Several recent studies, including a survey conducted by NCSPP’s Taskforce on Disability Issues, have demonstrated that psychologists and psychology trainees with disabilities consistently report having met resistance across aspects of their education and training. As an organization that promotes diversity competency, NCSPP is in a unique position to provide leadership around disrupting the culture of clinical psychology to be more inclusive of individuals with disabilities. This roundtable conversation will review common challenges that are frequently encountered by students with disabilities in clinical psychology training programs and discuss how program administrators and faculty in such programs can advocate for the needs of students with disabilities.
1. Participants will be able to describe what recent survey data suggests about the inclusivity of clinical psychology programs for students with disabilities.
2. Participants will be able to list multiple steps that training programs can take in order to advocate for and improve the training experiences of students with disabilities.
3. Participants will be able to desribe the common challenges encountered by clinical psychology students with disabilities.