ABPsi & African-Centered Psychology with Dr. Donell Barnett– Episode 273

When we think about cultures that are more community oriented, we embrace the concept of Ubuntu, which says “I am because you are. You are because I am”. It is this notion that we are inextricably connected to one another, to our world, to our environment, to all that is around us. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Donell Barnett. Donell is a counseling psychologist and Past President at The Association of Black Psychologists. Donell has served as the Director of HIV Prevention Programs, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Behavioral Health Clinic Director, and Chief of Field Investigations and Program Evaluation for the US Army Public Health Center. His expertise and interests include trauma, the role of faith in wellness, and programs to improve the health and well-being of communities left out of economic and social growth. Together Graham and Donell discuss the creation of ABPsi and the critique of APA, healing through relationships and community, and the unique skills and attitudes of black psychologists in the mental health field. ABPsi is the liberation of the African Mind, the empowerment of the African Character, and the enlivenment of the African Spirit.


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