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Our Commitment to Diversity

As members of a multicultural community, the staff at the Counseling and Psychological Services strive to embrace and promote awareness of the human differences that enrich us all. These differences may be represented by, but are not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, gender, sexual orientation, spirituality, physical and mental abilities, and socioeconomic status. We recognize that these differences make each individual unique, and collectively add to our experience, wisdom, and enjoyment of life. At Counseling and Psychological Services, we view awareness of diversity issues as an integral component of understanding human existence including the struggles, growth, and realization of each person.

We foster the ideal that everyone can contribute toward creating an atmosphere of safety and understanding in our community. Toward this end, we are committed to fulfilling our role of responding to the emotional and psychological needs of a diverse College of New Jersey community. As professionals, we not only educate others about the value of tolerance and understanding, but are also introspective of our own beliefs and views and their impact on our work. We consider ourselves privileged to be trusted by our clients. We fully understand the importance of viewing our clients as unique individuals within their cultural context. Wherever possible we structure our clinical work, staffing, outreach, consultation activities, program planning, and research initiatives to reflect our continual commitment to diversity.

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