Commitment to Multicultural Competence

Suffolk’s Counseling, Health & Wellness Center is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and supportive environment that affirms the University's multicultural community. The staff believes that each clinician/consultant has the responsibility to respond effectively to an increasingly diverse client population. Multicultural competence is supported through in-service seminars, supervision, clinical conferences, and continuing education opportunities.

To support its commitment to multicultural competence in its doctoral intern training, the center's internship program in health service psychology includes seminars and workshops that are intended to increase awareness and appreciation of one's own culture, what is known and not known about other cultures, and culture-bound values and assumptions that may affect counseling and consultation roles. Such training seminars are intended to offer new ideas, perspectives, and skills in order to maintain or extend effective multicultural approaches to counseling and consultation.