Our postdoctoral fellowship recognizes the importance of cultural and individual differences and diversity in the training of psychologists, behavior analysts, and researchers. Additionally, we are committed to providing accessible, inclusive care to our patients and their families through a lens of cultural humility. We have a variety of training opportunities and resources available to our postdoctoral fellows at the departmental and institutional (Kennedy Krieger and JHSOM) level to help support this mission.

Department of Behavioral Psychology Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee

The mission of the Behavioral Psychology EDI committee is to guide the department in fostering practices that minimize bias and addressing systemic inequalities by identifying and promoting education, training, and resources to target these core values.  The committee also assists in developing policies to promote EDI across the department by supporting learning opportunities for trainees, staff, and faculty in the Department of Behavioral Psychology. Recent continuing education topics have included:

  • “Crawford Bias Reduction Theory & Training (CBRT): Awareness, investigation, and reduction of bias, prejudice and racism with Dr. Dana Crawford
  • “Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Clinical Practice: Considerations for Working with Black Families” with Dr. Earl Turner
  • “Dis-placia: Vacants in the Village” with Nneka Nnamdi
  • "Working with Immigrant, Refugee and Asylee Clients: Evidence-based and Culturally Humble Interventions" with Dr. Rachel Singer
  • “Hays" ADDRESSING Exercise: Keys to Cultural Humility and Building Bridges” with Dr. Felipa Chavez
  • “Culturally Responsive Care When Addressing the Mental Health Needs of the LatinX Community” with Dr. Daisy Bueno

Additional opportunities for EDI-based learning are included in the Postdoctoral Fellowship Professional Development Seminar and in individual clinic didactics.

Additional Departmental EDI Efforts:

  • We encourage multi-lingual trainees to receive certification within our hospital system to provide therapy in other languages in which they are fluent.
  • We have access to both in-person and telehealth interpreters in a variety of languages to support more inclusive healthcare. Additionally, we have access to translation services for written materials for non-English speaking families.
  • Whenever possible, we assist with transportation efforts for families attending in-person appointments when transportation is a barrier to accessing care.
  • Whenever possible, we assist with providing internet hotspots, devices, and/or telehealth technology support to families attending telehealth appointments when these things are barriers to accessing care.

Kennedy Krieger Institute Office for Health, Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity (O-HEID)

The Office for Health, Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (O-HEID) exists to uphold Kennedy Krieger Institute’s commitment to a culture of health, equity, diversity, and inclusion for everyone we serve. We are dedicated to removing the barriers of social injustice and inequities by promoting health equity and social justice principals through anti-racist programs and policies. In addition, O-HEID educates those who, work, train and receive services at the Institute through culturally relevant, evidence- and equity-based approaches that assure diversity and inclusion. As part of our EDI efforts, Kennedy Krieger supports the annual Room to Grow Conference, a multidisciplinary conference addressing a variety of topics in cultural humility.

Trainees are invited to attend the Affinity Groups offered within the Institute.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity is to provide content expertise and programmatic support to institutional leadership and HR to recruit, promote, retain, and engage those underrepresented in medicine, science, nursing, and healthcare administration so that we can achieve health equity for the most vulnerable populations. A variety of procedural and educational resources for trainees, practitioners, and staff are available through the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity, in addition to providing accessible interpreter services for providers, patients, and their families.