The proposed aim of the Equality and Inclusive Practice Working Group is to develop and implement a strategy for embedding the Society’s Policy on Equality and Inclusive Practice into the profession of psychology in Ireland.
To develop a strategy for embedding the PSI Policy on Equality and Inclusive Practice into psychology education, training, practice and research in Ireland, and to oversee the implementation of this strategy
To engage in capacity-building work with the various divisions and SIGs within PSI to support them in implementing the Policy on Equality and Inclusive Practice
To adopt a strategy model known as “the 4 P’s” (public profile, policies, professional development and programmes) as a means of accomplishing the aim
To evaluate the implementation of the strategy after a determined period of time (i.e.,November 2010).
That the culture of Irish psychology is inclusive and embracing of diversity (as defined in PSI’s Policy on Equality and Inclusive Practice)
That psychologists are competent to meet the needs of diverse groups
That both under- and post-graduate students are educated about diversity and equalityissues, including the PSI Policy on Equality and Inclusive Practice
That post-graduate training programmes meet accreditation standards and producepractitioners competent to work effectively with individuals and families from diversegroups
That research in Ireland in psychology addresses equality and diversity both in researchthemes and the conduct of research