Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis Announced as Presenter Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology program in New England is honored to announce Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, as the presenter for the Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series. She will be speaking on Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma: Moving Toward Liberation.

Dr. Thema Bryant-DavisDr. Bryant-Davis is a Psychology Representative at the UN World Conference Against Racism and a Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Women. She is a co-author of the upcoming Anti-Racism Handbook. She is the 2015 awardee for the California Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist Award for her research addressing trauma and oppression. She received the Early Career Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Service award. She is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, author of the book Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide and co-editor of the books Surviving Sexual Violence: A Handbook of Recovery and Empowerment and Foundations of Resilience: Religion and Spirituality in Diverse Women’s Lives. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bryant-Davis earned her doctorate from Duke University and completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center.

The Roger Peterson Distinguished Speakers Series will take place on Monday, April 19th, 2021, and is open to students, faculty, and alumni from the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program.

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14 (Antioch University Los Angeles, BA) had a piece, “Silent Night,” appear in Tipping the Scales. 

Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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