Welcome to the Diversity Section!

The Diversity Chair is Dr. Tristan Buzzini.

Past Diversity Events:

6/12/22: SVPA in Sacramento PRIDE March

9/21/21: Colleague Advocacy in Action: Info Session on "Tristan's Act"

7/12/21: Movie Screening of 13th

6/14/21: Movie Screening of De Colores

5/24/21: Movie Screening of People Like Us: Social Class in America

3/23/21: Diversity Mixer

2/6/21: Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community Using Affirmative Therapy

11/14/20: Overview of Racial Microaggressions for Clinicians and Students

11/5/20: Safe Black Space Virtual Community Healing Circle for SVPA

10/21/20: Understanding Whiteness and White Supremacy in Ourselves and Our Work

10/2/20: Therapist of Color Mixer

7/16/20: Movie Screening of Race: The Power of an Illusion, Ep. 3, "The House We Live In"

7/19/19: Therapist of Color Mixer

6/9/19: SVPA in Sacramento Pride March

6/7/19: LGBTQ+ Therapist Mixer

6/1/19: Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community Using Affirmative Therapy

5/18/19: Cultural Respect and Humility: Working with Asian Americans

11/9/18: Therapists of Color Mixer

8/7/18: How to Become a LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapist

6/12/18: Providing Compassionate, Effective, Collaborative Gender Transition Support Services for Adults

6/10/18: SVPA in Sacramento Pride Parade

6/8/18: LGBTQ+ Therapist Mixer

4/10/18: Empowering Women by Targeting Oppressive Factors

6/13/17: Power, Privilege, and Oppression in a Psychological Context

6/3/17: SVPA in Sacramento Pride Parade

5/17/17: Psychologists' Role in Immigration

4/12/17: Cultivating Empowerment: Preventing Suicide in the LGBQ Community Using Affirmative Therapy

3/14/17: Exploration of Suicidal Risk Among the Transgender Population

3/3/17: Multicultural and Diversity Interest Group Mixer

5/20/14: Taking Ethical Responsibility: Addressing Multicultural Ruptures

Getting Involved and Connected

SVPA Multicultural & Diversity FB Group

Association for Black Psychologists

Asian American Psychological Association

National Latina/o Psychological Association

California Latinx Psychological Association

African American Mental Health Providers


Resources for Cultural Healing:

Link to the Cultural Trauma and Healing Tool Kit

Psychology for Radical Healing Syllabus

Resources for Anti-Racism:

CPA Anti-Racism Action Steps

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Working document for Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources

A Guide to Allyship

Take Action Against Anti-Blackness

Systematic Racism:

A Video Explanation for Children

COVID-19 and Racism:

At the Heart of the Matter: Unmasking the Invisibility of COVID-19 in Diverse Populations

Harassment & Hate Toward Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders during COVID-19

AAPI Resources:

Youth Help Network (YHN) provides peer support; mental health referrals; and resources for well-being for youth 16-25 years old in Sacramento County. Call or text: 916-860-9819

California Specific:  https://apicaucus.legislature.ca.gov/community-resources

NAMI CA: https://namica.org/resources/asian-pacific-islander-resources/

Data Blog on AAPI research and resources: https://aapidata.com/

My Sister's House for AAPI women and children exposed to DV and sexual assault, etc.: http://www.my-sisters-house.org/

Written Testimony from the Asian American Psychological Association for the congressional hearing on "Discrimination and Violence Against Asian Americans"

Statement of APA President on the Atlanta-area spa shootings

Anti-Asian Violence Resource List

List of Action Items and Resources to address racism in the pandemic toward AAPI (Via Division 17 listserv)


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