OEMA Resources and Publications
Ethnicity and Health in America Series
- Ethnicity and Health Resources
OEMA examines the impact of a chronic condition on the health of ethnic populations during Black History Month in February, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May, National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month in September, and National American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November). Includes HIV/AIDS and substance abuse resources, as well as additional articles.
Publications with Ethnic Minority Content
PDF and HTML versions of these documents are free to download, but there is a charge for some print documents. To order print copies, please contact OEMA.
- Annual Report of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA). (free)
Provides a summary of major CEMA efforts during the past year.
- CEMA Issues of Concerns
A semi-annual report that includes the minutes of the most recent meeting of CEMA and various position statements. (free)
- Communiqué News Journal (free)
The semi-annual news journal of APA's Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA). Provides a great overview of current issues and events of interest to psychologists of color.
- Biosketch and Survey for Ethnic Minority Directory and Job Bank (free)
Information provided on this 3-page form is entered into OEMA's database and used to
a) generate the Directory of Ethnic Minority Professionals in Psychology,
b) OEMA Job Bank referrals, and
c) the mailing list for OEMA's semi-annual Communiqué News Journal
- Directory of Ethnic Minority Professionals in Psychology
The directory is an excellent resource for persons interested in reviewing statistical and demographic information on APA's members of color, recruiting psychologists of color, identifying knowledgeable experts on ethnic minority psychological research and/or services, and targeted marketing efforts to psychologists of color. The directory has been requested and used widely by federal government agencies, colleges and universities, mental health and healthcare organizations, and private industries and companies. The directory may be purchased through the APA Order Department at (202) 336-5510. (APA members price: $19.95)
- Directory of Selected Scholarship, Fellowship and Other Financial Aid Opportunities for Women and Ethnic Minorities in Psychology and Related Fields (free)
A searchable database providing a compilation of resources available to women and minorities seeking financial assistance.
For High Schools
- Psychology Education and Careers #1: Guidebook for High School Students of Color (print version: $2.00)
This pamphlet provides advice to high school students who might be interested in pursuing education and careers in psychology. 1998. The first five copies are free.
- The English-Only Movement: Myths, Reality and Implications for Psychology (free)
The scientific literature relevant to the arguments for and against the English-only movement is reviewed, to determine whether the Resolution Against English Only before the Board of Directors and the Council of Representatives of APA was supportable.
- Toward an Inclusive Psychology: Infusing the Introductory Psychology Textbook with Diversity Content (PDF, 2.09 MB) (print version: $5.00)
This booklet is for those publishers, authors and teachers of introductory psychology interested in advancing psychology as an inclusive science. The first copy is free to APA Members.
- Evaluation Report: The 1997 Diversity Project 2000 Summer Institute. (free)
The report describes a model mentoring and professional development project for community college students of color that is jointly funded by OEMA, the Center for Mental Health Services and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The document provides data on the institute's impact on students.
- Psychology Education and Careers #2: Guidebook for College Students of Color (print version: $2.00)
This pamphlet provides advice to college students of color interested in pursuing education and career in psychology. 1998. The first five copies are free.
- Psychology Education and Careers #3: Guidebook for College Students of Color Applying to Graduate and Professional Programs (print version: $2.00)
Describes the process for applying to graduate/professional education in psychology and provides great tips. 1998. The first five copies are free.
- Psychology Education and Careers #4: Resources for Psychology Training Programs Recruiting Students of Color (print version: $2.00)
The APA Commission on Ethic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology. Provides a quick guide to action in support of increased student minority recruitment and retention. 1998. The first five copies are free.
Training in Psychology
- A Portrait of Success & Challenge — Progress Report: 1997 - 2005 (PDF, 1.07 MB) (free)
A comprehensive assessment of the implementation of the APA/CEMRRAT Plan for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training during the period of 1997 through 2005, including descriptions of exemplary activities in support of the plan, and related strategic goals for 2008-2012.
- Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology Task Force (CEMRRAT2) Informational Brochure. (PDF, 428 KB) (free)
This brochure highlights the background and discussions of the CEMRRAT2 vision of future multicultural awareness and competence of an integral part of all aspects of education and training in psychology.
- Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologist. (PDF, 380KB) (envelope price: $2.67)
Approved as APA Policy by the APA Council of Representatives, August 2002. To receive one complimentary copy of the Guidelines please send a self-addressed stamped envelope (9 1/2 X 12 ½) to the Public Interest Directorate.
- Psychology Education and Training From Culture-Specific and Multiracial Perspectives (PDF, 2.40MB) (print version: $6.00)
This booklet illustrates the importance of infusing ethnic/culture-specific perspectives into psychology education by describing the social-historical contexts of major contemporary psychological challenges and strengths of ethnic minority and biracial populations. Related implications for psychological research and practice are identified, and additional information sources are provided.
Recruitment and Retention
- APA/NIGMS Project Report (9/96-12/97)
APA\NIGMS project on "Developing minority biomedical research talent in psychology: A collaborative and systemic approach" (Grant # 1-T36-GM-08640-01). Describes the first-year's activity of this innovative project which involves 15 post secondary institutions (i.e., community colleges, predominately minority 4-year colleges and major research institutions) organized into five Regional Centers of Excellence in the Recruitment, Retention and Training of Ethnic Minority Students in Psychology. (free)
- Diversity Needs of Academic Setting (DiNAS) Manual
This experimental instrument enables postsecondary institutions to identify existing strengths for and barriers to diversity and effective ethnic minority recruitment, retention and training. The manual includes six surveys targeted towards various campus constituencies and requesting statistical, objective and attitudinal data. April 1997. Developed by Diane Adams, PhD, and Victor De La Cancela, PhD, for the APA/NIGMS Project on "Expanding the pipeline." (print version: $5.00)
- Model Strategies for Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention in Higher Education (PDF, 196KB) (free)
This special section consists of all model strategies previously published in the Communiqué from 1995 - 1999. It also consists of the strategies of those three psychology departments that were the awardees of the inaugural 1999 APA Suinn Minority Achievement Award.
- PEMSI Survey Pamplet (PDF, 373KB) (free)
Report of efforts to recruit Ethnic Minority students of color.
- Visions and Transformation: The Final Report of the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment and Retention in Psychology (sold out)
In this report of its findings and efforts, the APA Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training, identifies critical components of individual and institutional behaviors that hinder and promote increased participation of ethnic minorities in psychology. The report contains the APA/CEMRRAT Plan of Action to guide APA's efforts in this area. The document is available online only.
- Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic and Culturally Diverse Populations (free)
The guidelines consist of general principles to help psychologists in their work with ethnic, linguistic and culturally diverse populations. Approved by council in August 1990. These guidelines are also offered in Portuguese and Spanish.
- The English-Only Movement: Myths, Reality and Implications for Psychology
This American Psychologist®reprint is an excellent review of literature on this topic. Also included is the APA Resolution on the English-Only Movement prepared by a panel of experts on English-only legislation. (AP, Feb 1991, Vol. 46, No. 2, 120-130). (free)
- Guidelines for Research in Ethnic Minority Communities. (PDF, 200KB) (print version: $5.00)
Developed by the national ethnic minority psychological associations, this booklet identifies unique challenges of conducting research in ethnic minority communities. The first copy is free to APA Members.
- Presidential Task Force on Enhancing Diversity (PDF, 1MB) (free)
Report on enhancing diversity.
- Job Bank Request Form (free)
The Job Bank Request Form enables employers and businesses to identify a variety of characteristics of desired job candidates or markets, which are used in conducting tailored searches of OEMA's database of information on over 2600 psychologists of color. A fee will be charged for all database searches. If you wish to request mailing labels from an OEMA database search, please contact OEMA for the Job Bank Request Form.