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. Psychology and neuropsychology must meet the challenge of providing culturally competent clinical services, training, and research that address the needs and current disparities of a multiethnic and multilingual society. The changing demographics bring the challenge of ensuring that health care specialties, including neuropsychology, are representative of and competent to serve the needs of this pluralistic population. The Discussion section focuses on the challenge of creating systematic procedures for race and ethnicity data collection in the field to analyze and interpret the status of diversity within the training and professions of psychology and neuropsychology. The committee is particularly interested in increasing ethnic minority graduate student involvement in neuropsychology and developing approaches that will enhance the cultural training of all neuropsychologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCultural Diversity
Subtitle of host publicationA Special Issue of Applied Neuropsychology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages13-22
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781135066499
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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