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Integrating Diversity in Training, Supervision, and Practice for Graduate Students

One (1) Home Study Continuing Education Credits (75% score or higher required) 

In this episode, Dr. Lavanya Devdas talks with Ankita Sahu, graduate student in training in a doctoral clinical psychology program. Dr. Lavanya Devdas is currently a mentor to Ankita Sahu, through the mentorship program of the Division on South Asian Americans, Asian American Psychological Association. This episode explores the ongoing inclusion and expansion of various aspects of diversity from the lens of an international graduate student. It is important to address the lived experiences within the unique cultural contexts, and the early socialization experiences that shape the professional roles of a graduate student, supervisee, clinician and researcher. Psychologists can explore open dialogue, transparent communication and the importance of validating multiple communication styles as critical avenues to being authentic to oneself and bringing that authentic self into therapy, supervision and academic settings.


At the end of this podcast, the listener will be able to:

1. List at least three aspects of diversity that are important to address in training, supervision and practice of psychology.
2. Explain the importance of cultural contexts and early socialization in informing the professional roles of graduate students who share multiple identities.
3. Describe the importance of intersecting identities and roles that graduate students wear as part of training in psychology.


The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.