The Department of Educational Psychology’s counseling psychology doctoral program has been selected as a winner of the 2019 Richard M. Suinn Minority Achievement Award by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training II (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. The award was presented August 8 to the department at the 2019 APA annual convention in Chicago.
The program was recognized for its dedication to faculty and student collaborations, the impressive trajectory of its minority students, and its efforts to prepare and produce culturally competent practitioners of color.
The counseling psychology program is one of the longest accredited doctoral programs in the country.
“The program has had a strong history of supporting racial and cultural diversity,” says Delida Sanchez, associate professor and area chair for the program. “The curriculum reflects the racial and cultural diversity of the faculty, who are of African American, Arab American, Latinx, and Asian American backgrounds. We also place a high value on student mentorship, which has resulted in the program’s mentoring model. Each student accepted into the counseling psychology program is assigned a core member of the faculty as an adviser based on student and faculty interests.”