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Race and Healing

Expanding the Conversation

Gail Parker, S. Kent Butler, Amber Flynn, Deran Young, Lambers Fisher, Monnica Williams, Zachary Taylor • 8/26/2020

Now, more than ever, we’re engaged as a society in finding ways to have a truly meaningful dialogue about race and racism. But how do we translate good intentions into practice? In this discussion, six clinicians of color speak candidly with a white therapist about what actually helps heal race-based stress and trauma, rather than just pay it lip service.

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Race and Healing

Expanding the Conversation

Gail Parker, S. Kent Butler, Amber Flynn, Deran Young, Lambers Fisher, Monnica Williams, Zachary Taylor • 8/26/2020

Now, more than ever, we’re engaged as a society in finding ways to have a truly meaningful dialogue about race and racism. But how do we translate good intentions into practice? In this discussion, six clinicians of color speak candidly with a white therapist about what actually helps heal race-based stress and trauma, rather than just pay it lip service.

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Dr. Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist who was named one of the top 25 thought leaders in PTSD by PTSD Journal. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.

Dr. Williams has published over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles focused on trauma and other anxiety-related disorders and cultural differences. She is an associate editor of the Behavior Therapist and New Ideas in Psychology, and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

A past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Williams is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities. She is also Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments.