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

Diverse Elders
Caring for Those Who Care: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Family Caregivers

Black and African American Elders

The E4 center Winter 2024 Newsletter titled “Dementia Caregiving in Black/African American Communities.” The highlighted studies advance what is known about the caregiving experience in African American families and illuminate important consideration for culturally informed interventions and supports. You can access this newsletter here.

Additionally, you can review the following webinars for valuable information intended to improve the quality-of-care Black older adults receive:

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

Caceres, B. A., Travers, J., Primiano, J. E., Luscombe, R. E., & Dorsen, C. (2020). Provider and LGBT individuals’ perspectives on LGBT issues in long-term care: A systematic review. The Gerontologist, 60(3), e169-e183. Here

Clements-Nolle, K., Marx, R., Guzman, R., & Katz, M. (2001). HIV prevalence, risk behaviors, health care use, and mental health status of transgender persons: implications for public health intervention. American journal of public health, 91(6), 915. Here

DeLamater, J., & Koepsel, E. (2017). Relationships and sexual expression in later life: A biopsychosocial perspective. In Sexuality & Ageing (pp. 49-71). Routledge.

Dickson, L., Bunting, S., Nanna, A., Taylor, M., Spencer, M., & Hein, L. (2022). Older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer adults’ experiences with discrimination and impacts on expectations for long-term care: Results of a survey in the Southern United States. Journal of applied gerontology, 41(3), 650-660.

Emlet, C. A., Harris, L., Furlotte, C., Brennan, D. J., & Pierpaoli, C. M. (2017). ‘I'm happy in my life now, I'm a positive person’: approaches to successful ageing in older adults living with HIV in Ontario, Canada. Ageing & society, 37(10), 2128-2151.

Fabbre, V. D. (2015). Gender transitions in later life: A queer perspective on successful aging. The Gerontologist, 55(1), 144-153. Here

Fabbre, V. D. (2014). Gender transitions in later life: The significance of time in queer aging. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 57(2-4), 161-175. Here

Fredriksen-Goldsen, K. I., Kim, H. J., Barkan, S. E., Muraco, A., & Hoy-Ellis, C. P. (2013). Health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual older adults: Results from a population-based study. American journal of public health, 103(10), 1802-1809. Here

Furlotte, C., Gladstone, J. W., Cosby, R. F., & Fitzgerald, K. A. (2016). “Could we hold hands?” Older lesbian and gay couples’ perceptions of long-term care homes and home care. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 35(4), 432-446. Here

Goldblum, P., Testa, R. J., Pflum, S., Hendricks, M. L., Bradford, J., & Bongar, B. (2012). The relationship between gender-based victimization and suicide attempts in transgender people. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(5), 468. Here

Grant, J. M., Mottet, L. A., Tanis, J. J., & Min, D. (2011). Transgender discrimination survey. National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Washington, DC, USA, 1(1), 2-7. Here

Jacobson, J. (2017). LGBT older adults in long-term care. AJN The American Journal of Nursing, 117(8), 18-20. Here

Kortes-Miller, K., Boulé, J., Wilson, K., & Stinchcombe, A. (2018). Dying in long-term care: Perspectives from sexual and gender minority older adults about their fears and hopes for end of life. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 14(2-3), 209-224. Here

McKay, T., Tran, N. M., Barbee, H., & Min, J. K. (2023). Association of affirming care with chronic disease and preventive care outcomes among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer older adults. American journal of preventive medicine, 64(3), 305-314. Here

Schwinn, S. V., & Dinkel, S. A. (2015). Changing the Culture of Long-Term Care: Combating Heterosexism. Online journal of issues in nursing, 20(2).

Witten, T. M., & Eyler, A. E. (Eds.). (2012). Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender aging: Challenges in research, practice, and policy. JHU Press.

Aging and Disability
Senior Resources National Association of the Deaf

The National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division

Aging with Autism

Social Justice, Law and Elder Rights

The National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER) is a new national resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults. They provide webinars, trainings, written materials, and case consultations. NCLER was created by Justice in Aging under contract with the Administration on Community Living’s (ACL) Administration on Aging, and its website is https://ncler.acl.gov.

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

DE&I in Research
The JARS-REC APA Style Homepage: https://apastyle.apa.org/jars/race-ethnicity-culture
JARS-REC Executive Summary: https://apastyle.apa.org/jars/race-ethnicity-culture-executive-summary
JARS-REC Table: https://apastyle.apa.org/jars/rec-table-1.pdf

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

Psych Central Podcast: The Trauma of Racism: An Open Dialogue

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

McKinsey & Company Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lighthouses

Psychologists of Color ® Facebook Group

Ackerman-Barger, K. (2016). Addressing microaggressions in health care settings: A toolkit for action.

American Psychological Association. (2022). Bystander Intervention Tip Sheet.

Paul-Emile, K., Smith, A. K., Lo, B., & Fernández, A. (2016). Dealing with Racist Patients. The New England Journal of Medicine.

Sue, D. W., et al. (2019). Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, White allies, and bystanders. American Psychologist.

Sue, D. W. (2021). Microintervention Toolkit: Individual actions and best practices to disarm and neutralize microaggressions.


Allen, J. (2007). A multicultural assessment supervision model to guide research and practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(3), 248.

Arczynski, A. V., & Morrow, S. L. (2017). The complexities of power in feminist multicultural psychotherapy supervision. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64(2), 192.

Berger, R., & Quiros, L. (2014). Supervision for trauma-informed practice. Traumatology, 20(4), 296.

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

Jendrusina, A. A., & Martinez, J. H. (2019). Hello from the other side: Student of color perspectives in supervision. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 13(3), 160.

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

Knight, C. (2020). Trauma-informed supervision: Historical antecedents, current practice, and future directions. In Trauma-Informed Supervision (pp. 7-37). Routledge.

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
Microintervention Strategies by Derald Sue, Cassandra Calle, Narolyn Mendez, Sarah Alsaidi, and Elizabeth Glaeser
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 2024-04-22 10:54:31