Racial and ethnic diversity among trainees and professionals in psychology and neuropsychology: Needs, trends, and challenges

Felicia Hill-Briggs, Jovier D. Evans, Marc A. Norman

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Abstract

The United States is rapidly becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse nation, bringing the challenge of ensuring that health care specialties, including neuropsychology, are representative of and competent to serve the needs of this population. Initiatives have been undertaken to increase minority representation in training for psychology and neuropsychology. However, tracking progress requires reliable race/ethnicity racelethnicity data collection and reporting. On the 2002 American Psychological Association (APA) Directory Survey (APA Research Office, 2002), up to 42% of the APA membership and up to 25% of the Division 40 membership did not specify race/ethnicity status. Within Division 40, data for members who did report race/ethnicity suggest that representation of Hispanic, Asian, Black/African American, and Native American members lags substantially behind that of White members. Improved methods for collecting information on race/ethnicity are needed to meet diversity objectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Neuropsychology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 11 2004

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Keywords

  • Demographics
  • Minority
  • Professional issues
  • Professional membership
  • Psychology
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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