The historical effects of racism on Black communities continue to have an extraordinary effect on the psychologist-client relationship. Research suggests that Black communities experience difficulty with trusting psychologists and may present as resistant to treatment. Historically, this lack of trust has been named “cultural paranoia.” In her presentation, Dr. Burrell will tell the story of time. She will connect significant historical assaults to ongoing disparate practices provided to Black communities. She will challenge the psychologists’ role and the generational effects of mental health within the Black communities. She will provide therapeutic insights and discuss how to gain rapport and provide appropriate, helpful, treatment interventions.
Dr. Evelyn Burrell is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona. She is the clinical training director at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Burrell is the president and Federal Advocacy Coordinator (FAC) for the Arizona Psychological Association (AzPA), serving psychologists, students, and other mental health practitioners to promote growth as an agency and within communities. Prior to becoming president, she held the position of Diversity Representative through AzPA and was a Diversity Delegate with APA. She is also the owner of Arise Consultation and Training Services, LLC, providing trainings in cultural awareness and equity to those who serve the public. Due to her advocacy efforts, she was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Diversity award by AzPA in 2020. Dr. Burrell is an innovative speaker and trainer. She has focused on teaching diversity and inclusion for over 10 years. In her “free time,” she enjoys traveling, playing with her twins, and spending time with her husband and friends.
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