Focus on Diversity in Training, Practice, and Research

The Clinical Psychology program at St. John’s University is dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty. We value our individual members for their unique qualities. And, we think that diversity (including but not limited to issues of gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, and religion) enriches all aspects of our program - training, practice, and research.

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Diversity training is infused throughout our curriculum, from classes to practicum experiences to research. Students undergo training in the most culturally diverse county in the United States - Queens, NY. In addition to the practica experiences obtained at our Center for Psychological Services located in Flushing, Queens, students also complete two years of formal clinical externship training in hospitals, medical centers, and other treatment facilities; thereby providing services to multi-ethnic populations in the greater metropolitan area. Students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop clinical and research skills working with multicultural populations.

Students at St. John's benefit in both the classroom and our community-based training clinic from some of the leading researchers, scholars, and practitioners on issues of diversity in psychology and psychological practice. Among these is Beverly Greene, the 2015 recipient of the Henry Tomes Award for Distinguished Senior Career Contributions to the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology.

The faculty and student body represent a commitment to supporting a multicultural and diverse community. The clinical program is proud to be connected to the larger mission of St. John’s University and its core values. 

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