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≪Organizer Abstract≫
Since the 1954 historic Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, U.S. educational institutions and organizations have struggled to meet societal aspiration to increase appreciation for ethnic/racial diversity. Various strategies to enhance commitment to ethnic/racial diversity competency have been observed in the U.S. educational system, clinical and counseling psychology training programs, and organizational missions and actions. Examples of such efforts will be discussed using undergraduate (Macalester College), graduate (National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology), and organizational (American Psychological Association) models. Creating linkages with unique strengths and obstacles that ethnic/racial minority individuals face at each of the three interfaces will also be discussed. Additionally, ways to foster engaged dialogues about prejudice, discrimination, and racism facing ethnic/racial minorities will be presented. Prominent racially diverse Japanese and American psychologists in leadership positions of these organizations will provide such overviews.
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