We are a supportive community of clinicians, researchers, students, and associated practitioners committed to the goal of alleviating human suffering and improving human well being. We host chapter events virtually and in-person throughout the Bay Area. To learn more about educational training workshops, interactive discussions, and informal social opportunities, check out our events page.
SF ACBS recognizes that as an organization we have historically not been as aware of or done enough to address issues of diversity and systemic privilege. We recognize that systemic privilege and discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, indigenous heritage, immigration status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, or marital/relationship status contributes to disparities in power, control, privilege, influence, and opportunities in our organization and in our community. We acknowledge that we have a lot to learn and we have work to do. We recognize that this will be a living document that may change as we learn and grow.
This is especially important to our mission, because these systemic inequities affect access to healthcare, especially therapeutic care, and the wellbeing of our community.
While the acknowledgment and intention to reduce inequities is the first step, we know that is not enough. We are committed to ongoing education and taking action steps with measurable outcomes.
We commit to active recruitment of Board members, committee members, and volunteers that reflect the diversity of our membership.