Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin to Address Spirituality & Psychotherapy Conference

Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin of the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology is widely renowned for her research, publications and insights on multicultural issues, particularly the mental health concerns that arise within African-American families.

Dr. Boyd-Franklin will be speaking at the 2014 Spirituality & Psychotherapy Annual Conference presented by Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in partnership with the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. A lecture open to mental health practitioners and the public, entitled “Reaching Out to African-American Families: Partnerships between Churches and Family Providers,” will be held on Friday, March 21, at Light of the World Christian Church, from 7 to 9 p.m. (registration at 6:30). A workshop exclusively for mental health practitioners will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at CTS.

Acclaimed for her research and writing on multicultural family/life dynamics, Dr. Boyd-Franklin’s work encompasses a breadth of scholarly research and therapeutic insights related to multicultural families and couples. These include the treatment of African-American families, ethnicity and family therapy, home-based therapy, marital and couples therapy, the development of a model of therapeutic support groups for African-American families living with AIDS and issues in working with African-American children and adolescents. She is the author of four books, including: “Black Families in Therapy: A Multisystem Approach,” “Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues,” “Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-Based, School and Community Interventions,” with Dr. Brenna Bry; and, “Boys Into Men: Raising Our African-American Teenage Sons,” with Dr. Anderson J. Franklin.

Dr. Boyd-Franklin is the recipient of numerous honors and awards including Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Ethnic Minority Psychology and to the Mentoring of Students from Division 45 of the APA (2001); the award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theory, Practice and Research on Psychotherapy with Women from Division 35 of the APA (1996); the Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award from the Association of Black Psychologists (1994); and, the Pioneering Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy.

To register to attend the conference, click here.

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