The Diversity Committee


Mission Statement

The Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas seeks to recognize diverse perspectives and experiences of the members of our program, our clients, and the greater community. In pursuing this goal, the faculty, staff, and students strive to enhance the education, training, and impact of the program. We recognize that diversity is an intersection of multiple identities, which includes, but is not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, able-bodiedness and physical abilities, family status, marital status, parental status, and national origin.  We are committed to ensuring that our program teaches students the importance of conducting research and clinical work in a manner that supports, validates, and respects the multicultural background of all members of the program and the University, our clients, and the community.


2015-2016 Diversity Committee Members

Faculty Advisor

Tamara Baker, PhD
tbakerthomas@ku.edu

Clinical Psychology Graduate Students

Natasia Adams, MPH
Erik Benau, MS
Danielle Chapa, BA
Ron Freche, MA
Mirjana Ivanisevic, BS
Christina Khou, MA
Teresa Pan, MA
Esmeralda Valdivieso, MA


Fall Semester Diversity Events Sponsored by the KU Clinical Psychology Program

Friday, 10/23, 1-2pm
Coffee with the Diversity Committee, hosted by Erik and Ron
Location:  University Student Union, Level 4, Roasterie Coffee

Friday, 11/6, 5-7pm
Cocktail Hour with the Diversity Committee
Location TBD

Friday, 11/13, 1-2pm
Coffee with the Diversity Committee, hosted by Tasia and Mirjana
Location:  University Student Union, Level 4, Roasterie Coffee

Fall Semester Diversity Events Sponsored by various KU Associations

Sunday, 10/4, 7-9pm
Student Union Activities International Nights
http://suaevents.com/event/international-nights-feat-saudi-student-association-saudi-arabia
Location:  Hawks Nest, Kansas Union Level 1

Wednesday, 10/14, 3:30-5:30pm
Bold Aspirations Lecture Series:  Understanding and Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Youth Mental Health Service

Omar Gudino directs the Services for At-Risk Youth & Families (SAYF) Lab, which conducts research on patterns of risk and resilience in youth exposed to trauma; the development and dissemination of evidence-based treatments for maltreated youth; and unmet need for mental health services.
Location: TBA

Tuesday, 10/20, 7-9pm
Lauren Potter from Glee, speaking about disabilities.
http://suaevents.com/event/lauren-potter
Location:   Ballroom, Kansas Union, Level 5

Wednesday, 10/28, 3:30-4:30pm
Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture
Alcides Velasquez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Velasquez's research is focused on understanding social and political participatory uses of communication technologies, such as social media, and their individual and collective outcomes. In order to understand users’ online political and social behaviors, as well as the effects of these uses, for this research stream he uses a complex approach that incorporates the study of social, system design, and cognitive and social psychological factors.
Location:  The Commons at Spooner Hall

Thursday, 11/5, 5:30-8pm
Called to Walls - Documentary about community based art in the Midwest
http://suaevents.com/event/called-to-walls
Location:  The Commons at Spooner Hall

Friday, 11/6, 8-11pm
Dia de Los Muertos
http://suaevents.com/event/cp-dia-de-los-muertos
Location:  The Jay, Kansas Union Level 1

Sunday, 11/8, 7-9pm
Student Union Activities International Nights
http://suaevents.com/event/cp-international-nights-feat-japanese-student-association
Location:  The Jay, Kansas Union Level 1

Wednesday, 11/11, 4-5:30pm
Leslie Morgan Steiner - Speaking on domestic violence
Location:  Woodruff Auditorium

Sunday, 12/6, 7-9p
Student Union Activities International Nights
http://suaevents.com/event/international-nights-feat-international-student-association-united-kingdoms
Location: The Jay, Kansas Union Level 1


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