Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity and Multicultural Aging
Pikes Peak Model Professional Geropsychology Reading List (See Diversity Tab)
APA Office on Aging Multicultural Efforts/ Resources for Psychologists and Other Health Providers https://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/multicultural-efforts
APA I am Psyched! for Healthy Aging

Diversity in Long Term Care
Respecting Diversity and Promoting Inclusion in Long-Term Care
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Long Term Care

Cultural Diversity: Long Term Care  and Adult Day Service Centres: Cultural Competency and Diversity Plan

ASA Respecting Differences: Courageous Conversations Webinar

Diverse Elders

Black and African American Elders
ASA Future Proof Podcast: African American Elders, Equality, Equity, Health, Environment, Alzheimer’s & Pandemic

African American Older Adults and Race-Related Stress: How Aging and Health-Care Providers Can Help

Black Life Matters: Anti-Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Combating Anti-Blackness and White Supremacy in organizations: Recommendations for Anti-Racist Actions in Mental Health Care

Hispanic Elders
National Hispanic Council on Aging

Asian and AAPI Elders
National Asian Pacific Center on Aging

Self-Guided Training: Anti-AAPI Racism (Fitzgerald, 2021) https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1I2BZ6JVRTg1DIZvE_tHakJpqNXSb5JWucvrQawO_9lw/
We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate

Infographics and accompanying videos for helping AAPI families talk to children and teens exposed to anti-Asian bullying and harassment

American Indian/Alaska Native/Native American Elders
Racial Disparities and Racist Reactions to COVID-19, Plus Aiming for Equity in the Navajo Nation

Movement Advancement Project LGBTQ Older Adults
National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
Finding an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Long-term Care Community (December 2021; SAGE and Human Rights Campaign Foundation)

Inclusive Services for LGBT Older Adults: A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies (2012) https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/pdfs/Sage_GuidebookFINAL1.pdf
Improving the Lives of Transgender Old Adults: Recommendations for Policy and Practice (2012)

End of Life Planning for Transgender Individuals

Porter, K.E., Brennan-Ing, M., Chang, S.C., Dickey, L.M., Singh, A.A., Bower, K.L., & Witten, T.M. (2016). Providing Competent and Affirming Services for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, Clinical Gerontologist, 39(5), 366-388, DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2016.1203383

Aging and Disability
Senior Resources National Association of the Deaf

The National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division

Aging with Autism

Social Justice
ASA Future Proof Podcast: How to Ally with Older Adults Facing Systemic Discrimination & Marginalization https://youtu.be/ZeIq3wV6Ieo
Zucchero, R. A., Iwasaki, M., Lewis, M. M., Lee, J., Robbins, M. J. (2014). Social justice training within geropsychology: Nontraditional pedagogies to cultivate a competent workforce. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(7), 946-971. doi:10.1177/0011000014540342

General Resources (Not specific to older adults or long term care)
APA Inclusive Language Guidelines (December 2021)

Racism Scale: Where Do You Fall?

Implicit Bias

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh

Decentering Whiteness blog

American Counseling Association blog posts on multiculturalism and diversity

Central Podcast, T. (2020). Podcast: The Trauma of Racism- An Open Dialogue. Retrieved on September 10, 2020, from

Advancing Health Equity: Equity Resources Roadmap

Equity of Care: A Toolkit for Eliminating Health Care Disparities

Reducing Health and Health Care Disparities: Implementation Lessons and Best Practices for Health Care Organization

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking About Race Toolkit

Diversity workshop guide on identity, power, and privilege

Berger, R., Quiros, L., & Benavidez-Hatzis, J. R. (2018). The intersection of identities in supervision for trauma-informed practice: Challenges and strategies. The Clinical Supervisor, 37, 122–141. doi: 10.1080/07325223.2017.1376299

Dunn, R., Callahan, J.L., Farnsworth, J.K., & Watkins, C.E., Jr. (2017). A proposed framework for addressing supervisee-supervisor value conflict, The Clinical Supervisor, 36 (2), 203-222, DOI: 10.1080/07325223.2016.124639

Falender, C. A., Shafranske, E. P., & Falicov, C. J. (2014). Multiculturalism and diversity in clinical supervision: A competency based approach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hook, J.N., Davis, D., Owen, J., & DeBlaere, C. (2017). Cultural humility: Engaging diverse identities in therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association

Hook, J. N., Watkins, C. E., Jr, Davis, D. E., Owen, J., Van Tongeren, D. R., & Ramos, M. J. (2016). Cultural Humility in Psychotherapy Supervision. American journal of psychotherapy, 70(2), 149–166. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2016.70.2.14

Jernigan, M. M., Green, C. E., Helms, J. E., Perez-Gualdron, L., & Henze, K. (2010). An examination of people of color supervision dyads: Racial identity matters as much as race. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 62–73. doi:10.1037/a0018110

Kuo, B. C. H., & Arcuri, A. (2014). Multicultural therapy practicum involving refugees: Description and illustration of a training model. The Counseling Psychologist, 42(7), 1021-1052. doi: 10.1177/0011000013491610

Phillips, J. C., Parent, M. C., Dozier, V. C., & Jackson, P. L. (2017). Depth of discussion of multicultural identities in supervision and supervision outcomes. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 30, 188-210. doi: 10.1080/09515070.2016.1169995

Sehgal, R., Saules, K., Young, A., Grey, M., Gillem, A., Nabors, N., Byrd, M., & Jefferson, S. (2011). Practicing What We Know: Multicultural Counseling Competence Among Clinical Psychology Trainees and Experienced Multicultural Psychologists. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 1-10. doi: 10.1037/a0021667

Additional Self-Education (Books)
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald & Mahzarin Banaji
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
by Resmaa Menaken
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Olli
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibrahim X Kendi

General Resources from Psychiatry
Curated book and film lists on Amazon by Francis Lu, MD, Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis. Amazon Author Page with bio-sketch and book titles https://www.amazon.com/Francis-G.-Lu/e/B003HFAX8E

Please note that from time to time, communications on behalf of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee (DE&I) may include information from other organizations or advocacy groups in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. We believe this information can help spark discussions, further the exchange of ideas and best practices, and ultimately help further PLTC’s purpose, among other goals, to provide advocacy on ethical, regulatory, organization, and public policy issues which impact individuals and professionals in long-term care. It is not intended to support or oppose any partisan political views, beliefs, or ideology.

Updated 2022-09-28 09:47:37