Cultural Diversity Luncheon Series
The Cultural Diversity Lunch Series is an initiative that's designed to promote cultural awareness, student professional development, and spiritual integration. Students enrolled in the clinical psychology doctoral program (Psy.D.) are encouraged to submit presentation proposals that can be facilitated alone, with a fellow student, with a Regent faculty member, or a representative from the Hampton Roads community. After a review process (faculty and student representative), selected presentations are featured in the fall and spring series. The presentations are 1-1.5 hours in length and address the various dimensions of diversity (e.g., race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation, and spiritual/religious orientation).
The program began in the spring of 2004 as an initiative of the Psychological Services Center. In addition to enhancing the educational mission of the Psy.D. program, the Cultural Diversity Lunch Series also facilitates community partnerships with Regent University. As of the spring 2005, the program will provide Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for selected presentations. Mental health professionals will have the opportunity to get licensure credit for participating in the series, depending on state laws regulating their license status.