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DVABPsi Presenters Include:



Post Office Box 542 Westtown, Pennsylvania 19395-0542
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Virtual and Live Mental Health Career Day


Part II

Sponsored by Lincoln University, PA

Saturday, March 9, 2024

11:30 AM to 1 PM EST

Zoom Link:

Lincoln University

School of Adult and Continuing Education

  3020 Market Street, Fourth Floor



It is reported that approximately seven million have reported mental health issues during the past year. We know that this number is not representative of the almost universally experienced traumas among Blacks. Part of the reason that Black under report their mental health issues is that Blacks have been historically mistreated by mental health workers who are primarily white (76.4%). Melanics (People of Color) make up the rest of the mental health professionals in the following percentages: Asia, 10.6%; Latinx 6.3%, and African American, 4.1%; and less than 0.4% are Native American/Indigenous mental health professionals. These statistics and the letters of apology by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association for continued racist policies and behaviors speaks to the critical need to increase the number of Black and other Melanic mental health professionals to address the mental health needs among Melanics in particular. Getting Blacks and other Melanics into graduate programs is one of the hurdles that must be addressed. Having sound ethical advice about the mental health fields has been lacking in many colleges and universities. Organizations such as the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists and educational institutions such as Lincoln University, the first degree granting institution of higher education for Blacks are critical components of eradicating the shortage of Black mental health professionals. Mental health career days are essential in guiding undergraduates and graduate students into appropriate mental health fields and providing the needed support to navigate alienating and sometimes hostile educational environments. This training will provide students, professionals and the general public with insights from Black mental health professionals.




Presenters will include clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, school psychologists, counselors, therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, experimental psychologists, forensic psychologists, human services professionals, mental health clinic CEOs/owners, and others.

Topic: DVABPSI Mental Health Career Day - Ethical Decisions in Career Selections: Leveraging Unique Skill Sets 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe ethical issues facing people in the mental health field.

  2. List culturally specific strategies used to treat Black and other Melanics (People of Color).

  3. Analyze various career choices and make ethical choices based on your unique skill sets.

  4. List career choices and some of the challenges and benefits.

  5. Create a plan for exploring career choices based on ethical and culturally specific information.


Contact: Dr. Pamela Kennebrew 215-668-7668



Please save all questions until the end of the Presentations


Greetings: Ingrid Tulloch, Ph.D. DVABPsi President

Introductions: Janice HoffmanWillis, Ed.D. DVABPsi Founding Member


  • Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice): Ayo Gooden, Ph.D.

  • Social Psychologist (Holistic): Faruq Iman, Ph.D.

  • Research Psychologist (Principal Investigator for Neurobiology of Risky Health Behavior Lab): Ingrid Tulloch, Ph.D.

  • Counseling Psychologist (Careers in the Prison System): Carlton Payne, Ph.D.

  • Educator (Community Mental Health): Colmon Holmes, M.Ed.

  • Clinical Psychologist/Social Worker (Experiences as a Student): Ferlin Charles, Psy.D. LCSW

  • School Psychologist (The Urban School Environment): Janice HoffmanWillis, Ed.D. 

  • Counseling Psychologist (Jobs/Internships at Dunbar Community Counseling Services): Reginald Banks, Ph.D.

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