Thriving Thursdays: BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
Time & Location
About the Event
Join this powerful discussion as Dr. Jackman sits down with Dr. Shannon Beach is a Native psychologist based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dr. Shannon will discuss his work with couples and family, with a particular focus on working with Native communities.
The program will occur in Zoom and also be live streamed on InnoPsych's Facebook page.
Dr. Shannon Beach is a psychologist working on faculty with the Family Medicine Residency program at SSM – St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has worked previously with Oklahoma tribal nations beginning as a graduate assistant and later as a psychologist. Dr. Beach is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Counseling Psychology doctoral program and received postdoctoral training at the Oklahoma City VA in Couple and Family Counseling. He is a three-time diversity delegate to the APA Practice Leadership Conference for the State of Oklahoma and is the current chair of the Diversity Division of the Oklahoma Psychological Association. Dr. Beach is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma but grew up on what is today the Muscogee reservation in Oklahoma. Dr. Beach currently resides and works in what are the current or traditional homelands or hunting lands of the Osage, Caddo, Comanche, and the Wichita and affiliated tribes. Dr. Beach’s paternal family has been in the state since the time of forced removal from their traditional homelands which began in 1837 from what is today northern Mississippi and western Tennessee.
Charmain F. Jackman, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained, licensed psychologist with over 23 years in the mental health field. Dr. Jackman is the founder + CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization on a mission to change the face of therapy and to promote wellness & healing for people of color. InnoPsych, Inc., is an award-winning organization focused on increasing access to therapy through its online therapist of color directory and thought-provoking emotional wellness programming. As a change-maker, Dr. Jackman is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mental health, and diversity, equity, and inclusion and has created social impact initiatives that support community members and mental health professionals. She has used her expertise to shape how organizations respond to and support their employees during the COVID-19 and racial violence crises. Dr. Jackman is the recipient of the City of Boston’s Black History Month’s 2021 Innovator of the Year Award. In 2020, Dr. Jackman was the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s 2020 PLC Diversity Award, and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Business People of Color by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Jackman LOVES talking about mental health and is a national spokesperson for mental health and emotional wellness. She has also been featured in both print and TV media outlets locally and nationally.