As psychiatrists working in collaboration with medical and surgical colleagues to care for patients, we stand together with our colleagues in unequivocally condemning racism. We regard racism as harmful to both mental and physical health and antithetical to our professional commitment to improving lives. We are therefore committed to opposing racism in all its forms in our policies, practice, education, and research endeavors and to fostering the diversity and inclusiveness of our organization.
ACLP Board of Directors
The Annual Meeting in November 2021 had at least 19 workshops or presentations related to DEI issues. This content is available to those who are registered for the meeting. Click here to access this content.
The Annual Meeting in November 2022 had at least 12 workshops, posters, or presentations related to DEI issues. This content is available to those who are registered for the meeting. Click here to access this content.
The DEI Curriculum Workgroup is composed of representatives from the following committees: the Fellowship Education Subcommittee (Mark Bradley, Kewchang Lee, Adrienne Taylor), the Interdisciplinary Education Subcommittee (Arslaan Arshed, Liliya Gershengoren, Michael Maksimowski), the Medical Student Education Subcommittee (David Kasick), the Residency Education Subcommittee (Anita Chang, Ariadna Forray (workgroup chair), Sarah Slocum, Sanjay Yadav, Mira Zein, and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Subcommittee (Kewchang Lee). As CL psychiatrists we are uniquely poised to serve as role models in addressing racism and discrimination. We serve as advocates for the mental health of our patients across diverse healthcare settings, and we can also serve as agents that recognize and respond to racism and discrimination toward patients, colleagues and trainees in these settings. The DEI Curriculum Workgroup is developing educational materials devoted to racism, bias, and health disparities.
As an illustration of this need, five medical students provide an articulate commentary on race in medical education in the article by Edwin Nieblas-Bedolla, MPH, Briana Christophers, Naomi T. Nkinsi, Paul D. Schumann, and Elizabeth Stein: Changing How Race Is Portrayed in Medical Education: Recommendations from Medical Students published in Academic Medicine in 2020. The article can be accessed here.
The ACLP Interdisciplinary Education Subcommittee provides a curriculum covering the following issues:
The ACLP Residency Education Subcommittee provides a bibliography of background works on race, racism, and education for social justice.
ACLP member Mark Bradley, MD, FACLP, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NY, NY, submitted this extensive bibliography of over 200 references related to DEI. Almost all have weblinks, permitting easy browsing from your institution’s network.
The Resident Education Subcommittee has addressed dealing with microaggressions in a recent addition to their How To Guide series, available here.
The Research Committee produces annotations of articles in the area of DEI on an ongoing basis:
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) have provided important libraries of content related to DEI.
Please see our curated list here.