Psych5121 Posted October 14, 2015 Share Posted October 14, 2015 I'm applying to clinical psychology PhD programs. When writing about how I will contribute to diversity, I'm tempted to discuss (along with my educational emphasis on neuropsychology and my participation in my current program's diversity counsel) how I overcame academic obstacles with my disability. Also, it first began during undergrad and would also "explain away" my dip in grades at that time. While it's great to be able to emphasize how I am a part of a minority population and can help to fill that quota, I've also been told to never disclose disability status because it tends to be discriminated against. Especially because the nature of my disability is progressive, even though I will soon have a MA, it is very possible that others might assume that I can be a liability and unlikely to be able to keep up with the rigor of graduate work for a PhD. Anyone have experience with this? Any insight? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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