Drawing Upon Our African Roots In Countering Implicit Bias In The Workforce
Co-presenter with Dr. Theopia Jackson
The ABPsi International Convention provides an outstanding educational program, which includes continuing education units and general professional development opportunities for attendees. Keynote speakers, guest panelists and general sessions cover a diverse array of topics related to the practice, research and professional training related to the total well being of our world community. In addition to over 80 presentations, the Annual Business and Committee meetings are held, and students and early career professionals have the opportunities to be mentored by the association's elders and seasoned members.
Afrikan educator and philosopher, Fela Sowande, suggests that "the more deeply and powerfully entrenched our roots are in the soil native to (us), the more able (we are) to weather all storms." The essentiality of connectedness to our Afrikan roots as the foundation for the mental health and the future development and well-being of Black families, communities, organizations, and institutions will be the focus of presentations throughout this convention. Theoretical, research, and clinical presentations that address the importance of cultural rootedness on all aspects of the functioning of people of Afrikan ancestry are invited.