DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION
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 all 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.
Professional Organization Statements
- Statement by the American Counseling Association:
- Statement by the American Psychological Association President:
- Statement of the American Psychiatric Association:
- Statement of the National Association of Social Workers:
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
Professional Practice Guidelines
American Psychological Association
Public Interest guidelines and standards provide psychologists with the rationale and guidance for advancing multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice in psychological education, research, practice.
- APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice for People with Low-Income and Economic Marginalization
Up for review in approximately 2029.
- APA Guidelines on Race and Ethnicity in Psychology
Up for review in approximately 2029.
- Assessment of and intervention with persons with disabilities . Up for review in approximately 2021.
- Evaluation of dementia and age-related cognitive change (PDF, 488KB) . Up for review in approximately 2021.
- *Multicultural guidelines: An ecological approach to context, identity, and intersectionality, 2017.
- *Psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients. Up for review in approximately 2021.
- *Psychological practice with older adults. Up for review in approximately 2023.
- Transgender and gender nonconforming people (PDF, 617KB). Up for review in approximately 2022.
- APA guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men (PDF, 443KB) . Up for review in approximately 2028.
- APA guidelines for psychological practice with girls and women (PDF, 496MB) . Up for review in approximately 2028.
Education & Action Resources
- Anti-Racism & Racism Psychology, Psychiatry, Counseling, Psychotherapy & Supervision:
- Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma (article):
Statement by Barack Obama:
- Racial Justice Resources for MFTs: https://www.aamft.org/Press_Info/racial_resources_resources_for_mfts.aspx?WebsiteKey=8e8c9bd6-0b71-4cd1-a5ab-013b5f855b01
- The AAMFT Queer and Trans Resources: https://networks.aamft.org/
- Systemic Racism and the Asian American Community: https://blog.aamft.org/social-responsibility/
- The Psychology of Rioting (article):
- Role of Racial Profiling (article):
- APA condemns police brutality (article):
- 75 Things White People Can Do (article):
- If You Want to Learn About Anti-Racism, These 10 Books Are a Start:
Working with Children/Youth
- How to talk to kids about race (article):