Under the leadership of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group, the College continues to review its practices, working to incorporate EDI into all aspects of its regulatory processes and to promote EDI across the larger profession.
The EDI Working Group continues to focus on diversity within the practices of the various College Committees having now met with the Committee Chairs to discuss plans to ensure EDI is reflected in their ongoing work and Committee initiatives. The Working Group plans to follow up with the Chairs to provide guidance and support, as appropriate.
In December 2021, an intensive half-day EDI training webinar was held for the College leadership and staff. The Working Group is reviewing the post training evaluations and considering “next steps” in terms of follow-up training needs to further the effective implementation of EDI within the College.
Discussions continue with the programs that train individuals who will be the College’s future membership to support their efforts to ensure diversity among the students in their graduate programs.
The Working Group has distributed a member survey, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: A Picture of Our Membership, to assist us in better understanding the diversity of our membership. Members are encouraged to complete this voluntary survey which may be submitted anonymously. The deadline for completion is Friday, May 6, 2022.
Members are reminded to visit the College’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion webpage for EDI news and updated information and resources.
Donna Ferguson, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Chair, EDI Working Group