Contact: Public Affairs
NEW YORK — The Coalition for Diversity at Pace University is co-sponsoring a one-day conference titled “Perspectives on Black Psychology: Past, Present and Future” on Friday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m., at 1 Pace Plaza, across from City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 346-1526.
Dr. William E. Cross Jr., author of Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity, will provide the keynote address on the history, science and politics of black identity research. Cross received a doctorate in psychology from Princeton University. He is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Other presentation topics will include:
Interpretation of Cultural Mistrust on Interpersonal Work Relationships
Traditional African Religious Systems and African-American Mental Health
Psychotherapy with Africans in America
African-American Male Adolescents in Managing Daily Life Stresses
Hair Texture, Length and Style: Metaphors on the African-American Mother-Daughter Relationship Psychotherapy Applications
African-Centered Group Therapy
Physical Attributes of Racial Stereotypes
The conference is co-sponsored by the New York Association of Black Psychologists, Pace University’s Black Students Organization and the Counseling and Personal Development Center, and the South African Tourism Board of NY.