Thriving Thursdays: Hope, Health & Healing in Communities of Color
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About this Event Inspired by Maya Angelo’s quote, "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style", InnoPsych, Inc., presents Thriving Thursdays, a live chat with mental health and wellness professionals whose groundbreaking work is bringing hope, healing, and health to communities of color! Live Chat with Maysa Akbar, Ph.D. and Bedford Palmer II, Ph.D.Moderator: Dr. Charmain F. Jackman, Founder, InnoPsych.
Dr. Maysa Akbar is a groundbreaking psychologist, best-selling author, and healer. Her work in discovering and developing the existence of Urban TraumaTM, a framework that unpacks how people of color are in a state of crisis due to oppressive societal systems, which results in feelings of anger, rage, and hopelessness. Defining Urban Trauma allows for new healing paths that empower diverse communities to unearth liberation and freedom while creating a new legacy. Dr. Akbar is an engaging and dynamic speaker on Urban Trauma, Restorative Practices, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She brings wisdom, courage, and passion to both the learned community and a wider audience. Learn more at www.maysaakbar.com.
Dr. Bedford Palmer is a licensed psychologist, an Associate Professor, and the interim chair of the Counseling Department at Saint Mary’s College of California. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and researches issues related to social justice and cultural factors. Dr. Palmer maintains a small private practice in Oakland California, where he works with a diverse clientele and provides multicultural competence training to individuals and organizations. He is also producer/cohost of the Naming It podcast and the author of "Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family. Learn more at www.drbfpalmer.com and follow @drbfpalmer on Twitter and Instagram.
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