Student of Color Council

Student of Color Council

As student delegates who attended the NCSPP 2020 Mid-Winter Conference, Michelle Martinez, a doctoral candidate at Midwestern University and Claudia Miranda, a doctoral candidate at The Wright Institute are the founders of the Student of Color Council otherwise known as SOCC.

The goal of SOCC is to build community, validate experiences, highlight strengths, and engage in an opportunity to create change for other students of color in the psychology pipeline.

Together Michelle and Claudia conduct monthly virtual cafés that provide a space for students of color to feel safe sharing their experiences, both positive and challenging, and to access support, direction, and advice from fellow students of color.

Delegates and faculty of NCSPP programs receive announcements relative to SOCC events.


NCSPP directly supports the education of graduate students in schools and programs of professional psychology.