When I started the DrJordyn.com website -- having completed my doctoral degree in psychology and passed the EPPP exam -- my mission was simple. I wanted to pass along my knowledge and expertise to fellow psychologists who were gearing up for the EPPP.
I started offering 1:1 tutoring services to psychologists who did not yet share my love for and expertise with standardized testing. I found that an individualized approach to EPPP tutoring & coaching served my clients best.
Through DrJordyn.com, I continued working 1:1 with fellow psychologists preparing for the EPPP from 2015 through the spring of 2020. When the COVID pandemic hit the US & Canada, all of the psychologists I had been working with to prepare for this exam were negatively impacted financially. It seemed clear that 1:1 EPPP support was a luxury that few could afford.
Out of these circumstances came an idea to provide support, guidance, coaching, and tutoring to more psychologists at once. By moving to a group format, I could help more people and do so at a lower price point that would make these services more accessible.
Through support and feedback from my virtual group program's "launchers," the EPPP Coaching Circle was born.
Through my work with the EPPP Coaching Circle, I noticed some differences in EPPP pass rates between psychologists of various racial & ethnic backgrounds. Upon further research, I discovered that these differences are significant.
According to research by Bowman & Ameen*, EPPP pass rates are clearly skewed by race and ethnicity. 92% of white psychologists surveyed reported passing on the first administration compared to 83% of psychologists of color, with some racial groups as low as 67%.
In the summer of 2020, I began the process of founding a new non-profit organization, Psychologists of Color, Inc.
The mission of Psychologists of Color, Inc. is to decrease stigma & increase access to mental health services within racially & ethnically diverse communities by significantly increasing the number of psychologists of color.
At its core, this non-profit is about racial justice and equality within the field of psychology.