Supporting Diversity

Supporting Diversity

A critical part of our departmental mission is to be recognized as an influential and collaborative voice in student affairs in the areas of cultural competence and social justice, in our globally diverse university community. We do this through our individual and group clinical work, outreach and collaborative relationships with various student, faculty, and staff community organizations, internal staff development and trainings, and sharing the empirical work of our colleagues from our professional organizations. This page reflects some of our recent work to this end.

Addressing Racial Trauma

A selection of recent American Psychological Association's readings on understanding and addressing racial trauma.

Coping with Race-Related Stress

Professional Development

As a staff, we pursue knowledge and skills in cutting edge, evidence-based approaches that attend to the whole person. Staff members regularly attend conferences such as the Winter Roundtable in Cross-Cultural Psychology and the Diversity Challenge. Our staff is connected to numerous professional organizations relating to many aspects of cultural competency.

In the spirit of transparency and community engagement, we invite you to check out some of the readings and meeting topics of our Cross Cultural Competency professional development series, launched in 2014 and led by Dr. Allyson Brathwaite-Gardner.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Resilience and recovery after war: Refugee children and families in the United States. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

American Psychological Association. (2012). Crossroads: The psychology of immigration in the new century. Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Washington, DC: Author.

Bambara, T. C. (1972). The lesson. Gorilla, my love, 85-96.

Carter, R. T. (2007). Racism and psychological and emotional injury recognizing and assessing race-based traumatic stress. The Counseling Psychologist, 35(1), 13-105.

Fiske, S. T. (2010). Envy up, scorn down: how comparison divides us. American Psychologist, 65(8), 698.

Foster, R. P. (2001). When immigration is trauma: guidelines for the individual and family clinician. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71(2), 153.

Han, C. S. (2008). Sexy like a Girl and Horny like a Boy: Contemporary Gay'Western'Narratives about Gay Asian Men. Critical Sociology, 34(6), 829-850.

Khalid, S. (2013). Encountering islamophobia: An intensive group to increase counselor awareness. Master’s thesis. Saint Mary’s College of California.

Lee, E. A., Soto, J. A., Swim, J. K., & Bernstein, M. J. (2012). Bitter reproach or sweet revenge cultural differences in response to racism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38(7), 920-932.

Major, B., Mendes, W. B., & Dovidio, J. F. (2013). Intergroup relations and health disparities: a social psychological perspective. Health Psychology, 32(5), 514.

Paradies, Y., Ben, J., Denson, N., Elias, A., Priest, N., Pieterse, A., ... & Gee, G. (2015). Racism as a determinant of health: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 10(9), e0138511.

Sanchez, D. T., Himmelstein, M. S., Young, D. M., Albuja, A. F., & Garcia, J. A. (2015). Confronting as autonomy promotion: Speaking up against discrimination and psychological well-being in racial minorities. Journal of health psychology, 1359105315569619.

Schwartz, R. C., & Blankenship, D. M. (2014). Racial disparities in psychotic disorder diagnosis: A review of empirical literature. World journal of psychiatry, 4(4), 133.

Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: Race, gender, and sexual orientation. John Wiley & Sons.

Sue, D. W., Capodilupo, C. M., Torino, G. C., Bucceri, J. M., Holder, A., Nadal, K. L., & Esquilin, M. (2007). Racial microaggressions in everyday life: implications for clinical practice. American psychologist, 62(4), 271.

Van der Kolk, B. A. (2002). The assessment and treatment of complex PTSD. Treating trauma survivors with PTSD, 127-156.

Yoon, G. (2014). Incoming prof. explores refugee camp dynamics. The Brown Daily Herald. October 22, 2014.