Diversity and Social Responsibility

http://michiganpsychologicalassociation.org/diversity_and_social_responsib.phpThe mission of the Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility Committee is to engage MPA in advocacy and support for multi-cultural diversity within mental health and the larger community, as well as improving psychologists’ professional competence. To further this mission, the committee will collaboratively develop and implement professional training and outreach to psychologists and communities on the basis of diversity (i.e. race, culture, age ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental disabilities, religion or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, national origin, veteran status, region or site of practice).

APA Resources
Ethnic Communities
Ethnic Psychological Associations
Federal Resources
LGBTQ2-S Resources
State of Michigan Resources
University (Michigan) Resources

APA Resources


Council Policy Manual

APA Diversity Handbook

Resolution on Religious, Religion-based, or Religion-derived Prejudice

Monitor Articles on Diversity Issues

Office on Aging

Children, Youth, and Families


Socioeconomic Status Office

Women’s Program

APA Guidelines and Policy Statements – Diversity Issues

APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

APA OEMA Guidelines, Policy Statements, and Resolutions



Voices for Health-Language and Culture Solutions

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

E Michigan Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (list of many resources)

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Deaf and Hard of Hearing Division

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.

Michigan Deaf Association

Michigan Hands and Voices

The Arc Michigan

Ethnic Communities


Arab American and Chaldean Council (Southeast)

The Asian Center (Grand Rapids)

Chinese Culture Group of Greater Grand Rapids


American Indian Health and Family Services

Michigan Urban Indian Centers and Programs

Ethnic Psychological Associations


Asian American Psychological Association

Asian American Psychological Association Facebook Page

National Latina/o Psychological Association

Students of NLPA Facebook Page

Association of Black Psychologists

Association of Black Psychologists Facebook Page

Society of Indian Psychologists

Federal Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Cultural Competency Resources

A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care 

Diversity Rx

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Listserv

Culturally Competent Guides and Resources

Tutorial: Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Health Care: A Chartbook

National Center for Cultural Competence

Cultural Broker

Self-Assessment Checklists

LGBTQ2-S Resources


Advocates for Youth

American Psychological Association - Sexuality

Family Equality Council

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

GBLT and Allied National Advocacy/Activist Organizations

The National Coalition for LGBT Health

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays
www.leadwithlovefilm.com: Univ. of Utah research film, empirical foundation for what is presented in the film

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays: http://pflagdetroit.org/RecommendedBlueBook.htm

High quality interfaith LGBTQ Toolkit: http://www.uujustice.org/LGBTQ_Toolkit_Final.pdf

Safe Schools Coalition

Youth and AIDS Projects

Youth Resource

Internet Resources: Transgender and Intersex Focus
American Psychological Association: Transgender

State of Michigan Resources


Office of Minority Health
Sheryl Weir, MPH
Michigan Department of Community Health
Division of Health, Wellness and Disease Control
Health Disparities Reduction & Minority Health Program
3056 W Grand Blvd. Suite 3-150
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 456-4314
Fax: (313) 456-4427
Email: weirs@michigan.gov
To obtain additional information, please call the Resource Center at 1-800-444-6472.

Michigan Legislature

University (Michigan) Resources

Eastern Michigan University African American Studies Program

Eastern Michigan University Center for Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs

Michigan Technical University Office of Diversity Resources

Michigan State University Diversity Resources

University of Michigan

Geropsychology Resources
APA Site on Geropsychology
Society for Clinical Geropsychology (APA Divison 12, Section II)
APA Office on Aging
APA Division 20: Adult Development and Aging
Resources for Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Elderly Populations
APA Guidelines: What Mental Health Practitioners Should Know about Working with Older Adults
APA Multicultural Aging and Mental Health Resource Guide
APA: Multicultural Competence in Geropsychology
American Society on Aging: LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse
National Association for the Deaf Position Statement on Mental Health Services
Michigan-specific information on deaf and hard of hearing mental health resources
Hearing Loss in Older Adults—Its Effect on Mental Health

Miscellaneous Resources


Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices in a Diverse Society By: , by
David Sue and Diane M. Sue, . Mississauga, Ontario: Wiley & Sons Canada, 2007, 456 pages (ISBN: 978-0-
471-43302-6, c$101.99, Hardcover)

2018 Committee Minutes