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The Diversity and Social Justice committee promotes awareness of and advocates for diversity and social justice through all aspects of IPA.

This includes:

  •  identifying and developing diversity initiatives that support the growth of the organization and serve the needs of the public 
  • creating a more welcoming environment for psychologists and other mental healthcare professionals that identify as ethnic minorities, and/or are from marginalized populations 
  • promoting human values of equality and justice
  • decreasing the gap in mental health disparities in the state of Iowa
  • increasing psychologists’ cultural competence via educational opportunities.


From left to right: Joyce Goins, Jennifer Kauder, Mary Schenkenfelder, Noemi Ford, Earl Kilgore


Committee Members


Joyce E. Goins, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Co-Chair, Diversity and Social Justice Committee
Work
Assessment and Counseling Clinic
Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development
The University of Iowa
Education
PhD in Counseling Psychology, The University of Iowa
BS in Psychology, Xavier University of Louisiana



Noemi P. Ford, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Co-Chair, Diversity and Social Justice Committee
IPA Finance Committee
APA Div 39. Psychoanalytic Psychology 
APA Div 45. Culture, Ethnicity, Race
Work
Private Practice in Iowa City
Education
2004 MA, 2011 PsyD. Illinois School of Prof Psychology, Chicago



Jennifer Kauder, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Work
Gersh, Hartson, Payne, Hoffman & Associates in Iowa City.  
Education
PhD in Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa, 2009
MA in Psychology with a Clinical and Applied Emphasis from University of Northern Iowa, 2001
BA in Psychology from Kenyon College, 1997
 

Jennifer’s early experiences with having both physical and hidden disabilities strongly informs her professional work and her commitment to the mission of the DSJ committee.  


Mary Schenkenfelder, MS
Work
Graduate Assistant in Career Exploration Services at ISU
Practicum student at Central Iowa Psychological Services, Network Community Counseling
Education
PhD student in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University
MS in Psychology from Iowa State University, 2017
BA in Psychology from Augustana College, 2014

Earl Kilgore, Psy.D.
Work
Works directly with a number of agencies in Des Moines serving refugees and culturally diverse populations. 
Lobbyist for Broadlawns Medical Center on County, State, and Federal legislation
Education
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Baylor University
Undergrad at University of Missouri - Columbia

Earl is a native of St. Louis, MO inner-city.  He is married with three kids, and has been interested in prejudice and diversity since early childhood.




Diversity and Social Justice Resources 
Federal, State, and Local

Resources for Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups

Nationally

APA Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnicity, Race and Culture

APA Division 52, International Psychology

In Iowa

Iowa Asian Alliance

Chinese Association of Iowa

Filipino-American Association of Iowa

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival

Latinos Unidos of Iowa

Locally

Chabad of Ames


Gender and Sexuality Resources

Nationally

APA Division 44, Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT issues

APA Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women

APA Division 51, Men and Masculanity

In Iowa

Comprehensive list of Iowa LGBT resources 

Locally

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and Questioning Clinic in Iowa City

First Friday Breakfast Club (for GLBT men) Resources - Central Iowa

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center - Des Moines


Immigration/Refugee Resources

Nationally

APA advocacy for immigration

In Iowa

Iowa Department of Human Services refugee services

Iowa Department of Human Rights Immigration Services providers and resources

Locally

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants


Criminal Justice Resources

APA advocacy for criminal justice

Socioeconomic Status Resources

APA advocacy for socioeconomic status

Civil Rights Resources

APA advocacy for civil rights

Disability Resources

APA Division 33, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites
 

Social Justice Resources

Nationally

APA division 9, Society for the Psyhcological Studies of Social Issues

In Iowa

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Local

University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

BUILD ACT Social Justice at University of Iowa

Iowa City Governmental Initiatives



Conferences, etc.

National Coalition Building Institute
https://diversity.uiowa.edu/programs/national-coalition-building-institute

APA National Multicultural conference and summit
http://www.apa.org/about/division/officers/dialogue/2015/05/multicultural-conference.aspx

Psychology and the Other
http://www.psychologyandtheother.com/


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