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Connecticut Psychological Association, Ethnic Diversity Task Force - Scholarship and Mentoring Opportunity for Ethnic Minority Students

Student Application and Registration

There is a crisis in the ethnic minority community in Connecticut.  There is a shortage of mental health providers of color, especially psychologists to serve the increasing ethnic minority population.  It is critical that the unique needs of clients from various ethnicities and cultures be addressed by ensuring future mental health providers who are culturally competent.

It is important that students of color who are interested in entering the mental health field are recruited, mentored and retained in the field of psychology. The Ethnic Diversity Task Force Scholarship is an opportunity for students of color to be inspired by being exposed to psychologists with various expertise and backgrounds.

EDTF of the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA) was formed in January 2001.  EDTF is a group of ethnically and racially diverse professionals and students who promote and advocate for culturally competent services and mental health in communities of color, and support the recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse students and professionals in the field of psychology through networking and mentorship.

November 2010 marks the ninth annual mentoring opportunity for high school students, undergraduate and graduate psychology students of color in Connecticut.  Once again, the EDTF will provide scholarships to student applicants on a first come first serve basis.  Student registrants will benefit by being:

* Eligible to attend the CPA Convention on November 18, 201 which includes participating in conference sessions, attending Awards Ceremony Luncheon and Social at the conclusion of the convention.
* Entitled to a one-year student CPA membership (upon completion of membership application) includes subscriptions to the CPA Newsletter and E-Newsletter.
* Able to participate in mentoring and networking activities throughout the year.

 As a student of color, you may apply for a scholarship and register for the November 18, 2011.

Scholarship application may be found by clicking here.