Key concepts in African Psychology for psychological trauma prevention and recovery webinar

African Psychology is a spiritual based approach to wellness using the best of traditional African wisdom, thought, culture, and practice as a blueprint for assessing, formulating and interventions in constant exchange with the contemporary world.

This webinar will offer an introduction to theory and key concepts in schools of African Psychology, a comparison of Eurocentric and African-centred psychology and use break out rooms and to explore African Psychology in relation to trauma prevention and recovery.

The webinar will be presented by Dr Erica Mapule McInnis on May 11th 2022 at 10am.

Dr Erica McInnis is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and the Founder, Director, and Principal Clinical Psychologist for Nubia Wellness and Healing

Erica’s work is based on anti-racism (pro-Black) practices developed during her Churchill Fellowship (2016) which focus on deepening our understandings of African Psychology in creative, accessible, and contemporary ways. Erica has created specific tools to implement anti-racism practices from an African-centred perspective. She established the first online African Psychology Emotional Wellness School in the UK with courses approved by the BPS.

Erica has over 22 years NHS experience and is an occasional lecturer for Doctorate in Clinical and Counselling Psychology training programmes. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and chapters on anti-racist (African-centred) practices. Her most recent publications include :

McInnis E M (2021). ‘The Global System of White Supremacy within UK Clinical Psychology. An African Psychology Perspective’ in C Newness (Ed), Racism and the Psychology Industry. Routledge:Oxon.

McInnis, E. M. (2021). ‘African Psychology & Spiritness in Twin Pandemics’. In S Aris S., H Garrayway and H Gilbert Mental Health, Spirituality & Wellbeing: A Handbook for Health & Social Care Professionals, Service Users and Carers. Pavillion Publishing and Media.

McInnis, E. M. (2020). ‘I am not your minority — Know Thy African Self’. In Y. Ade-Serrano and O. Nkansa-Dwamena (Eds), Applied Psychology and Allied Professions Working with Ethnic Minorities. British Psychological Society: Leicester.

McInnis, E. M. (2020). ‘An African Psychology Perspective on White Supremacy within UK Clinical Psychology’, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 20 (3), pp. 5–15

She is Professional Member of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and of the BPS.



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