Thriving Thursdays: BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month
Time & Location
About the Event
Join this powerful discussion as Dr. Jackman sits down with Dr. Billie Jo Kipp to discuss her work with Native American Youth and their emotional health needs.
The program will occur in Zoom and also be live streamed on InnoPsych's Facebook page.
Dr. Billie Jo Kipp, is a clinical psychologist and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe. Dr. Kipp worked as a research associate at the University of New Mexico Center of Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, and she assisted New Mexico's Head Start programs through her work as a local specialist for the Academy for Educational Development's American Indian Technical Assistance Network in Washington, D.C. As an associate scientist at the University of New Mexico Masters in Public Health's School of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine in Albuquerque, Dr. Kipp coordinated her department in the establishment of a range of collaborative laboratory and/or field research projects. She also worked as a child and clinical psychologist at the Laguna Behavioral Health Services in Laguna, NM; child and clinical psychologist at Sandia Behavioral Health in Bernalillo, NM; co-investigator for the Community Health Paraprofessional Diabetes Specialist Training Program's Project ECHO at the University of New Mexico; and associate director of training and education at the University of New Mexico's Center for Native American Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine in Albuquerque. She is currently the Associate Director for Research and Evaluation for the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute. More recently, Dr Kipp was selected by the American Psychological Association as FIRSTS WOMEN OF COLOR CHANGE MAKERS NATIONAL TOUR and one of the top NATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Dr. Kipp's research and clinical experience has positioned her well as an expert in Native American health and wellness.
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.