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APA 2020 Virtual Features Keynote Speaker Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis

August 7, 2020  | 1 min read

The American Psychological Association (APA) holds its annual convention from August 6 - August 8, 2020. APA 2020 Virtual is the first online conference by the American Psychological Association. This year, thousands of sessions will be available for clinicians, educators, researchers, consultants, students, their members, and guests to partake in a diverse range of critical topics that continue to expand upon the science of psychology in today’s evolving world.

With the significant impact COVID-19 continues to have, the psychological toll is a topic that will be addressed including other relevant areas such as narcissism and narcissistic abuse, remote assessment, racism, and race-based trauma, psychotherapy, and telehealth.

One of the keynote speakers on Saturday, August 8th, includes Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Associate Professor at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology speaking on Liberation Psychology: Decolonizing our Response to Racial Trauma. Dr. Bryant-Davis is a seasoned trauma therapist. She teaches on Trauma in Diverse Populations and Clinical Skills and focuses on the cultural context that includes racial trauma amongst child abuse, sexual abuse, and partner abuse. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is an author of Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide, is published in multiple journals, is the editor of APA’s premiere trauma journal, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, is an award winner on her research addressing trauma and oppression, and is the director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab.

Dr. Bryant-Davis will be speaking at 12:45 EST on Saturday, August 8th. Attendees will have the opportunity to access her session on-demand and all sessions for a year after the conference is over here.