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Diversity Statement

The MU SCS Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology embraces the diversity of our student body, interns, staff, and training activities. The diverse staff at MU SCS values multicultural exploration and social justice. MU SCS is committed to outreach and developing strong connections with marginalized groups on campus. As a training site we are dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for interns to explore intersecting identities and how they impact clinical work. Appreciation of a broad range of diversity is infused throughout training, and it is a strong part of our mission as well as the mission of the university.

Students

  • Miami University is located in the Midwest and has a student population that is predominately White. Ethnically diverse students make up approximately 13% of the student population. Active efforts to increase diversity within the student body are ongoing. 
  • MU SCS sees a larger proportion of diverse students than is represented in the general student population. We serve students with diverse identities, including: LGBTQIA+, African American, Asian American, Latino/a, Native American, Appalachian, international, socioeconomic, spiritual/religious, first generation college, invisible and visible disabilities, veterans, and non-traditional students. 

Interns/Training

  • We have a firm commitment to provide excellence in multicultural training; mentoring interns in developing a complex understanding of their own intersecting identities, competence in multicultural theory and skills, programming that contributes to a campus community that embraces and affirms diversity, and professional practice that reflects these values.
  • Our interns are valued for their diverse and complex identities which enhance the vibrancy of our center.
  • Interns who fit well at our center are those who emphasize socio-cultural exploration and are committed to social justice.
  • Our site trains interns to become ethically and culturally sensitive psychologists who value life-long growth and learning. 
  • There are many levels at which interns may become involved in diversity work, from outreach and consultation to direct clinical service. 

MU SCS Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology embraces the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs'  Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity. 

Miami University’s statement on Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment: Miami University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. Miami shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.