AGENDA

DAY 1

BREAKING THE STIGMA: AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

8:30 am - 8:35 am

LOGIN AND WELCOME

8:35 am -9:35 am

KEYNOTE DR. ANDRE FIELDS

Psychological Evolution of the Black Male

9:40 am - 11:50 am

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Session I

9:45 am - 10:45 am

TRACK 1

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN OUR KIDS SEE IT?

When Black Children Witness Racial Trauma

Dr. Regena F. Nelson

TRACK 2

ARE WE SAFE? 

The Science Behind African American Stress Response

David Thomas, MA, LPC

Session II

10:50 am - 11:50 am

TRACK 1

BLACK WOMAN WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?

The Misinterpretation of the Black Woman's Plight

Dr. Elishae Johnson, LPC

TRACK 2

NOT THE CLIENT TOO?

Mental Health Implications for African American Clinician experiencing Microaggressions

Dr. Charmeka Newton, LP; Tatyana Smith

COME TOGETHER CONCLUSIONS

DAY 2

BREAKING THE STIGMA: AFRICAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

SHIFTING THE NARRATIVE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021

8:30 am - 12 noon

LOGIN AND WELCOME

8:30 am - 8:35 am

8:35 am  - 9:35 am

KEYNOTE DR. VIKKI JOHNSON

SOUL WEALTH:

INNER PEACE IS REALLY POSSIBLE

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

9:40 am - 12 noon

TRACK 1

NAVIGATING SPACES:

Tips for Empowering Mental and Emotional Wellness for Black Queer and Gender Expansive Persons

Angela Lewis, MS, LLPC; Maime Butler

Session III

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

TRACK 2

RACIAL DISPARITIES:

The Power of Advocacy

Kevin Fischer

Session IV

10:50 am - 11:50 am

TRACK 1

BEYOND CODE SWITCHING?

Bi-Culturalism

Dr. Candy S. McCorkle

TRACK 2

I CAN'T BREATHE

The Healing Breath of Trauma Yoga & Meditation

Kimberly Lee

COME TOGETHER CONCLUSION

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