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 College remains committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and to incorporating EDI into all aspects of the College’s work and its regulatory processes and encouraging the same within the larger profession. The College has created an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page on which information and resources will be continually updated.
The EDI Working Group has continued to direct its efforts to the goals it established and remains focused on implementing diversity practices across the College Committees. This has included ongoing meetings with the Committee Chairs to discuss their Committees EDI initiatives and provide support as needed. Recently the Working Group met with the Registration Committee Chairs and are working with them on incorporating EDI principles in their updating of the Supervision Resource Manual.
In April 2022, under the auspices of the Working Group, the College distributed an EDI survey to the membership. The survey was an effort to gather information on the diversity of the College membership. We received 1171 responses, approximately 25% of the membership, and the Working Group wants to thank all of those who took the time to respond. The Group is currently reviewing the information received with the intention of reporting to the membership in the near future. Anyone who has gathered information of this type can appreciate the complexities inherent in analyzing the responses received.
The next meeting of the EDI Working Group is scheduled for mid-August.
Donna Ferguson, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Chair, EDI Working Group