Monday, October 28, 2013

Become a Member of Div. 12, Section VI

Pay your dues and/or gift to Div. 12, Section VI at :

$5 student/postdoc $15 regular/professional
**Join today, new paid members get the new Div. 12, Section VI resource directory of U.S. internship sites with a focus on diversity.
Commit to diversity in clinical psychology science and practice with Division 12, Section VI,
Pay it forward with a gift of dues or donation for awards today.

My name is Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble of the Georgetown University Medical Center and I am your current President for APA Division 12 Section 6, the Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities.  Our incoming President for 2014 is Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez of Utah State University.  I am writing today to ask for your help with our annual new membership and membership renewal process. For those of you who have joined us in the past, I hope that you will consider maintaining your membership with the section.  For any persons new to our organization, I hope that you will consider joining us this year.

We believe that we have a great deal to offer our members including an annual slate of exciting programming at the APA Convention, a student convention travel award and awards for mentoring and research.  You can learn more about us, or just refresh your memory at our blog at:

This year, we are offering a wonderful new incentive to paid members, a directory of U.S. internship sites with a focus on issues of diversity compiled by our wonderful current Secretary Dr. Vincenzo Teran. We hope that you will consider joining to take immediate advantage of this and other benefits of the section.    Please visit

to submit your renewal or to join. We hope that you will consider what we have to offer in the section and decide to join us as we grow into 2014.  We would love to have the benefit of your enthusiasm and expertise and we very much look forward to working with you.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
2013 President, APA Division 12 Section 6

Dr. Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez
2014 President, APA Division 12 Section 6

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology: Smith College

Please see the announcement below:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Smith College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in psychology beginning July 1, 2014. Under the supervision of Patricia Marten DiBartolo, Ph.D., this postdoctoral fellowship offers a combined teaching and research position at a selective liberal arts college. The candidate will conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Dr. DiBartolo’s research programs in perfectionism and anxiety, especially in youth, as well as learning outcomes assessment within classes and for our undergraduate psychology majors. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per year, to include contributions to the department’s research methods course and a course within the candidate’s area of expertise that complements the offerings in our department. A Ph.D. in clinical psychology is strongly preferred, although other related areas of specialization (e.g., counseling; social work; applied developmental) may be considered. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. A commitment to undergraduate research is essential. Our psychology and related faculty have expertise across a wide range of clinically relevant topics, including autism spectrum disorders, risky alcohol behaviors, health psychology, positive psychology, hoarding and obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, transitions following divorce and many others. In addition, the Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as collegial opportunities for teaching and research. Submit your application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, a statement identifying how your own programmatic research converges with Dr. DiBartolo’s scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2013. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Invitation for underrepre​sented students applying to Clinical Psychology PhD program

Dear students, We would like to invite those of you from underrepresented backgrounds to attend the following event if you are applying or are interested in applying to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology. Please pass this information along to anyone that may be interested. Event: The Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) participates in a networking event every year with the purpose of recruiting students from underrepresented populations for Graduate Clinical Psychology programs. The event is usually a poster presentation where those interested in getting into a Clinical Psychology PhD program get to meet and network with directors of these programs, as well as present some of their research, share their CV with the directors and have an opportunity to attend some relevant workshops about graduate school in Clinical Psychology. The next meeting will be on January 18th, 2014 at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans. Interested students should fill out an online application to attend the event, and those accepted will get notified on a rolling basis. (Unfortunately, the CUDCP doesn't have funding to pay for students' lodging or travel, but in the past students' institutions, mentors, or programs like McNair usually try to help with the cost.) I am attaching the event flyer to this email, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward it to any other students who you think might benefit from knowing about this opportunity. Also, if you have any contacts that you would prefer we email this directly to, please let us know about that as well. Here's the link to the application Thanks and please feel free to send any questions my way! Best, Luz M. Garcini, MS SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology San Diego, CA, 92130

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Call for Applicants via Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars online application system for the 2013-2014 cycle is now live and may be accessed by visiting the following link:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for research and leadership to address the multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. The program is based on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange across disciplines and sectors. Its goal is to improve health by training scholars to:
investigate the connections among biological, genetic, behavioral, environmental, economic, and social determinants of health; and
develop, evaluate and disseminate knowledge, interventions, and policies that integrate and act on these determinants to improve health.

The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems, and the range of solutions to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.

For the current PDF version of the RWJF Health & Society Scholars Call for Applications, please visit the following link: RWJF Health & Society Scholars 2013-2014 Call for Applications.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Position Announcement

Position Announcement: 

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology COUNSELING psychology PROGRAM


The Counseling Psychology Program at Teachers College, a scientist-practitioner training program with an emphasis on multiculturalism and social justice, is recruiting to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position. In particular, we are seeking candidates with expertise in the area of psychological assessment. A successful applicant for this position will have a record of productive research that complements and extends the scholarly diversity of the program, as well as a demonstrated ability to teach and advise effectively at the graduate level.

Responsibilities: Develop a program of research; teach graduate-level courses; advise doctoral and masters students; and supervise research and clinical placement of doctoral and masters students.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in counseling psychology; professionally licensed or license-eligible in the State of New York; evidence of research productivity and potential for extramural funding; and commitment to teaching excellence.

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track.

Please send electronic copies of 1) your CV, 2) a letter of intent, 3) a statement of research and teaching interests, and 4) up to three representative publications to the following two addresses:

To: Laura Smith, Search Committee Chair

Cc: Enrika Davis, Department Administrator

Call for research applicants via Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Call for research applicants via Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation 

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation is accepting applications to support behavioral or psychological research in the United States or Canada.
Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 to support research on interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. The fund will also consider studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems. Projects must focus on the United States or Canada or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other countries.

To be eligible, applicants must be faculty members of accredited colleges or universities or individuals affiliated with accredited human service organizations that are considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the principal investigator must have earned a doctorate in a relevant discipline and have relevant experience.

See the Fahs-Beck Fund Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 APA Convention Programming from Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities

We are looking forward to attending APA this year. Our section will be hosting several symposia, posters, and presentations. We have provided a list of programs conducted by the section and our individual members.
See you in Honolulu!

 Community Engagement for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research with Diverse Populations

July 31 From 8:00 A.M. To 9:50 A.M. Covention Center Room 313a

Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Ph.D.  (President Division 12 Section 6/ Georgetown University Medical Center); “Community Engaged Research with African American Youth and Families: An Update from the Field"(APA member)

Eduardo A. Lugo-Hernández, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor/ Universidad del Este, Puerto Rico) Engaging Children as Research Partners to Improve Mental Health Outcomes”  (Division 45, APA Member)

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH (Assistant Professor and Director, NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, NYU School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Population Health); Conducting Community-engaged Health Disparities Research in Asian American Populations”

Discussant: Blanca Ortíz, Ph.D. (University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus) and Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D. (Past President Division 12 Section 6/UCLA);

Beyond Reason: Operationalizing Culture and Spirituality in the Age of EBTs 

August 1st From  9 to  9:50 AM

Spirituality, Religion and Treatment Engagement for Depressed African American Youth
Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Ph.D.  

Eating Disorders In Diverse Populations: Challenges And Culturally Specific Adaptations 

August 3rd From 11:00 A.M. To 11:50 A.M. Convention Room Center 312

Janet D. Latner, Ph.D. (Associate Professor / University of Hawaii at Manoa) (APA member) “Behavioral weight-loss treatment based in the diverse community of Hawaii: Long-term maintenance of weight loss, physiological, and psychological outcomes”.

Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor/Division 12 Section 6 member/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/NIMH K-23 Grant awardee) “Eating Disorders in Latino Population: A Community Based Approach”

Lauren K. Richards, M.A. (Doctoral student and NIMH Research grant awardee/Boston University, Boston Massachusetts) (APA student member) “Binge Eating in the Weight Management Population: Ethnic/Cultural Differences, Correlates and Predictors of Treatment Retention and Outcome”

 Navigating the Academy: A Conversation Hour for Women of Color Trainees and Professionals

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
Room Location:TBA (SPW/AWP Suite)
Thurs, Aug. 1/3:00PM - 3:50PM
Hosted by; Division 12 Section Members, Cendrine Robinson and Jennifer Hsia


Comparing Stress Symptoms in Farmers and Ranchers Across Three Studies
Division/Group: 27
Building: Convention Center
Room Description: Kamehameha Exhibit Hall
Room Location: Level 1
Day/Time: Fri, Aug. 2/1:00PM - 1:50PM

 Poster Session
Title: Comparing Cultural Values and its Potential Effects on Rural Nonfarm, Rural Farm, and Urban College Students
Division/Group: APA MFP Social Hour
Building: Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort
Room Location: Coral Ballroom 1
Fri, Aug. 2/6:00PM - 7:50PM