The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective

Helen A. Neville received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was on the faculty in Psychology, Educational and Counseling Psychology, and Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she co-founded and co-directed the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation. Currently, Dr. Neville is a Provost Fellow and professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has (co)authored/edited 7 books and nearly 90 articles. Her research on issues of race, racism, and racial identity has appeared in a wide range of journals including the American Psychologist, Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Journal of Black Studies, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and she has written book chapters on a variety of topics related to the psychological well-being of African Americans. She is the lead editor of the Handbook of African American Psychology, a past Associate Editor of the Journal of Black Psychology and of The Counseling Psychologist, and she serves on the editorial boards of a number of other psychology and Black Studies journals. Dr. Neville has been recognized for her research and mentoring efforts including receiving the APA Graduate Students Kenneth and Mamie Clark Award, the APA Division 45 Charles and Shirley Thomas Award for mentoring/contributions to African American students/community, and the Winter Roundtable Janet E. Helms Mentoring Award. She was honored with the Association of Black Psychologists’ Distinguished Psychologist of the Year award and the APA Minority Fellowship Award, Dalmas Taylor Award for Outstanding Research Contribution. She is the Past-President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45).

Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). Currently, he is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus and the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). He is the editor of Latinx Psychology Today  (LPT) and serves on the editorial board of APA’s Division-17 journal, The Counseling Psychologist and the journal, Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. Dr. Adames is the co-author of a textbook focusing on skin-color and physiognomy among U.S. Latinx titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press. He is the co-author of two upcoming books titled, Race and Colorism: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs published by Rowman & Littlefield and Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments published by Springer Science. His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness. He has earned several awards including the 2018 Distinguished Emerging Professional Research Award from The Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). You can follow Dr. Adames on Twitter @HYAdames

Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latina/o Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). She is the associate editor of Latinx Psychology Today (LPT) and the co-author of a textbook that focuses on skin-color and within group differences among Latino/as in the U.S. titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences (Routledge Press). She is the co-author of an upcoming book titled, Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs published by Rowman & Littlefield. Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, multiculturalism, and race relations. She has earned a number of awards including the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Citizen Psychologist Award. You can follow Dr. Chavez-Dueñas on Twitter @NYChavez

Della V. Mosley received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the APA accredited program at the University of Kentucky and completed her APA doctoral internship at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services. She is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Area at the University of Florida’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Mosley leads the Wellness, Equity, Love, Liberation, and Sexuality (WELLS) Healing and Research Collective. The research that she and the WELLS collective conducts is centered on the psychopolitical wellness of Black, queer,trans and/or gender expansive people, and generally has healing justice, advocacy or activism component embedded within it from conceptualization. She has earned several awards including The Counseling Psychologist Outstanding Paper Award for the major contribution “Sex Positivity in Counseling Psychology” and the Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award for the manuscript “Black Lives Matter: A Call to Action for Counseling Psychology Leaders” by the Society for Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17) Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity. Dr. Mosley is an APA Minority Fellow.

Bryana H. French earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois where she studied under Dr. Neville, and she completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. After interning at the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, she began her career at the University of Missouri with a joint tenure-track position in Counseling Psychology and Black Studies. She then joined the faculty at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas and is now a licensed psychologist and tenured Associate Professor. Her research has explored the psychological and sexual health correlates and impacts of adolescent sexual coercion and sexual scripting, using a Black feminist framework. She has published in journals such as The Counseling Psychologist, Violence Against Women, Psychology of Men & Masculinities, Journal of African American Studies, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Her research on men’s sexual victimization has been featured in several news outlets including Time, US News, and Huffington Post. Dr. French’s training interests focus on multicultural counseling development and social justice pedagogy. She has held multiple leadership roles in APA; she is currently APA Council Representative for Division 17. She was recently co-chair of the Division 45 Presidential Task Force: Promoting Healing through Social Justice. Dr. French’s work has been recognized throughout her career, including her past fellowship with the APA Minority Fellowship Program.

Jioni A. Lewis received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research is focused on the intersection of racism and sexism (i.e., gendered racism) on the mental and physical health of women of color, as well as resilience and protective factors that buffer individuals against the negative effects of these experiences. Dr. Lewis has applied intersectionality theory and microaggressions theory to develop the Gendered Racial Microaggressions Scale (Lewis & Neville, 2015), which is a self-report instrument to measure subtle forms of gendered racism. Dr. Lewis has received several national awards, including the 2015 Carolyn Payton Early Career Professional Award from the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity Award from the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17), and the 2018 Charles and Shirley Thomas Mentoring Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (APA Division 45). She served on the 2018 APA Division 45 Presidential Task Force on Promoting Healing Through Social Justice. She is also President-Elect of the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), Section 1 (Psychology of Black Women).

Dr. Grace Chen is a licensed psychologist and a life coach based in Menlo Park, CA. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her focus is helping young and mid-career professional women embrace their strengths and understand their potential. Grace values people’s experiences within the context of their upbringing and lived experiences, including their cultural identities (e.g., as a woman, person of color, LGBTQ, etc.). She values the simple things in life: gratitude, kindness, relationship, and balance. In addition to providing individual psychotherapy and coaching, Grace facilitates support groups for graduate women students (MBA and Ph.D.) at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Previously, Grace served as the Associate Director of the Office of Professional Advising and Development at Palo Alto University where she supported clinical psychology Ph.D. students’ professional identity development and guided them in navigating conflicts and challenges at their clinical training sites. She provided advising and coaching to doctoral students in their clinical field placements, including facilitating their placement at APA-accredited internships (the gold standard in clinical psychology).

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