NPI strives to cultivate respect within our community for people of all abilities, ages, countries of origin, ethnicities, genders, gender expressions, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

NPI stands alongside our Black colleagues, clients and community members.  We stand with Indigenous colleagues, clients and community members.  We stand with other People of Color (Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, Latinx, and others) in our professions and our communities. 

We recognize that the intersection of race, gender, class and and other social locations and identities complicate and compound oppression in its many forms.

We face a national moment of reckoning as acts of violence against various communities play out on the national news.  This moment invites all therapists, and especially White therapists, to continue the work of understanding our own biases and complicity in systems of oppression.

In this way, we can be a refuge in the office and in our daily lives, while also working toward dismantling all forms of oppression. We are also being called upon to do our part in listening to, and raising up the voices of, those who have been fighting for equity in our systems of power for far too long.”

NPI welcomes and encourages ongoing discussion and feedback on how we can do this work most effectively. May all beings be free of suffering. ~ NPI Social Justice Committee.



Public Interest guidelines and standards provide psychologists with the rationale and guidance for advancing multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice in psychological education, research, practice.

*Developed by APA’s Public Interest Directorate to aid psychologists in their practice with special populations

The first link is a list of racial justice resources for MFTs, the second is a blog post that is found in the third link (which is a collection of blog posts by AAMFT related to social responsibility). The second link is the AAMFTs statement regarding the responsibility of MFTs to counter racism.

The AAMFT also has a Queer and Trans Advocacy Network–they provide a list of resources (mostly books or online courses) here:
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