What is the Mikawa Initiative?
The Mikawa Initiative is supported by the endowment of the late University of Nevada, Reno Professor James K. Mikawa and his late wife, Dr. Lois Merritt Mikawa. They were highly motivated to work toward enhanced representation of ethnic and racial diversity in the field of clinical psychology, so that both clinical psychology research and clinical practice reflect the needs of the U.S. population. This is the specific purpose for which they donated money to the University.
Currently, all ethnic and racial groups except the non-Hispanic White group are underrepresented in clinical psychology in the U.S. The Mikawa Initiative thus has the primary goals of providing:
- Tailored information and mentoring to interested students from ethnic and racial backgrounds that are underrepresented in clinical psychology.
- General information and mentoring to interested students from all backgrounds.
Previous activities hosted by the Mikawa Initiative have included information sessions about the different degrees and career options in clinical psychology, how to get involved with clinical psychology research to prepare for graduate training in clinical psychology, and beyond!
Questions? Email the Mikawa Initiative team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
To enhance ethnic and racial representation in the field of clinical psychology while also supporting all interested students to pursue a clinical psychology career.
The Mikawa Initiative holds information sessions, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to help all interested students pursue a clinical psychology career, with additional tailored information and mentoring for interested students from ethnic and racial backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field.
Mikawa Initiative survey and mailing list
Use the link to complete a brief survey so that we can tailor our programming accordingly and add you to our mailing list. Please be sure to provide your name and institutional email address (for the University or TMCC).