Welcome to the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Psychologists (DFW ABPsi)!
We encourage you to visit each section of the website to familiarize yourself with our mission and program planning. As an organization of psychologists, clinicians, researchers, educators, social service providers, community leaders, advocates, students, and more…we invite you to engage with us through service, education, and networking.
We are an organization committed to addressing psychological, social, and economic concerns that affect mental health wellness with an emphasis on the Black community and marginalized groups.
DFW ABPsi Community Meeting Dates 2019
Community meetings are open to all and held four times a year at the South Dallas Cultural Center located at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75210. Time: 1-3 pm.
Continuing Education (CE) Workshops are provided to members, mental health professionals, students, and the general community. View below for workshop details and registration information.
Documentary viewing on Black Psychology with discussion about relevance to mental health and community engagement.
“What’s Up with All The Medication?”: Psychiatry and the Black Community
Join us for presentations and an interactive discussion with mental health panelists from your community.
Dr. Carmen Webb (Adult Psychiatrist)
Dr. Jessica Moore (Child/Adol Psychiatry Fellow)
Event is open to the public at no cost! Come out with questions and to support!
Zumba: Move Your Body, Move Your Mind!
Come out and join us as we exercise our bodies and minds. Experienced Zumba instructors will lead us to routines of dance and movement as we a break to enjoy ourselves with music. Join us at this FREE community event, as we dance the stress away! We will follow up with a cool down as we learn strategies for relaxation.
Date: August 17th
Time: 1-2 pm (Zumba)
2-2:30 pm (Relaxation Activity)
South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 Fitzhugh Ave Dallas, TX 75210
Multi Arts Room
“So, Your Client is a Bigot?” Ethics of Addressing Prejudice Patients for Minority Providers
Have you felt uncomfortable when your client mentions content that suggests prejudice or racism? How have you handled the situation? We will have a presentation and provocative discussion with a leader in the field about how to navigate these complex interactions.
OBJECTIVES: 1) Address ethical dilemmas encountered when working with prejudiced clients 2) Provide a process for determining ethically appropriate responses to clients’ prejudicial comments
Presenters: Aysha Najjab, BA; Hayden Mbroh, BS; & Michael Gottlieb, PhD, ABPP
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: The Multi-Arts Room
South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue, Dalla
$10 General Admission
DFW ABPsi seeks to address psychological, sociological, economic, and political issues that affect the Black community. In doing so, we work with local organizations in meeting the mental health wellness needs of Black communities through volunteer efforts and education.
Featuring Dr. Michael Selders, Vice-President of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Psychologists.
Sharing with parents about the value of paying attention to their children’s emotional needs and overall wellness.
UNT Dallas & Community Partners present
Mental Health Wellness: The Stigmas, The Stereotypes, The Strategies
DFW ABPsi members joined a conference with astounding breakout sessions from an impressive group that included: Dr. Kenneth Rogers, Chief of Psychiatry at Parkland Health and Hospital Corporation. T: Kelly Jameson PhD, LPC-S, Kevin Lambert Psy.D., Mona Robbins PhD, Gary Cochran LPC, Shelia Lumar PhD, LPC, LaWanda Evans PhD, LPC, Megan Pickens LPC-S, Tanisha Guy PhD, LPC-S, Michael Selders PhD, Stephanie McGary LPC, Karen Dumas LPC and Pamela Fox PhD, MDiv, LCSW.
DFW ABPsi and community friends returned to the Dr. Pepper Stadium to participate in a 5K walk to raise awareness about mental health. We met our team goal of $500 and raised funds were allocated to directly support the mission of the NAMI Southern Sector to provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and families in our community. THANK YOU for your support!
Professional and student members of DFW ABPsi will join Paul Quinn students to discuss pursuing a career in psychology.
Community Events Calendar
Here is a listing of community events across the DFW Metroplex. Want your event posted here? Contact us!
Matters of the Heart panel discussion: Sponsored by Frost Bank
The Purpose of this event is to create a safe environment for African American professional women to openly discuss unconscious issues that affect the “matters of the heart”. Often times we work diligently focusing on our careers and families, yet we neglect to address or openly express and discuss personal unconscious issues. When matters of the heart are oppressed, it may ultimately impact mental, physical and financial health.
You are invited to attend a Free Mental Health Symposium on Saturday, October 5, 2019, led by industry experts featuring concurrent workshop sessions on mental health patterns that impact all age groups. A lively interactive panel of mental health experts and a consumer of mental health services will discuss through their lens’ ways to navigate the road to mental wellness.
Socials & Networking
DFW ABPsi hosts various social gatherings to promote a supportive community among professionals from a range of backgrounds. Networking opportunities are also available at the end of each DFW ABPsi quarterly business meeting. Continue to check in for upcoming events.