USD psychology professor featured in APA publication

USD psychology professor featured in APA publication A recent publication by the American Psychological Association (APA) highlighting psychology education and training through cultural perspectives features research from Beth Boyd, Ph.D., a member of the Department of Psychology at The University of South Dakota. Boyd, director of the Psychological Services Center on USD campus, authored material featured in two chapters of "Psychology Education and Training From Culture-Specific and Multiracial Perspectives: Critical Issues and Recommendations," a report authorized by the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests. Boyd is the sole author of the chapter entitled "American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian People," and one of four co-authors in the report's final chapter, "Multiracial Individuals." "Dr. Boyd has national recognition for her work in the area of diversity," said Barbara Yutrzenka, Ph.D., professor of psychology and director of clinical psychology training at USD. "This publication is just one example of her contributions to the field of psychology, and it is relevant to any discipline that is making an effort to incorporate diversity into its academic and experiential training." Boyd, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and a professor of psychology at the university for 17 years, received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Houston. She is a faculty member in the USD clinical psychology program and Disaster Mental Health Institute and, nationally, she has presented at numerous diversity and mental health conferences and workshops. Boyd is currently the past president of Division 45 of the APA, which is the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. Division 45 serves as the major representative body for psychologists who conduct research on ethnic minority concerns or who apply psychological knowledge and techniques to ethnic minority issues.  For more information about this APA publication or to view "Psychology Education and Training From Culture-Specific and Multiracial Perspectives: Critical Issues and Recommendations," please visit www.apa.org/pi/oema.

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