Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across Aotearoa.
Scarf, D., Waitoki, W., Chan, J., Britt, E., Nikora, L. W., Neha, T., … Abbott, M. (2019). Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across Aotearoa. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1495), 79–81.
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It has recently been demonstrated by Crampton et al that there has been a marked increase in the sociodemographic diversity of the University of Otago’s health professional programmes between 2010 and 2016.1 This change is evidenced by the fact that a historic 76 health professional Māori graduates crossed the Dunedin Town Hall stage in December 2018. A key driver of this change was the University of Otago’s Division of Health Sciences Mirror on Society selection policy. Here, by documenting the sociodemographic diversity of an equally important professional programme, clinical psychology, we highlight the need for similar selection policies to be implemented Aotearoa/New Zealand wide.
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