Research Webinar: Prolonged Grief in Black Communities
- Center for Prolonged Grief
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE VIA ZOOM | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 1 CE AVAILABLE FOR A FEE
This presentation by postdoctoral research scientist Dr. Henry Willis will discuss the experiences of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) within Black communities. We will discuss the role of historical racism and trauma in exacerbating grief symptoms among Black individuals, considerations for conducting PGDT with Black individuals, and recent community-based research activities involving exploring grief in Black communities.
Henry A. Willis, PhD graduated from the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is originally from Jackson, Mississippi, and he received his BS in psychology from Howard University and his MA in clinical psychology from Columbia University. His research interests include exploring the relationship between online and offline racial discrimination and mental health outcomes, understanding sociocultural protective factors (i.e., racial identity) and how they impact psychopathology within African Americans, and utilizing mobile-health technology to increase access to mental health treatments for underserved populations. Dr. Willis is continuing his clinical work with patients in private practice in New York City, and assists in clinical training at the HOPE Center Harlem.
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