Monnica Williams will give a talk on “Racial Micro-Aggressions in Academic Spaces: Scope and Impact” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 20. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
Williams is a board-certified, licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa, where she is the Canada research chair in mental health disparities. She is also the clinical director of the behavioral wellness clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically supported treatments.
Williams’ research focuses on African American mental health, culture and psychopathology, and she has published more than 100 scientific articles on these topics. Her current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, unacceptable thoughts in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism.
She has served as the African American SIG leader for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and she serves as an associate editor of “The Behavior Therapist” and “New Ideas in Psychology.” She also serves on the editorial board of “Cognitive Behaviour Therapy,” and the “Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders.” She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation, and she co-founded their diversity council. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, and the New York Times.
This talk sponsored by the Minority Health Disparities Initiative as part of a Health Equity Speaker Series.