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Past Community Events

2022 Events 

Scholarship Fundraiser. ABPsi Detroit and community members raised over $4000 for our LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Scholarship Fund. Awardees of the scholarship can use their scholarship toward books and other academic expenses, research, conference attendance, and licensure preparation. Click here to learn more about the LaMaurice Gardner Memorial Fund.

2021 Events 

Community Outreach Event. ABPsi Detroit members donated over $1000 worth of winter clothing and gifts to a family of five, from Black Family Development, Inc. Every member of the family was given a coat, sweater, hat, gloves, scarf, socks, face masks, hand sanitizer, and multiple stocking stuffers.The mission of Black Family Development, Inc. aligns with ABPsi Detroit's mission to positively contribute to the well-being and mental health of the larger Black community. Click here to more about their organization. 

Special Event. A Conversation with Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. 

Spring Symposium. Cultural Invalidations and Racial Codeswitching: What are the psychological implications? Presented by Myles Durkee, PhD. Virtual Event.

2020 Events 

Spring Symposium. 'The Talk' & COVID-19: The Influence of Racism & Racial Socialization in a Global Pandemic. Presented by Riana Anderson, PhD. Virtual Event

2019 Events

Film Screening and Panel Discussion.  Trauma, Healing and Community Transformation. Film “Set Yourself on Fire” by Darnell Lamont Walker. Panelists included Samara Hough, MSW, Josh Thurman, MA, & Aja Burks, MSW. Keynote address.  Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory. Presented by Jennifer Gomez, PhD

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Special Event. Working While Black; Mental Health in the Work Environment for the young Black professional in partnership with Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit.

2018 Events

Special Event. 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Association of Black Psychologists in Michigan: Tradition and Transformation.

Film Screening. ABPsi Documentary "Toward a Black Psychology: Origins & Evolutions of a Discipline" produced by Shaun O. Utsey. 

2017 Events

ABPsi Midwest Regional Symposium Host. Finding Self-Care in the Face of Secondary Trauma for Black Mental Health Professionals/Students: Working on Ourselves and For Our Communities.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion. Mental illness in the African Diaspora. “Outside the House” by Darnell Lamont Walker. Panelists included Samara Hough, MSW, Josh Thurman, MA, & Aja Burks, MSW.

2016 Events

Student Training Workshop. Using the DSM-5 and an Intersectional Approach to Enhancing Cultural Competence among Addiction Professionals. Presented by Kip Thompson, PhD

Emotional Emancipation Circle. Emotional Emancipation (EE) Circles℠ are self-help support groups in which we, Black people, work together to overcome, heal  from, and overturn the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority: the root causes of the devaluing of Black lives. Collaborative event between the Community Healing Network and the Association of Black  Psychologists.

Cultural Competency Workshop For Black Health Professionals. Working clinically with lesbians, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, questioning, and gender non-conforming clients (LGBT/GNC). Presented by Amorie Robinson, PhD

2015 Events

Student Networking Event. Students from Metro Detroit area schools attended to network with other students, former students, and professionals. Presented by Joan Blount, MS

2014 Events

Community Event. This community event was a part of Affirmations Annual LGBT Health Fair and focused on how stress affects cardiovascular and mental health of LGBT people of color. Co-sponsored by the Detroit ABPsi, University of Detroit Mercy, and the A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective. Facilitated by Melissa Blount, PhD, & Amorie Robinson, PhD

2013 Events

Community Event. This community event was co-sponsored by the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists, University of Detroit Mercy, and the A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective. Panelists Melissa Blount, PhD, Koyonne Mims, PhD; Facilitator Amorie Robinson, PhD

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