Diversity Components

APA Components are committees and councils of experts on specific topic areas appointed by APA President-elect. Below are the components staffed by DDHE. See more on other APA committees and councils.

Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities


The council is responsible for representing and advocating for both minority and underserved populations and psychiatrists from minority and underrepresented groups. More on the Council.

Minority and Underrepresented (MUR) Groups Caucuses:


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

For more information about MUR Caucuses =>


APA Caucus Flyer
Printable Flyer

How to Join an MUR Caucus


Log into your account then go to "Member Profile", question 3Fa and select the appropriate caucus(es)

Assembly Committee of Representatives of MUR Groups


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

This Assembly Committee consists of Representatives and Deputy Representatives of the Minority or Under-represented Groups (identified above). The list of members of APA Councils and Committees is available through an Online Directory of Components which is accessible by APA Members only.

For more information please contact Alison Bondurant at: abondurant@psych.org