Helpful Links

http://www.apa.org/about/division/div35.html 
Society for the psychology of women

http://www.apa.org/about/division/div44.html
 Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues.

http://www.apa.org/about/division/div36.html
Division 36 - Psychology of Religion

http://www.apa.org/about/division/div45.html
Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.

http://jcc.sagepub.com/
The Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology

http://www.socialpsychology.org/cultural.htm
Cultural Psychology Links (TONS OF INFO.)

http://pewhispanic.org/
Pew Hispanic Center

Florida Tech Committees

Complete List
http://www.fit.edu/activities/organizations.php

Human Rights Organizations

The Carter Center
http://www.cartercenter.org/

Human Rights Campaign: working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equal rights
http://www.hrc.org/

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
With approximately 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic Organization in the United States.
http://www.lulac.org/

The Nation of Islam (NOI)
http://www.noi.org/

United States Commission on Civil Rights
http://www.usccr.gov

Further Reading

  • Dialogues on Difference: Studies of Diversity in the Therapeutic Relationship -Edited by J. Christopher Muran, PhD
    • ISBN: 978-1-59147-451-7, Publication Date: September 2006

-In this series of creative scholarly essays arranged in eight "dialogues," leading clinicians wrestle with questions of race, culture, gender, and sexuality as they apply to the therapeutic relationship. Each dialogue begins with an original chapter contribution by a clinician that includes a detailed discussion of the psychotherapeutic process, especially with regard to the negotiation of complex and difficult interactions between patient and therapist. Scholars with differing personal and professional backgrounds then offer chapters that develop ideas presented in the opening chapter, and in a closing chapter, the clinician who initiated the dialogue provides some synthesis and elaboration in response.

  • Sexual Orientation and Mental Health: Examining Identity and Development in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People

-In Sexual Orientation and Mental Health, expert contributors explore the impressive body of rigorous empirical research on mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual people that has emerged over the past decade. This volume presents some of the most important work in this field from both established and emerging investigators. The contributors examine the prevalence and potential determinants of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse in adolescents and adults, giving consideration to the roles of prejudice and harassment as well as of positive family and social supports.

-In this volume, leading psychologists from the United States, Canada, and the European Union go beyond social commentary, anecdotal evidence and raw statistics to explain and offer remedies for this continued inequality, based on empirical evidence. Subtle barriers to women's advancement to and success in leadership positions are a major focus, such as women being recruited for upper-level positions that are associated with a high risk of failure or women managers being stereotyped as either competent or warm (but not both). Solutions that can be practically implemented are offered at different levels of analysis, including organizational (e.g., affirmative action), work group (e.g., diversity management), and individual (e.g., cross-cultural networking).

     Inclusive Cultural Empathy: Making Relationships Central in Counseling and Psychotherapy

        By Paul B. Pedersen, PhD; Hugh C. Crethar, PhD; and Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD

        Publication Date: January 2008

-The authors present a broad definition of culture—to include nationality, ethnicity, language, age, gender, socioeconomic status, family roles, and other affiliations—and engage the reader with lively examples and exercises that can be adapted for classroom, supervision groups, or individual use. With this book readers will learn how to help clients explore, discover, and leverage those internalized voices of their "culture teachers" that teach us who we are, how to behave, and how to resolve our problems or find life balance.

Recent Journal Articles

  • An expanding notion of diversity (gradPsych)
  • March 2007, Vol 5, No. 2

     Diversity of thought

         Psychologists tackled how to bridge the divide between theories of knowledge.
         By Deborah Smith Bailey

         Monitor Staff

         December 2005, Vol 36, No. 11

         Print version: page 45