About Us: Committees
Diversity    |   Professional Development    |   Steering    |   Didactics

Several committees are actively involved in the planning and organization of the internship training program. Psychology residents typically volunteer for these committees, or are elected by their fellow residents at the beginning of the year. Listed below are current committees available for resident participation.

Diversity Advancement Committee

Co-Chairs: Ty Lostutter, Ph.D.


  • To encourage conversations about diversity and its role in the training of residents.
  • To promote education of residents and faculty on issues of individual and cultural diversity (including ethnic minorities, gender/sexual orientation, physical disabilities, SES, age) as these relate to clinical work, consultation, supervision, and evaluation, and research methods/design.
  • To serve as a resource "hub" of information (clinical and social service resources, research, lectures, and expertise at the University of Washington and surrounding community) on diversity issues for everyone involved in the internship.
  • To recruit and retain diverse residents, fellows, faculty, and speakers, as well as those interested in diversity issues.

Patient Populations

We serve a diverse population at all of our training sites.

Resident Participation

All interested residents are encouraged to participate on the committee which remains active throughout the internship year.

Current members are noted on the resident directory with an asterisk.

Diversity Advancement Flyer

2021-2022 Schedule - 1:15p-2:15p - Zoom

7/29/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
8/26/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
9/30/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
10/28/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
11/18/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
12/16/21 DEI/DAC Meeting
1/27/22 DEI/DAC Meeting
2/24/22 DEI/DAC Meeting
3/31/22 DEI/DAC Meeting
4/28/22 DEI/DAC Meeting
5/26/22 DEI/DAC Meeting
6/16/22 DEI/DAC Meeting

Professional Development Committee

Chair: Nickolas Dasher, PhD


  • To provide guidance, information, and support to the residents during the internship year.
  • Example activities include: a Postdoctoral Panel, Career Fair, opportunities to practice job talks or interviewing, feedback on CV's or cover letters, and discussion about licensure or board certification.

Resident Participation

At least two residents serve on the committee each year, ideally, at least one resident from each track. They provide a crucial link to the resident class. The resident representatives can play a very active role in shaping the focus of the committee’s work for the year.






Steering Committee

Chair: Ty Lostutter, Ph.D.. Co-Chair: Charles Bombardier, Ph.D., ABPP


  • To assist in the administration, planning, organizing, and functioning of the overall internship training program.

Resident Participation

Each of three residents serves on the committee for four months. The committee meets once every two months. Residents work with other residents, track coordinators, various faculty members, and psychologists in the local community in overseeing the administrative functioning of the internship training program.

Didactic Planning Committee

Chair: Georganna Sedlar, Ph.D.


  • To review, revise, organize and plan didactic modules for the next internship class.
  • This committee typically meets in the spring.


2021-2022 Didactic Schedule

Resident Participation

Three residents serve on the committee, one from each track. Residents work with various faculty members and obtain feedback from fellow residents in the planning and scheduling of prospective didactic modules with specific didactic presentations. Residents can also directly provide or coordinate a presentation to the next year's residents on the internship year experience.

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