Equity Training Team

Equity Team Vision Statement:

All MPSI fac­ul­ty, staff, and stu­dents will mind­ful­ly engage in cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive inter­ac­tions, inter­ven­tions, and research prac­tices in all the work we do and the ser­vices we provide.

Equity Team Mission Statement:

The Pur­pose of the MPSI Equi­ty Com­mit­tee is to encour­age all MPSI fac­ul­ty, staff, and stu­dents to (1) engage in ongo­ing deep reflec­tion about equi­ty and diver­si­ty, (2) seek out new inter­ac­tive and immer­sive expe­ri­ences to con­tin­u­al­ly learn more about their own beliefs and bias­es, struc­tur­al inequal­i­ties, and oth­er cul­tures and iden­ti­ties; and (3) advo­cate to reduce social inequities through prac­tice, research, and service.

MPSI is Commited to Mindful Engagement

The Equi­ty Train­ing Team will set expec­ta­tions for all team mem­bers to meet regard­ing equi­ty train­ing and expe­ri­ences. Addi­tion­al­ly, they will plan annu­al and ongo­ing train­ings for all MPSI fac­ul­ty, staff, and stu­dents and make them aware of oth­er train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties offered on cam­pus and in the community.

Members of the Committee:

  • Kei­th Her­man, Co-Direc­tor of MPSI, Cura­tors’ Dis­tin­guished Pro­fes­sor, Edu­ca­tion­al, School, and Coun­sel­ing Psychology
  • Wendy Reinke, Co-Direc­tor of MPSI, Asso­ciate Vice Chan­cel­lor for Research Pro­fes­sor, Edu­ca­tion­al, School, and Coun­sel­ing Psychology
  • Aaron Thomp­son, Asso­ciate Direc­tor of MPSI, Direc­tor and Asso­ciate pro­fes­sor, School of Social Work
  • David Aguayo, Senior Research Asso­ciate, MPSI
  • Christa Copeland, Senior Research Asso­ciate, MPSI
  • Tanya Weigand, Grad­u­ate Research Assis­tant, MPSI
  • Ming­ming Huang, Grad­u­ate Research Assis­tant, MPSI

Work In Progress:

  • Devel­op Equi­ty Award(s) for MPSI stu­dents, fac­ul­ties, and researchers who are active­ly engaged in prac­tice, ser­vice, and research that pro­mote equity
  • Devel­op an equi­ty goal set­ting form that the entire team will use to set indi­vid­ual equi­ty-relat­ed goals and reflect through­out each semester
  • Chyn­na McCall is devel­op­ing the MPSI annu­al manda­to­ry equi­ty train­ing that will be uti­lized by MPSI and FACE
  • Build com­mu­ni­ty and cre­ate safe spaces for con­ver­sa­tions relat­ing to equi­ty through small groups and/or bud­dy systems

MPSI Stand Unified for Equity