ICC CHANGE- diversity and recognition in the CIIS ICP program

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Clark Hsu
5 years ago
I resonate and as a poc therapist intern, I want to support as much as I can.

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Marija Maldonado
5 years ago
Perhaps review the comment: "...federal regulations specify that if financial aid was received to cover the costs of tuition for the class, then any refund approved by the committee would need to be returned to the lender, not to the student." If this is the case, weren't the funds allocated for the student, which may mean a case by case review (regarding refunds, credits on accounts to use for future classes and expenses, etc.), and not a blanket decision?

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Amy Ratkovich
5 years ago
I support the students who were forced to take this class, a class that I suspect none of them actually needed. They deserve their money back if that's what they want.

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Elizabeth Pettit
5 years ago
I'm signing because it is still a White man's world out there and MFTi's especially, particularly those who are women of color, need support from our school in order to truly thrive. We are diverse students who are going to go out there and help diverse clients, and that needs to be celebrated.

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D C
5 years ago
I've experienced discrimination from CIIS and have witnessed it as well to others in the PsyD program.

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John Doe
5 years ago
I am a student of color in another program here at CIIS.I was also placed in remedial class under circumstances that seemed suspicious to me. This is very liberating. Thanks! I thought there was something wrong with me academically. They made me feel this way.

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Victoria Mycue
5 years ago
I'm signing because there continues to disparate treatment in academic and clinical training institutions, and this bias is cloaked in subjectivity, personal animus, and interpersonal problems, but often racist, sexist, and discriminatory behavior is at the root of these kinds of microagressions that take a toll on students and developing professionals.

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Dr. Nancy Arvold
5 years ago
I'm an adjunct professor and am familiar with the student's struggles, and agree with their demands. I believe CIIS can and must become a more conscious, more authentically diverse university.

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Zak Sinclair
5 years ago
I am an alum (graduated in 2009) and worked on these issues when I was there and am a proud supporter of the continued courageous actions of students to dismantle institutional racism at CIIS. The work is not done.

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Diana Verhalen
5 years ago
As a CIIS alum, as a mother of bi-racial kids having a hard time finding skilled therapists who are also bi-cultural, and as a white person working to end conscious and unconscious bias in our lives and institutions, I wholeheartedly support listening to, investigating openly and acting on these concerns.