Howard University Graduate School

The 5th Annual
National Black Counseling Psychologist Conference
Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2008





Social Justice and the

Psychological Impact of Black Leadership



Howard University

Armour J. Blackburn University Center

Washington, DC


Registration DEADLINE is April 8, 2008

All conference participants MUST register to attend

Conference is FREE for students


Registration Instructions:

Copy and Paste the Registration Form onto a blank Word document, complete all areas, and email it to:


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Day 1



Registration and light refreshments

[Blackburn Center, Reading Room]


Noon– 4 pm



Trauma and the Gulf Coast:

Healing the Historical Wounds Post-Katrina

Benson Cooke, Ph.D.

University of the District of Columbia

CE’s offered; Contact for Price



Clinical Utility of Hypnosis and its African


Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

CE’s offered; Contact for Price



6pm – 8pm

Book Signing, Great Food*, and Talk @ Sankofa Book Store

2714 Georgia Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001


*Food will not be provided by Conference; participants must purchase food on own.




Day 2




Blackburn Center



Welcome Address

Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., Dean

School of Education

Howard University


 10:30 – 11:45

Concurrent Panels

[Blackburn Center]


Professional Panel: Preparing Competent Counseling Psychologists for Leadership and Social Justice in 2008 and Beyond



 Angela D. Ferguson, Ph.D.

Program  Director, Howard University

Rosemary E. Phelps, Ph.D.

Professor & Department Head, University of Georgia-Athens

Nickole Conerly-Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Training, Howard University Counseling Services

Linda Brown Wright, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University


Student Panel: How to Balance the Demands of Education, Training, & Leadership: The Plight of Student Activists



Bedford F. Palmer, M.A.

Association of Black Psychologists, Chair-Elect

University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale

J.E.M.E.G. Dees, M.A.

Association of Black Psychologists, Graduate Student Eastern Regional Representative

Howard University

Nicole Manns, M.A.

American Psychological Association Graduate Student Representative

Howard University

Maryam M. Jernigan, M.Ed.

Program Coordinator of Sankofa Summer Program for AA and Latino Female Youth

Boston College


12 – 2:30


[Blackburn Center / Reading Room]


Eldership Award

Recipient: Clemmont E. Vontress, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus


Keynote Address

Dhoruba Bin Wahad

Author and Social Activist



Concurrent Panels

[Blackburn Center]


Journal Panel:  Leadership in Journals and Publishing



Shawn O. Utsey, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Black Psychology

Frederick D. Harper, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Negro Education

Alex Pieterse, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

The Counseling Psychologists


Congressional Black Caucasus: The Role of Psychologists in the Political Process and its Impact on the Black Community



Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Howard University

Faruq T. N. Iman, Ph.D., C.H.P.

Editor of the Association of Black Psychologists’ Eastern Region newsletter

Educator with the School District of Philadelphia





Community Activism Panel:

Community Leadership and Black Radical Traditions: From 1968 to 2048



Dhoruba Bin Wahad

 Author & Political Activist

Muhammad Ahmad, Ph.D.

Temple University



Reception and Award Ceremony

[Blackburn Center]


Join us as we engage in critical discussions and trainings on issues affecting Black people inside and outside of the halls of academia. Invited panelists reflect multiple levels of leadership.



This year’s conference is in recognition of the 40 year anniversary of the Association of Black Psychologists, 25 year anniversary of the Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, and 40 years after the ascendancy of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense—it is time to address the Black Power Movement from a psychological perspective!



For more information, email:

Conference Chair: Linda M. Terry, M.A.

Howard University, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student






 This event is sponsored by the