The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences currently offers two specialty courses with a focus on diversity. These include PSYC 366 Multicultural Psychology offered every semester and a new course starting in the Fall of PSYC 414, African American Psychology (WR).
The Clinical program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a graduate course focused on ethnic and cultural issues called PSYC 687 Multicultural Considerations in Clinical Psychology Research & Practice. This course is recommended for all clinical graduate students and others with the permission of the instructor.
Dr. Kevin Chapman has been conducting research on the relationship between anxiety disorders in African American parents and their children. Click here for more information about the CAFÉ Research Lab.
Dr. Monnica Williams has been conducting research in the area of African Americans with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the relationship between ethnic identity and psychopathology. Students interested in assisting with research projects in these areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Williams.
Prospective Graduate Students
Drs. Chapman and Williams are currently seeking new clinical graduate students with an interest in ethnic minority psychology. Graduate students will have the opportunity to conduct psychopathology research about African Americans, attend relevant conferences, and receive clinical training working with this population. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Chapman or Dr. Williams before applying to the Graduate Program to discuss their interest.