Fall 2016 Front Page

Written by Psych Discourse
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When student life meets real life: Barriers for African American Students Pursing Graduate Studies in Psychology

Jessica Williams, Psy.D., MSW,-Argosy University-San Francisco, Bay AreaNakieta Lankster, Psy.D.- One Heartt, Inc. Cherise Irby, Psy.D.-Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area Campus Cultural Perception Several factors contribute to African American students’ decision to pursue a higher education in psychology. Stigma has not only influenced African American patients, but it has also played a...

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Lessons from the USA for improving wellness in black communities

Dr Erica McInnis, an African-centred Chartered Clinical Psychologist from Stockport, recently returned from a month-long trip to Washington D.C., USA, where she researched integrating African-centred psychotherapy to improve wellness in black communities. Her travels were enabled by a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship Award, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. Erica...

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Valuing Organizational Memory

By Dr. Anthony P. Young“To forget is the same as to throw away”                                - African Proverb Why Organizational Memory is Important Organizational memory plays a crucial role in the development, advancement, and health of any organization.  Maintaining longstanding members and sustaining positive relationships with former members and officers of the organization are particularly important as these...



General Articles

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First, Still in Higher Education

Erica R. Russell, Ph.D., Norfolk State University As psychologists in training, we are introduced to the concept of “informed consent”.   Our ethical guidelines require that we inform research...

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Reflections on Anthony Browder’s Cultural Field Trip: Egypt on the Potomoc

After several long, full, engaging days of participating in the ABPsi convention this year, some us wanted some more. It’s always nice to get out of the hotel and explore the city and this year he...

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Reflections on the ABPsi 48th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Reflections on the ABPsi 48th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONCrystal Gateway Marriott ,  Arlington, VAHeld: August 2016 Once again a convention suite within a large hotel was turned into Africa for...

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Black people have been burdened by the lie of Black inferiority for far too long

Community Healing Network, Inc. COMMUNITY HEALING DAYS: A Community-Based Intervention Huberta Jackson-Lowman, ABPsi President-Elect (2015-2017) Margaret White, Tallahassee Community Healing...