu


Membership

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to the Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities Newsletter (distributed twice a year)
  • Receive updates on peer-reviewed publications, training and job opportunities related to the clinical psychology of ethnic minorities
  • Attend APA Convention programing sponsored by the Section
  • Network with leaders in field of clinical psychology of ethnic minorities
  • Access to webinars centered on promoting professional development and leadership skills
  • Opportunity to run for Board of Director positions
  • Access to the internship directory for students applying for APA-accredited APPIC internships
  • Student APA Convention Travel Awards
  • Student Research Award

How to Join

Access our membership page HERE

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