Committee Reports

Diversity Committee Report

Division 49 Diversity Committee

Chair: Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.

Person Submitting Report: Jeanne Steffen

Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.
Jeanne Steffen, Ph.D.

Members of Committee:

Eric Chen

Maria Riva

Cheri Marmarosh

Joe Miles

Lee Gillis

Brittany White

Joel Miller

Jennilee Fuertes


Brief Summary of Activities Undertaken:

Our activities since the January 2015 report have included:

The Diversity committee reviewed candidates for the 2015 Diversity Award and selected Dr. Chun-Chung Choi for this year’s award. Dr. Choi is receiving the award from the division at the 2015 APA conference in Toronto.

We also focused on getting our student members more involved in diversity programming and worked together to put together a proposal for the 2015 APA Conference in Toronto. Our program, entitled Multicultural Skill Development in Group Psychotherapy, was selected by the program committee. Three students are co-presenting along with Eric Chen, Jeanne Steffen, and Joe Miles.

Items Needing to be Discussed:

Recruiting new members to the committee for 2016; identifying goals for 2016

Items Needing Action:

None currently.

Recommendations, if any:

None currently.