The psychology department welcomes Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson as the third speaker in its 2020-2021 lecture series: Intervention Science: Harnessing Psychology to Address Oppressive Systems.
Dr. Anderson will speak on "Healing racial trauma: Focusing on racial socialization as a CBT strategy for Black youth."
"For Black youth and adults, prolonged exposure to racial discrimination has resulted in debilitating psychological, behavioral, and health outcomes. To help their children prepare for and prevent the deleterious consequences of discrimination, many Black parents utilize racial socialization, or communication about racialized experiences. And, while racial socialization strategies correspond with several CBT strategies widely used by clinicians, there is a critical gap between what Black families do to mitigate discriminatory distress and what clinicians and providers offer Black youth. As such, training clinicians to more effectively utilize racial socialization processes and develop such skills to help Black youth and parents heal from the effects of past, current, and future racial trauma is important. Greater racial socialization competency is proposed as achievable through intentional and mindful practice, thus, this symposium will explore theories and practices important in the healing processes of racial trauma for Black families, clinicians, and researchers alike, especially in times of exceptional stress (e.g., COVID-19)."
Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. She uses mixed methods in clinical interventions to study racial discrimination and socialization in Black families to reduce racial stress and trauma and improve psychological well-being and family functioning. She is particularly interested in how these factors predict familial functioning and subsequent child psychosocial well-being and health-related behaviors when enrolled in family-based interventions. Dr. Anderson is the developer and director of the EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race) intervention and loves to translate her work for a variety of audiences, particularly those whom she serves in the community, via blogs, video, and literary articles. Finally, Dr. Anderson was born in, raised for, and returned to Detroit and is becoming increasingly addicted to cake pops.
Free and open to the public.
This event may be used to satisfy the Lecture Reflection Requirement in PSYC204/206, PSYC303, PSYC490 and PSYC493/494.
Dr. Anderson will be available for a 30-minute informal virtual chat with students/faculty/staff after the lecture presentation.
Topic: Psychology Lecture Series: Dr. Riana Anderson
Time: Oct 23, 2020 02:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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