Psy.D. Program Student Groups

The Wright Institute hosts several student-initiated, student-run affiliation groups. Student leaders determine their groups' focus and purpose, which can include issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, support around academics or clinical training, educational programs, and social activities. These groups also promote connection amongst students from different years in the program.

Association of Neuropsychology Students & Trainees

ANST is under APA's Division 40 Society for Neuropsychology. The Wright Institute ANST chapter holds bi-monthly meetings to support those pursuing the Neuropsychological Assessment focus area and hoping to become future clinical neuropsychologists. We welcome students with any level of curiosity in neuropsychology, as it plays an important role in better informing our treatment as clinicians.

Anti-Sexism Accountability Group

ASAG’s mission at the Wright Institute is to deepen and elaborate our commitments, as clinicians who benefit from male privilege, to challenge sexism in our personal relationships, our clinical work, our profession, and the world at large. ASAG is committed to cultivating allyship with and accountability towards those who have been most targeted by sexism.

Black Student Union

BSU is an organization for students who identify as Black and/or of African descent. Our mission at The Wright Institute is to establish an institutional space to support Black students and their professional development as clinicians, build professional alliances, raise awareness of systemic oppression specific to Black people, and aid in the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of Black students. The BSU believes that it is imperative for us to embody and celebrate our history, while maintaining a sense of who we are as Black people and not losing parts of our legacy. This is a space to share a sense of pride, belonging, and appreciation for our culture and heritage.

Disability Advocacy, Resource, and Training

DART is dedicated to solidarity and support for graduate students at the Wright Institute who identify as having a disability of any kind, including physical, learning, neurocognitive, sensory, psycho-emotional, and developmental. As both members of disability communities and non-disabled allies, we strive to establish a safe institutional space in the Wright Community to share our experiences and support with other group members, as well as advocate for accommodations, raise awareness, and educate others in our community and beyond.

Latinx Student Group

The Latinx student group at the Wright Institute was formed to provide an open, welcoming safe space for students who identify as Latinx through their language, culture, ancestry etc. The purpose of the group is to come together and discuss topics related to culture, immigration, ethnicity, identity and the unique challenges faced by developing Latinx clinicians. LSG aims to address important topics relevant to this community such as family separations at the border, asylum seekers, advocacy for undocumented immigrants and collaboration with/for other communities, especially those of color. We aim to celebrate our diversity within Latinidad and hope to foster a cohesive, inclusive and supportive community at the Wright.

Queer At The Wright

QATW supports students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community or who are questioning. We support each other and process our experiences in class, practica, internships, and our personal lives regarding being LGBTQIA+. We also discuss how to incorporate our LGBTQIA+ identities into being clinicians, and how to work with LGBTQIA+ clients. Members can become involved with LGBTQIA+ community events, especially those affiliated with clinical psychology, and are welcome to bring in topics for consultation and discussion. The group is only open to individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+; however, the group plans events about LGBTQIA+ issues that are open to the entire Wright Institute community.

Shalom at the Wright

Shalom at the Wright is a student-led, supportive community of Jewish identified clinicans and allies. Our group was formed in an effort to increase awreness and support of the global Jewish community, particularly as it relates to historical and modern antisemitism and the rise of antisemitic hostility, aggression, and violence across the United States. Shalom at the Wright aspires to hold an inclusive space where our community members are encouraged to express, process, and explore their experiences as Jews and allies in class, practicum/internship, and society at large. As clinicians to society, we aspire to facilitate resiliency and dismantle anti-Jewish sentiment and prejudice against Jews of all intersecting identities. Shalom is open to all Wright Institute Jewish identified students, alumni, and allies interested in taking part in warm, compassionate, open-minded, multilayered conversations centered on supporting Jewish students and resisting antisemitism.

Wright Institute South Asian Association

WISAA is an organization for students who identify as South Asian. Our aim is to provide a space where students feel seen and understood as members of the South Asian community and empowered to explore what this means for them personally and professionally. Our topics of conversation have ranged from cultural expression and identity in movies, music, and food to familial expectations and stigma when it comes to working in the field of psychology. We also engage in discussions regarding experiences of microaggressions, internalized racism, colonialism, and the immigrant experience. We are a warm, empathic collective that seeks to support each other through all our individual and shared experiences, but especially those that impact our identity as South Asian individuals in the field of psychology.

Wright Institute Students of Color

WISOC's mission is to increase knowledge regarding the diversity of experiences of historically marginalized people of color, and to provide support to Wright Institute students of color. Through collaboration and partnership with Wright Institute administration and other student groups, WISOC promotes the awareness of psychological issues and social concerns specific to people of color and other historically marginalized groups. At the institutional level WISOC makes concerted efforts to assure that the needs of students of color have equitable representation.