Statement on Diversity and Social Justice

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The Psy.D. Program at Saint Elizabeth University recognizes the significance of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice in all aspects of the curriculum. The Psy.D. Program welcomes people of all backgrounds, especially individuals who identify with historically marginalized groups* who are underrepresented in counseling psychology.

The Psy.D. Program values individual and community empowerment, and maintains substantial interest in advocating for social change in personal, social, cultural, and political arenas. Toward that end, the Psy.D. Program aims to infuse social justice throughout the Program, and recruit and retain diverse faculty and students who share in the Program's commitment to bringing mental health services to all populations.

The Program understands that social justice extends beyond recognizing and embracing individual diversity; social justice involves ensuring that resources are distributed fairly to promote equity and inclusion.

*This embraces individual and social differences including, but not limited to, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/racial identity, ethnicity, national origin, indigenous heritage, religion, disability, language, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, and veteran status.