Launching DARN subgroups

We’re launching 3 DARN subgroups to broaden and deepen our scope: clinical, teaching, and research.

We founded DARN approximately 10 months ago. Since then, we’ve held a mentoring session at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference and quarterly Zoom meetings. Our listserv has grown to more than 200 members!

From conversations with our community, we think it is a good time to create subgroups to broaden and deepen our scope. The three initial subgroups will be clinicalteaching, and research. We’re very pleased to announce that Rhoda Olkin, the founder of Disability Affirmative Therapy and a personal role model of mine, has agreed to lead the clinical subgroup. We’re looking for volunteer leaders for the other two subgroups. 

These groups will allow like-minded people to find each other and have deeper conversations. DARN can disseminate resources you develop on our website including blogs, webinars, and resource lists. 

What would these subgroups entail? That’s up to you to decide! 
 
Initial ideas for clinical include developing resources, workshops, and consultation opportunities. 
 
Initial ideas for teaching include: developing resources on accessible teaching practices, and increasing disability representation in psychology courses.

Initial ideas for research include: developing resources on conducting accessible research, assessing disability in demographic questions, and recommendations for measuring disability-related constructs.
 
Please let us know if you’re interested in getting involved with one or more of these groups or leading one

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