Dr. Joy Canfield
All Are Welcome
We are in support of the statement made by the New York State Psychological Association. All Are Welcome.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" is a message etched at the base of the Statue of Liberty, a timeless statement and reminder of a value system that sought to open its doors to immigrants and offer safe haven and the hope of opportunity. We must continue to reaffirm our pledge to remain a place of refuge for those in need.
As psychologists, our commitment to champion the needs of immigrants who come to our shores seeking freedom and our support and assistance is further rooted in our own Ethical Principles as set forth by the APA, namely: "Psychologists respect and protect civil and human rights..." As psychologists we oppose actions that are psychologically injurious and harmful to the public.
NYSPA does not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, marital status, language, employment and socioeconomic status.
All are welcome:
We unwaveringly support
the rights of all people.