Ethnic and Racial Diversity

Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee

Amber Nelson, Psy.D.
Chair, Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee

The Ethnic and Racial Diversity Committee was formulated for the purpose of advising the Executive Committee on behalf of the membership concerning issues, which impact the organizational and training agendas of the Council. Explicit in this charge is the social responsibility to ensure that representation of diverse ethnic and racial groups is reflected in the organization’s membership and committees. Through such advocacy, the Committee promotes and ensures the integration issues of ethnic/racial diversity throughout all programs and activities, facilitates and consults on the development of ethnic/racial diversity in the programs and curricula of member schools, and helps NCSPP to implement the resolutions of the 1989 Puerto Rico Conference.

Diversity Competency
For more information about the Diversity Competency, please click here.

We encourage you to access APA’s Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists.

ERDC Individual Awards
NCSPP gives individual awards for those that have made significant contributions to the enhancement of ethnic-racial diversity. The granting of awards is accomplished through the awards sub-committee of the Ethnic Racial Diversity Committee. Individual awards are made during the Mid-Winter Conference in even-numbered years.


NCSPP committees deal with specific issues related to training and practice in professional psychology.

There is no prerequisite to participate in a committee. Please send an e-mail message to ncsppoffice@gmail and indicate which committee you would like to join.