Past Events

2021 Events 

Spring Symposium. Cultural Invalidations and Racial Codeswitching: What are the psychological implications? Presented by Myles Durkee, PhD. Virtual Event.

Special Event. A Conversation with Michigan LT. Governor Garlin Gilchrist. 

2020 Events 

Spring Symposium. 'The Talk' & COVID-19: The Influence of Racism & Racial Socialization in a Global Pandemic. Presented by Riana Anderson, PhD. Virtual Event

2019 Events

Film Screening and Panel Discussion.  Trauma, Healing and Community Transformation. Film “Set Yourself on Fire” by Darnell Lamont Walker. Panelists included Samara Hough, MSW, Josh Thurman, MA, & Aja Burks, MSW. Keynote address.  Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory. Presented by Jennifer Gomez, PhD

Special Event. Working While Black; Mental Health in the Work Environment for the young Black professional in partnership with Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit.

2018 Events

Special Event. 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Association of Black Psychologists in Michigan: Tradition and Transformation.

Film Screening. ABPsi Documentary "Toward a Black Psychology: Origins & Evolutions of a Discipline" produced by Shaun O. Utsey. 

2017 Events

ABPsi Midwest Regional Symposium Host. Finding Self-Care in the Face of Secondary Trauma for Black Mental Health Professionals/Students: Working on Ourselves and For Our Communities.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion. Mental illness in the African Diaspora. “Outside the House” by Darnell Lamont Walker. Panelists included Samara Hough, MSW, Josh Thurman, MA, & Aja Burks, MSW.

2016 Events

Student Training Workshop. Using the DSM-5 and an Intersectional Approach to Enhancing Cultural Competence among Addiction Professionals. Presented by Kip Thompson, PhD

2015 Events

Student Networking Event. Students from Metro Detroit area schools attended to network with other students, former students, and professionals. Presented by Joan Blount, MS

2014 Events

Community Event. This community event was a part of Affirmations Annual LGBT Health Fair and focused on how stress affects cardiovascular and mental health of LGBT people of color. Co-sponsored by the Detroit ABPsi, University of Detroit Mercy, and the A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective. Facilitated by Melissa Blount, PhD, & Amorie Robinson, PhD

2013 Events

Community Event. This community event was co-sponsored by the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists, University of Detroit Mercy, and the A.L.O.R.D.E. Collective. Panelists Melissa Blount, PhD, Koyonne Mims, PhD; Facilitator Amorie Robinson, PhD