Four Forest Students Presenting at ABPsi Convention

Anna Crosby, JaCinta Mixson, Rhameka Shelley & Erin McGowndForest is proud to recognize Ja'Cinta Mixson, Rhameka Shelly, Anna Crosby and Erin McGownd and their three presentations accepted at the 40th Annual Association of Black Psychologists’ International Convention in Oakland, CA, on July 31 – August 5. Here is a listing of their presentations:

Youth and Exposure to Violence: Coping Outcomes, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Gender Differences by Ja’Cinta M. Mixson, M.S., Rhameka R. Shelley, M.A., Anna C. Crosby, B.A., Erin N. McGownd, B.S. (not attending)
The Effects of Religious Coping and Spirituality on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomology among African American War Veterans by Anna C. Crosby, B.A., Ja’Cinta M. Mixson, M.S., Rhameka R. Shelley, M.A.
Perceptions of "Acting White" Among African American Students: A Dilemma between Academic Excellence and Social Acceptance by Rhameka R. Shelley, M.A., Ja’Cinta M. Mixson, M.S., Anna C. Crosby, B.A., Erin N. McGownd, B.S. (not attending)  
The Association of Black Psychologists’ (ABPsi) website describes itself as “the largest international organization to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self determination, these psychologists set about building an institution through which they could address the long neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Their objectives were to organize their skills and abilities, to influence necessary change, and to address themselves to significant social problems affecting the Black community and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled.”
Please join us in recognizing these four students’ recent accomplishments!
To learn more about the ABPsi, click HERE.