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Diversity Committee

The mission of the diversity committee is to:

  • Promote scientific understanding of issues on multicultural psychology to advance the lives of children and families.
  • Promote and advance educational and training opportunities for SCCAP members identifying from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop and promote initiatives on psychological science and practice to advance the welfare of a diverse society.

Committee priorities:
The Diversity Committee’s current focus is to improve SCCAP’s integration of multiculturalism in the science and practice of clinical child and adolescent psychology, to develop research awards for student and early career members, to increase the leadership pipeline for members who represent diverse groups, and to create opportunities for all members to improve their cultural humility.

Committee Chair:
Omar Gudiño, Ph.D., ABPP

Committee Members

Christopher Gomez, MA

Thania Galvan, PhD

Amy E. West, Ph.D.

Noni K. Gaylord-Harden, Ph.D.

Joyce Lui, Ph.D.

Khiela Holmes, PhD

Arturo Corrales, Psy.D.

Christine (Cho) Laurine, Psy.M.

Lynda L. Gibson, PhD

Lavonna Connell, PsyD

Ana Ugueto, PhD, ABPP

Marilyn Sampilo, PhD

Nuri M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Trista Perez Crawford, PhD

Thomas A. Vance, PhD

Erica D. Musser, PhD

Michelle Vardanian, MA

Erlanger “Earl” Turner, PhD

Learn more about the Leadership Education to Advance Diversity (LEAD) Institute and apply to be a LEAD Fellow.