44 Days: Black Mental Health Series

Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location:
Dante Hall, Soda Activity Center: Moraga Room or Dante, Room 204 , 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

Black Mental Health Series

Kristee Haggins, PhD: community healer, African-centered psychologist, and professor

Kristee Haggins, PhD: community healer, African-centered psychologist, and professorKristee Haggins is a community healer and African-centered psychologist and professor who takes a holistic approach to healing mind, body, spirit, and community. She is a founding member of Safe Black Space Community Healing Circles and is committed to promoting health and wellness, particularly in the Black community. Haggins studied Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, where she received a BA with honors. She earned an MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the Ohio State University.  Haggins has had a multifaceted career as a clinician, educator, consultant, trainer, and university administrator. Currently, she is a professor at California Northstate University and at Alliant International University, Sacramento, where she teaches courses in multicultural counseling and therapy skills. Haggins has expertise in racial stress and trauma; African American mental health; multicultural psychology/diversity issues; and spirituality and mental health. In 2016, she was awarded the Community Healing Award by the Community Healing Network (CHN) for her collaboration with CHN and the Association of Black Psychologists.

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 – 6 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Dante, Room 204 - 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

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Taisha Caldwell, PhD: licensed psychologist and founder at The Black Girl Doctor 

44 Days Speaker Taisha Caldwell-Harvey PhD.Taisha Caldwell is a social justice advocate, lover of life, licensed psychologist, and Bay Area native. She propelled to the forefront as a leader in mental health when she was hired by the University of California to manage an $8M mental health grant that spanned across the 10-campus system and led to new innovations, policy changes, funding augmentations, and the identification of an entire series of best practices. In 2017 Caldwell founded The Black Girl Doctor, a virtual therapy practice that specializes in evidence-based and culturally congruent care of professional Black women. Less than three years old, The Black Girl Doctor is quickly growing into the go-to place for women in leadership to get support dealing with all the things that get in the way of their pursuit of love, money, and happiness. The Black Girl Doctor is rooted in the belief that despite living in a world that doesn’t always affirm their existence, Black folks’ desire to be excellent should not rob them of their ability to experience joy every single day. Caldwell spreads this message through therapy, group wellness coaching, and organizational consultation.   

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 – 6. to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Dante, Room 204 - 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575

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Derrick Bines, PhD: postdoctoral psychology fellow and researcher

44 Days Speaker Derrick Bines, PhD: postdoctoral psychology fellow and researcherDerrick Bines is currently completing a postdoctoral Psychology fellowship at University of California, Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Bines’ experiences as a first-generation college graduate have influenced his passion for helping students navigate their academic journey. Bines’ research centers on the experiences of Black and other marginalized populations. Specifically, his research explores factors that facilitate and hinder the academic experiences of Black college students. Bines has experience working in university equity and inclusion, teaching, and university counseling center outreach. In an effort to maintain balance, he enjoys laughing as often as possible, spending time with his community, cooking new dishes, and wearing socks that remind him to be himself. He earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a BA in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton.

 

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 6. to 9 p.m.

LOCATION:  Dante, Room 204 - 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94575
 

 

Additional Dates & Times: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
3 Speakers for Black Mental Health Series for 44 days