The Black Scholar Series: Dr. Inger Burnett-Zeigler
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Thursday, November 2, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 AM CT
Main Lecture: Trading the Strong Black Woman for the Soft Life: Mindfulness as a way for Black Women to Cope with Chronic Stress and Improve Wellness
Epidemiological studies have shown that socio-demographic characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, education, employment, and income are associated with one’s risk for developing a mental health condition, access and engagement in treatment. Similarly, cultural factors play a key role in the expression, identification, and perceived need for treatment, particularly among Black women. In this presentation, characteristics of the cultural icon the “Strong Black Woman” will be discussed as it relates to how Black women cope with stress. Additionally, mental and physical health challenges that are disproportionately prevalent among Black women will be highlighted. Preliminary findings of a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness and implementation of a mindfulness based intervention for depressive symptoms among Black women in a Federally Qualified Health Center as one pathway toward mental health equity will be presented.
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CT
Affinity Session: The Affinity Session provides the opportunity for Black students, staff, and faculty to come together in community with each other and the visiting scholar to collectively reflect on their realities of being Black and in the field of psychology.
1:00 – 2:00 PM CT
Special Session: Expanding your reach: Sharing your scholarship through multi-media outlets
This special session will engage faculty and students in a discussion on how they can share their expertise with broad audiences by writing op-eds, conducting television interviews, trade publication, and presenting for lay audiences. Strategies for writing op-eds and conducting television interviews will be discussed.
Virtual registration will become available on 10/30/23 .
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