Diversity, Social Justice, and Human Rights Committee

Our Pledge
— We will actively seek to recruit diversity in both membership and leadership.
— We will seek to collaborate with other professions who share our diversity goals.
— We will seek to provide relevant information to support practitioners and our community as a whole via effective diversity training.

As psychologists, we acknowledge the ability and responsibility of our profession to be change agents and to work to ensure the health and well-being of others. As psychologists, we are guided by our heightened awareness of social realities; therefore, we are committed to promoting well-being and to advocating for social change.

We uphold the General Principles found in the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Ethics Code). We affirm our dedication and commitment to both Justice (Principle D) and Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity (Principle E). While the General Principles are aspirational in nature, we are purposeful in our dedication and commitment to fulfill the principles.

As members of the Alaska Psychological Association, we are committed to diversity in all its forms, visible and invisible. We value both fairness and justice and work to ensure unjust practices are not condoned. We are committed to use our power, voice, and time to be inclusive of class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, race, physical or mental disabilities, religion or spiritual belief, geographical location, giving attention to both social and cultural context, oppression, economic power, and social justice.

In closing, our desire is to be thoughtful in each of our decisions with the intent to be respectful and inclusive with our actions.