EDI Statement

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AJP and EDI Statement

March 31, 2024

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI), as a central framework for psychology, is one of the most critical components of the work that we do, both inside  and outside of APA.  As the  Association of Jewish Psychologists, we fully endorse EDI, with the inclusion of Jewish voices, experience, and an acknowledgement of antisemitism, and believe that diverse communities, inclusive of the breadth of their systems of education, health, and mental health, enrich us all.  We deeply believe that equitable relationships are the most important kinds of relationships that we must build and sustain.

Throughout each of our personal and professional lives, we have pursued equality and equity of access, positive outcomes, and have built bridges for all people.  As Jews who have known the tragedy of centuries of murderous hatred and expulsions directed against our people, we have advocated and fought for “Tikkun Olam,” ("repairing the world", and making it a better place); social justice, inclusion, empathy and respect for all in our global communities.  We have traditionally fought for the right to have civil debate and informed discussion. Our publications model civil discourse and encourage diversity of thought, history, identity, and conversation. As Jewish psychologists, we profoundly appreciate collaborative work and look forward to the inclusion of “Jewish voices” in all of our conversations within Psychology. Through ongoing education and openness in our exchange of information, we continue to learn; to correct misinformation; and to continue facilitating reciprocal and open dialogues and partnerships.

 

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