Diversity Components


Minority and Underrepresented (MUR) Groups Caucuses

APA members who identify with any of the APA’s recognized MUR groups are urged to join that group’s caucus.  The MUR group caucuses provide a networking opportunity and foster communication among members who share a special interest.  There are caucuses for the following groups: 

  • American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian
  • Asian-American
  • Black
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic
  • IMG (International Medical Graduates)
  • Women

Participation in a caucus is a pathway to: exploring concerns about professional growth and advancement; identifying, supporting, and electing top-notch MURs for leadership posts; networking with members with shared backgrounds; advocating for minority patient populations; talking about key issue facing APA; initiating mentoring relationships; bringing concerns to APA leadership; and assuming leadership roles in APA.

Each MUR caucus elects two representatives to the APA Assembly—a representative and a deputy representative. They have the same privileges and voting rights as APA district branch representatives.

Membership in caucus is FREE and is reserved for APA members. 

How to Join a Caucus


To join a caucus, go to www.psychiatry.org/join-participate, click on “Online Members Profile,” and then log in; proceed to Section 3, question 3Fa—APA Caucus Membership.

For more information, contact
Diversityatapa@psych.org , 703-907-8639