In recognition of Black History Month, The Chicago School is hosting a national lecture with Dr. Joseph White, the eminent psychologist affectionately known as the “Godfather” of Black Psychology. The topic of Dr. White’s lecture will be Black Psychology: A Historical Review and Outline of Today’s Challenges. The presentation is expected to stimulate a subsequent discussion on the implications of the concept of Black Psychology for understanding and addressing mental health issues in the nation’s African American community. The concept of Black Psychology emerged in the early 1970s and has served subsequently to advance the viewing of theory and practice in psychology through the lens of culturally diverse groups. A Q & A will follow Dr. White’s presentation.
Friday, February 17, 2012
1–2 p.m. EST
noon–1 p.m. CST
10 –11 a.m. PST
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Washington, D.C., Campus
901 15th St., NW, Rooms 2L03A and 2L03B
(McPherson Square, Blue and Orange lines)
Chicago Campus (via video conference)
325 N. Wells St., Room 412
L.A. Campus (via video conference)
617 W. 7th St., Room 915
Dr. White is currently Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine. During the 1968 conference of the American Psychological Association, Dr. White rose to prominence by helping found the Association of Black Psychologists. In recognition for his decades of service, President Clinton honored Dr. White with a Citation of Achievement in Psychology and Community Service in 1994. Dr. White also is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Minnesota (2007) and an Honorary Doctorate degree by The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 2010.
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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit graduate schools dedicated exclusively to the applications of psychology and related behavioral sciences. The school is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, which has recognized TCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The school’s community service initiatives have resulted in four consecutive years of recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the additional “With Distinction” honor in 2010 and 2011. The Chicago Campus of TCSPP was one of only 115 schools in the nation to receive the 2010 Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, for its significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. Campuses are located in Chicago; in Los Angeles, Westwood, and Irvine, California; and the newest campus in Washington, D.C. Doctoral psychology programs and masters psychology programs are offered on-ground and in an online-blended format.
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