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Department of Psychology WSU Psychology Clinic

Diversity Statement

The students, faculty, and staff of Washington State University Psychology Clinic are committed to the continued development of awareness and appreciation for individual differences within our community. We value diversity among our students, faculty, and clients.

It is our intention that the Psychology Clinic be an emotionally safe and respectful environment for all community members. The Psychology Clinic honors diversity and adheres to the highest ethical standards for practicing multicultural competence.

To this end, we strive to provide quality services that are sensitive to client diversity of all kinds. Age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic background, ability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and other defining/minority statuses are respected and incorporated into treatment in accordance to each client’s personal preferences and needs.

“…if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
—John F. Kennedy

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
—Maya Angelou

“Even differences prove helpful, where there are tolerance, charity, and truth.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.