This area of the site has a two-fold purpose: (1) to consider the broad issues pertinent to the under representation of diverse groups (e.g., ethnicity, race, disability status, age, sexual orientation, religion, and gender), and (2) to ensure that diversity considerations are addressed in all issues relevant to the Society of Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Monnica Williams
Student Diversity Award
J. Kim Penberthy, Ph.D., ABPP
Mikhail (Misha) Bogomaz, Psy.D., C.G.P.
Anu Asnaani, Ph.D.
Anu Asnaani, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania and Associate Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). Dr. Asnaani received her Bachelors of Science degree in psychology from Brown University and her Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University. Dr. Asnaani's current research interests include understanding what mechanisms underlie better treatment outcomes, examining the impact of emotion regulation and diversity issues on evidence-based treatments, and effectively increasing dissemination of empirically-supported treatments for PTSD, OCD and other anxiety disorders. To date, Dr. Asnaani has published extensively in these areas, and has given a number of educational lectures, seminars and workshops to a range of providers on how to competently deliver evidence-based treatments for anxiety-based disorders in both national and international settings. In 2015, Dr. Asnaani was recognized for her significant contributions in the promotion of ethnic minority issues by being awarded the Emerging Researcher Award by APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race). Dr. Asnaani specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety, substance use disorders, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, and in Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD.
The Diversity Committee of APA Division 12 presents as a great opportunity to allow me to further delve into important issues concerning diversity in the field of Psychology, and provides an important academic forum in which I can learn from my colleagues about how we can meaningfully emphasize diversity within the APA. As a long-standing member of APA Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), participation in the Diversity Committee of Division 12 allows me to share my own research and clinical perspectives in the realm of diversity issues in order to contribute to the important initiatives the Diversity Committee undertakes annually. I am excited for this chance to work in such a committee!
Elizabeth A. Yeater, Ph.D.
Sheehan Fisher, Ph.D.
Tahirah Abdullah, Ph.D.
Priscilla Lui, Ph.D.
links to clinical psychology diversity-related resources
Diversity-related position statements from Div 12.