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Psychology Professor Gives Web Conference on Child Trauma, Spirituality, and Religion
Thema Bryant-Davis, assistant professor of psychology at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, will host a free, live web conference on child trauma, spirituality, and religion on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In association with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, whose mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children and their families, Bryant-Davis will discuss forms of child trauma, religion as barrier or challenge, and spiritually competent care. Join the web conference by clicking here or listen to the conference at a later date once it has been archived on the Web site.
Bryant-Davis is a researcher, licensed psychologist, and author of the book Thriving in the wake of trauma: A multicultural guide. She completed her doctoral training at Duke University and her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center. She served as coordinator of the Princeton University SHARE Program, a sexual violence prevention/intervention program. For three years, she served as an American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations where she advocated for global mental health. Bryant-Davis provides training nationally on the cultural context of trauma. She has published scholarship focused on sexual assault, child abuse, and the societal trauma of racism. Relevant to this presentation, Bryant-Davis is a minister at First AME Church in Los Angeles.