156. The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective with Helen Neville, Hector Adames, Bryana French, and Grace Chen

Join Diana for an important and empowering discussion with Dr. Helen Neville, Dr. Hector Adames, Dr. Bryana French, and Dr. Grace Chen, four BIPOC psychologists and members of The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective, about steps we can take at the individual and community level to heal from racial oppression. Collectively. 

Listen and Learn

  • What is radical healing?
  • How does radical healing differ from conventional healing approaches?
  • Why NOW’s a key time to raise the critical consciousness
  • Why cultural authenticity matters
  • Ways radical healing can help BIPOC communities weather Covid-19 
  • Tips on how to talk about race, racism, and inclusivity
  • How to approach “hot moment” conversations about race to engender change
  • What is radical hope and how to cultivate it in trying times
  • Resources, resources, resources!

About The Psychology of Radical Healing Collective

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Dr. Helen Neville

About Dr. Helen Neville: Dr. Neville is a Provost Fellow and Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Educational Psychology and African American Studies departments. She is the former President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race (American Psychological Association Division 45) and the lead editor of the Handbook of African American Psychology. Dr. Neville has authored, coauthored and edited 7 books and close to 90 articles. She also serves on the editorial boards of several other psychology and Black Studies journals. Dr. Neville received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Dr. Hector Adames

About Dr. Hector Adames: Dr. Adames is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus and the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). He is also the editor of Latinx Psychology Today (LPT) and is on the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist and Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. Dr. Adames is the co-author of Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences. He also co-authored two forthcoming books; Race and Colorism: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs and Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized World: Behavioral and Psychosocial Treatments. Dr. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University in Ohio.

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Dr. Bryana French

About Dr. Bryana French: Dr. French is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. She researches the psychosocial impacts of sexual coercion among racially diverse adolescents and the radical healing of black, and indigenous people. Dr. French’s work has been published in several journals such as The Counseling PsychologistJournal of African American Studies, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence and she has held several leadership roles in the American Psychological Association. Dr. French earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois.

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Dr. Grace Chen

Dr. Grace Chen: Dr. Chen is a licensed psychologist and life coach in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. Chen specializes in helping clients with marginalized identities to feel heard and understood and empowers them to embrace their strengths, gifts and potential. Dr. Chen also facilitates support groups for graduate women students at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and was formerly a professor at the Palo Alto University. Dr. Chen earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.


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Episode 156