One of the biggest problems with psychology, as with most academic fields, is that it is all too often that the voices of white, cisgender, English-speaking males are the only ones being heard. In psychology, this is a systemic problem: our inability to acknowledge that many of our cherished theories were actually stolen from women and POC; psychologists who try to call attention to the disparity that exists between “middle America” and underprivileged, under-served populations; intentional and unintentional ethnocentrism in our diagnostic manuals and clinical methods; and disproportionate focus on psychological issues which affect white men.
This assignment involves amplifying under-heard voices by writing three brief profiles of POC/Latinx/LGBTQI psychologists or psychological organizations which specialize in the issues which affect individuals from those groups.
Here are the requirements, and the points attached to each:
Three brief profiles, which include names, credentials (where they went to school), their professional focus, and ways in which their status as POC/Latinx/LGBTQI influenced their work (5 Points)
[for an organization, replace the above with a history of their founding, their mission, and methods they use as part of their outreach]
A description of any push-back they received from the establishment, from being ignored to being denied opportunities, to outright persecution (5 Points)
At least one of the profiles focuses on LGBTQI psychology or is about a psychologist who is LGBTQI (5 Points)
At least one of the profiles focuses on a Latinx/POC psychologist, whose focus is issues which affect those communities (5 Points)
One of the profiles MAY focus on an organization whose mission is to serve LGBTQI/POC/Latinx communities, and whose staff are primarily members of the communities they serve
Include links to sources, more information, and websites associated with the people/organizations you profile
Clearly organized, no egregious spelling or grammatical errors