Season 2

People of Color in Psychology

We are a podcast devoted to People of Color in Psychology. People of Color in Psychology is the podcast where mental health professionals gain insight to culturally relevant psychological practice and research. You’ll learn from mental health experts to help advance your personal and professional development. Here, we will have conversations with mental health experts from diverse backgrounds who will be sharing their personal journey and culturally relevant psychological practice and research.

Produced by The Multicultural Counseling Institute and your host, Dr. Jack Tsan, our goal is to promote pathways for mental health providers who are people of color to lead the national conversation in culturally-responsive care and training. My hope is that together we will be able to learn from each other and appreciate the importance of advancing the contributions of people of color in psychology.

We want to hear from you! Please include your name. Your recording may be used in a future episode.


April 22, 2024

As part of the Arab American Heritage Series, we want to highlight the Palestinian experience in this episode. We discuss with Dr. Shirin the Palestinian Diasporic experience and how healing might take place. Dr. Shirin is also leading a project to connect Palestinians with mental trained health therapists.


Dr. Shirin’s Contact:

https://www.thediasporapsychologist.com/aboutshirin

Psychology Today

Support Launching The Diaspora Psychologist - Therapy for Palestinians


Support Dr. Shirin’s work:

The Trotters of Tweeville: Zavis DaMavis

The Story of Amal, A Story of Hope: The Trotters of Tweeville Go Global!


Resources:

Palestinian Diaspora Experience

US Demographics for Arab Americans


Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education


Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA 


Music Samples:

Intro 1 by Jala Extra - Palestine Music

Intro 2 by Mikhail Smusev - Heroic Quest

Outro by Alex Kizenkov - Inspirational Cinematic Adventure 

Ep64 - Jack Tsan, PhD

April 1, 2024

We are now in the month of April and that means it is Arab American Heritage month. So, as we are making preparations to publish a series of episodes in appreciation of the amazing contributions by Arab American psychologists, here’s a brief history of how Arab American Heritage month became officially recognized as well as some information about an amazing psychological association (AMENA-Psy) formed by Arab American psychologists. 


Books:

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, Development, and Health (2023, 2nd edition) - by Sylvia C. Nassar (Editor), Kristine J. Ajrouch (Editor), Florence J. Dallo (Editor), Julie Hakim-Larson (Editor)


Handbook of Arab American Psychology (2016) - by Mona Amer, Germane Awad


Resources

APA - A home for American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African psychology

AMENA-Psy

American Arab Foundation

History.com

US Census

Proclamation to include Arab Americans in US Census


Music Samples

Nver Avetyan - Arabic Trap

A desert tale

March 31, 2024

For decades, mainstream psychology has focused on the individual, treating problems like anxiety or depression within a personal context. But what if your struggles aren't just about you? What if they're connected to bigger social issues like poverty, racism, or discrimination? That's the central question liberation psychology asks. Dr. Natalia Báez-Powell shares how she applies liberation psychology in her own clinical practice and discusses insights to how we might do the same as well to help empower ourselves, our clients, and our communities.

Dr. Báez-Powell’s Contact:

Email - ⁠drbaezpowell@gmail.com⁠

Website - ⁠https://drbaezpowell.wixsite.com/inhealing⁠

Previous Podcast Episode - ⁠Hispanic Heritage Series: Reimagining Conversations about Professionalism⁠

Research:

Báez-Powell, N.N. Decolonizing my therapeutic identity: Going beyond the surface. Psychoanal Cult Soc 28, 476–486 (2023). ⁠https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-023-00376-7⁠

Báez-Powell, N.N. Ramifications of client’s use of projective identification, racism, and enactments of otherness: A nascent clinician’s struggle inhabiting her identities in the therapy room. Psychoanal Cult Soc 28, 232–249 (2023). ⁠https://doi.org/10.1057/s41282-023-00378-5⁠

Recommended Book:

⁠Decolonizing Therapy: Oppression, Historical Trauma, and Politicizing Your Practice - Jennifer Mullan⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Alejandro Piñero Amerio⁠ - ⁠Caminando (reggaeton)⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠ Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

March 27, 2024

Join Dr. Medina, a Los Angeles-based, 4th Generation Mexican-American/Latina Psychologist as she takes us on a journey through her origin story and development into the psychologist she is now. Our conversation highlights a "both, and" type of story of being a multifaceted person--one of both adversity and empowerment, struggle and success, being culturally assimilated and culturally othered, being trained as and identifying as a rigorous research scientist and a warm, energetic therapist. Dr. Medina Daniels translates all of her experiences into her most recent professional endeavor, the Process of Change, a psychology center that combines both science and heart to deliver multiculturally-sensitive, social-equity-informed psychotherapy, public education, and online self-help tools that relate appeal to real people in this modern world. Dr. Medina is particularly in step with the artists, deep-thinkers, creative dreamers, and tenacious doers out there who want to treat their mood/anxiety symptoms or achieve more contribution and vitality in their lives, not in spite of, but in harmony with their racialized experiences, tender pain points, and mixed pasts. If this resonates with you, visit her and her center at ⁠https://www.theprocessofchange.com/⁠ and instagram @drjfromla. 


Dr. Johnna Medina Daniel’s Contact:

Practice Website - ⁠https://www.theprocessofchange.com/⁠ Publications - ⁠https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/johnna.medina.2/bibliography/public/⁠

Research Gate - ⁠https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Johnna-Medina⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Announcement by ⁠VItalii Iegorov⁠ - ⁠Good Vibe⁠

Intro 1 by ⁠Nick Valerson⁠ - ⁠Bright Happy Punk Rock Music⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

March 18, 2024

In today's episode, we're diving into the world of creating BIPOC spaces for psychoanalysis. As  traditional psychoanalysis has often overlooked the experiences of BIPOC communities, for those that are interested in exploring theory and practice, it can be challenging finding community. Dr. Meiyang Kadaba, shares her journey and effort in creating a BIPOC only space to converse, nourish, and enrich psychoanalytic ideas that centers on the BIPOC experience.

Dr. Meiyang Kadaba’s Contact:

LinkedIn - ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/meiyang-liu-kadaba-psyd/⁠

Practice Website - ⁠https://sites.google.com/kadaba.com/dr-meiyang/home⁠

Coloring Psychoanalysis Website - ⁠https://www.coloringpsychoanalysis.com/⁠

Resources:

Coloring Psychoanalysis Date/time for launch celebration: Friday, March 22, 12-1pm PST (sign up via Zoom)

Sign up for more info (including registration link for launch party): ⁠https://forms.gle/9hPtWL9mgoTPSH9U6⁠

Bibliography of BIPOC psychoanalytic scholarship (crowdsourced and available to all): ⁠https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1jttSU8CopggvH51cvsWo6BAdRWXS94cuHltGJDAxCbM/edit?usp=sharing⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Announcement by ⁠VItalii Iegorov⁠ - ⁠Good Vibe⁠

Intro 1 by ⁠Music Unlimited⁠ -  ⁠Happy Acoustic Guitar Background Music⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

March 13, 2024

The world is a diverse place, and brains are too! Cross-cultural neuropsychology explores how culture and ethnicity shape the way our brains work and how we think. Dr. Eman Rettig will discuss the ECLECTIC model, a framework for conducting culturally responsive neuropsychological evaluations even before the testing process occurs.

Dr. Eman Rettig’s Contact:

LinkedIn - ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/eman-k-rettig-psyd/⁠

Resources:

⁠Conducting a Culturally Informed Neuropsychological Evaluation⁠ by Daryl Fujii

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Announcement by ⁠VItalii Iegorov⁠ - ⁠Good Vibe⁠

Intro 1 by ⁠Oleksandr Savochka⁠ - ⁠Tropical Summer Beach⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

March 7, 2024

Frustrated with the limitations of mental health treatments for BIPOC clients, many BIPOC mental health providers have had to forge their own path. In this episode, Dr. Huh shares how healing past trauma, particularly understanding parent-child conflicts, can unlock a more fulfilling present. Additionally, Dr. Huh delves into her own journey, the power of perseverance, and the importance of creating a safe space for BIPOC clients. Join us as we explore the hidden benefits of confronting the past and rewriting your story.

Dr. Gloria Huh’s Contact:

PsychologyToday - ⁠https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/gloria-a-huh-seattle-wa/472046⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Announcement by ⁠VItalii Iegorov⁠ - ⁠Good Vibe⁠

Intro 1 by ⁠Roman Senyk⁠ - ⁠The inner Struggle⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

February 29, 2024

ADHD in the Black and African American population tends to be under diagnosed or overlooked compared to white peers. The interconnected and cumulative effects of systems and biases might play a role. In this episode, we explore these ideas with Casey Redus about the potential of overlooked ADHD diagnoses in the Black and African population as well as the importance of representation in the mental health field.

Casey Redus’s Contact:

Email: casey26redus@gmail.com

Resource:

Morgan, P.L., & Hu, E. H. (2023). Sociodemographic disparities in ADHD diagnosis and treatment among U.S. elementary school children, Psychiatry Research, 327. ⁠https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2023.115393⁠

Underdiagnosed and Undertreated, Young Black Males With ADHD Get Left Behind - 

⁠https://kffhealthnews.org/news/article/black-males-adhd-underdiagnosis-race/⁠

Professional Associations:

The Association of Black Psychologists - ⁠https://abpsi.org/⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Skilsel⁠ - ⁠Energetic HipHop⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

February 26, 2024

It is a conundrum that often many Black women in behavioral health leadership face, their visibility or lack thereof, and sometimes without a choice. And yet both choices come with challenges that must be addressed if we truly want to create the next generation of inclusive leaders. In this episode, we explore with Samantha Edu about bringing identity into the workplace as a Black woman in behavioral health leadership.

Samantha Edu’s Contact:

Email: contact@samanthaedu.com

Website: ⁠www.samanthaedu.com⁠

Professional Associations:

The Association of Black Psychologists - ⁠https://abpsi.org/⁠

Continuing Education:

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Music Unlimited⁠ - ⁠Soulful Boom Bap⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

February 21, 2024

Currently the DSM5 does not identify race-based trauma as a separate diagnosis, yet it is a real and unique psychological and emotional distress that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) suffer as a result of racism and discrimination. In this episode, we explore the criterion A of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Dr. Hall-Clark and where she discusses ways to overcome challenges often faced by mental health professionals of color.

Dr. Hall-Clark’s Contact:

Email: ⁠bhall-clark@insightpbhs.com⁠

Group Practice Website: ⁠https://www.insightpbhs.com/brittany-hall-clark-phd.html⁠

Research Gate: ⁠https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brittany-Hall-Clark/research⁠

Publications:

Marx, B. P., Hall-Clark, B., Friedman, M. J., Holtzheimer, P., & Schnurr, P. (2023). The PTSD Criterion A debate: A brief history, current status, and recommendations for moving forward. ⁠https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.23007⁠

Hall-Clark, B. N., Zabelski, S., Montanaro, E., Besse, S., & Cramer, R. J. (2023). Adapting Trauma-Informed Interventions for Racial Trauma Considerations: A Training Model. ⁠https://doi.org/10.1037/pri0000222⁠

Professional Associations:

The Association of Black Psychologists - ⁠https://abpsi.org/⁠Resources:

PTSD Consultation Program - ⁠https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/consult/index.asp⁠

⁠The Racial Healing Handbook⁠ by Anneliese A. Singh

Race Based Trauma Fact Sheet - ⁠https://www.abct.org/fact-sheets/race-based-traumatic-stress/⁠

Continuing Education:

⁠Addressing Racial Trauma in Military Populations Through Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for PTSD⁠ taught by Brittany Hall-Clark, Ph.D.

⁠Treating PTSD When Clinicians Have Negative Reactions to Patients’ Sociocultural Views taught⁠ by Brittany Hall-Clark, Ph.D.

The Multicultural Counseling Institute courses - ⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Oleksii Kaplunskyi⁠ - ⁠Forest Lullaby⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

February 14, 2024

While the lack of diversity and representation of African American psychologists in psychodynamic therapies is an ongoing challenge, there are those leading the charge in adapting these frameworks to better serve Black and African American communities. In this episode, Dr. Natassia Johnson joins us to explore vital considerations for using psychodynamic frameworks with African American clients. We delve into topics like attachment styles, collectivism, community, and the unique ebb and flow of cultural influences.

Dr. Johnson’s Contact:

Email: ⁠hello@dnjpsychology.com

Practice Website: ⁠http://www.dnjpsychology.com/⁠

Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/dnjpsychology/⁠

Publications:

Johnson, N. & Hilsenroth, M. J. (2020) - ⁠Therapist Evaluation of Client Adaptive Interpersonal Vulnerability: Relationship to Attachment Style⁠

Groth et al., (2021) - ⁠How Are Expert Therapists Similar, Different, and Integrative in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder?

Continuing Education:

https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Praz Khanal⁠ - ⁠Pain Overcome

Intro 2 by ⁠Mikhail Smusev⁠ - ⁠Heroic Quest

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

February 6, 2024

According to the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minorities, there is an acknowledgement that much of the psychological research on sexual minority persons reflect the experiences of those with more privilege. Therefore we, as mental health professionals, must strive to support and understand queer clients of color as best we can. In this episode, Dr. Gabe Price will discuss creating an environment in therapy for queer people of color and how to reduce bias and microaggression.

Dr. Gabe Price’s Contact:

Email: ⁠drgabeprice@wellness360dallas.com

PsychologyToday: ⁠https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/gabrielle-gabe-price-dallas-tx/1191278

Group Practice Website: ⁠https://wellness360dallas.com/about-wellness-360/about-dr-gabe-price/⁠

APA Resources:

⁠Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons⁠

⁠Resilience and Brilliance: LGBTQIA+ Persons of Color⁠

Publications:

Price, G. (2023). BDSM and Kink in Couple Therapy 

Price, G. C., Jansen, K. L., & Weick, M. (2020). ⁠Let’s Talk About Sex: Ethical Considerations in Survey Research with Minority Populations⁠.

Continuing Education:

⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Marc Corominas⁠ - ⁠Mysterious Cinematic

Intro 2 by ⁠Oleg Kyrylkovv⁠ - ⁠Piano Warm

Intro 3 by ⁠Oleksandr Savochka⁠ - ⁠Uplifting Cinematic Journey⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

January 21, 2024

Black and African diaspora have a vibrant and multifaceted culture, yet immigrant communities often grapple with navigating the additional complexities of American racism. In this episode, Dr. Alexis Melville sheds light on how therapists can empower immigrant clients. She encourages moving beyond challenges and focusing on fostering growth, well-being, and connection by leveraging existing cultural practices.

Dr. Alexis Melville’s Contact:

Email: dr.alexis.melville@gmail.com

Website: ⁠www.inspiredcourage.net⁠

Instagram: @dralexismelville

Music Samples:

Intro 1 by ⁠Jérôme Chauvel⁠ - ⁠Laid Back Ukulele Reggae⁠

Intro 2 by ⁠Oleksandr Savochka⁠ - ⁠Uplifting Cinematic Journey⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure


January 11, 2024

Speaking up about Palestinian humanity is such an important topic especially in the field of psychology which prides itself in trying to address and treat human mental suffering. In fact, understanding the impact of geopolitical conflict is a must if we want to challenge racism. Otherwise how can we adequately show up for American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African (AMENA) colleagues, students, and clients? Listen to our conversation with Dr. Khaghani, the advocacy committee co-chair from the AMENA-Psychological Association.

AMENA-Psy’s Website:

⁠https://www.amenapsy.org/⁠

⁠Statement on Anti-Palestinian/Anti-Arab/MENA Hate⁠

⁠Statement on Guidelines for Working with MENA Students⁠

⁠Statement on Palestinian Solidarity⁠

⁠Webinar - How to talk about Palestine: Allyship for the MENA community⁠

Support AMENA-Psy:

Donate 1-time or be a sustaining member -  ⁠https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=ZBp6PmjGF2Klrd_0mRszvU8uHkefVIdqMTVzF2dmIp1UzF_16gknZDCqGTmbgsShfLQjeMuaFSfUoCdn⁠

Research Papers mentioned:

Awad, G. H., Kia-Keating, M., & Amer, M. M. (2019). A model of cumulative racial–ethnic trauma among Americans of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) descent. American Psychologist, 74(1), 76–87. ⁠https://doi.org/10.1037/amp0000344⁠

Resources:

Jewish Voice for Peace - ⁠https://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org⁠

Continuing Education:

⁠https://www.tmcinstitute.org/continuing-education⁠

Support this Podcast:

Donate 1-time any amount - ⁠https://checkout.square.site/buy/DFUO7XYMQ27EZ6QVUL6PC6FA⁠

Music Samples:

Announcement - ⁠Aleksey Chistilin⁠ - ⁠Desire for Freedom⁠

Intro 1 ⁠For you Palestine⁠ 

Intro 2 by ⁠Oleksandr Savochka⁠ - ⁠Uplifting Cinematic Journey⁠

Outro by ⁠Alex Kizenkov⁠ - ⁠Inspirational Cinematic Adventure

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