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Multicultural Concerns Committee: Mission

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The Multicultural Concerns Committee aims to increase awareness and understanding of issues of race and ethnicity and their influence on intrapsychic and interpersonal development. The Committee promotes dialogue on the discussion of social justice issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual identities, religion, immigration status, social class, and physical disability. We are committed to providing a forum for the discussion of clinical practice, training, and research that is centered on psychoanalytic perspectives on multicultural issues both within Div. 39 and through collaboration with other APA divisions. We also make recommendations to the Board of Division 39 regarding the integration of diversity issues across programming, newsletter, and general membership.

Multicultural Concerns Committee: Activities

Division 39 Spring Meeting 2006: “The trauma of geographical dislocation”
APA Convention 2006: “Race on the outside: Implications of racial features in psychotherapy”

National Multicultural Summit and Conference 2007: “Bridging the impasse:
A dialogue between multicultural psychology and psychoanalysis”
Division 39 Spring Meeting 2007: “Psychoanalytic perspectives on prejudice and conflict: A model for applied psychoanalysis for the 21st Century”

Multicultural Concerns Committee: Members

Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D., Chair
Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D.
Neil Altman, Ph.D.
Rachel Barbanel-Fried, Psy.D.
Leilani Crane, Psy.D.
Christine Garcia, Ph.D.
Andrew Harlem, Ph.D.,
Patricia Harney, Ph.D.
Daniel Hsu, M.A.
Neha Patel, Psy.D.
Ezequiel Pena, Ph.D.
David Ramirez, Ph.D.
Margaret Whilde, M.A.
Kris Yi, Ph.D.

Questions related to the committee may be directed to Usha Tummala-Narra, Ph.D.

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