01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T
Democracy Lane (10340 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA) 203B
Section Information for Fall 2021
We live in a diverse society in an increasingly interconnected world. As clinical psychologists at the beginning of your training, you have the opportunity to set a trajectory to engage in that landscape thoughtfully, ethically, intentionally, and in a way that promotes justice. This class will equip students with the foundational knowledge, awareness and skills to navigate that trajectory through your training and beyond. Beginning this process thoughtfully includes awareness of the influence of history: Both our own histories and the history of the field are important context. The class will build awareness of the ways in which social identity influences our perceptions and interactions, including all of our roles as psychologists, and the ways in which the field has both perpetuated oppression and interrupted injustice in its distant and recent history. Students will complete the semester with concrete plans to grow their capacity to engage with our diverse society thoughtfully and intentionally.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.
Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.