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St. John’s University’s Dr. Beverly Greene, PhD, APBB Receives Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, January 12, 2015

St. John’s University is pleased to announce Dr. Beverly Green, PhD, APBB has been named a winner of the 2015 Henry Tomes Award for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology by The Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Issues (CNPAAEMI).  Greene has been selected to receive a Distinguished Lifetime Achievement by an African-American/Black Psychologist.

Greene specializes in the role of institutionalized racism, sexism, heterosexism and other oppressive ideologies in the paradigms of psychology and practice of psychotherapy in organized mental health. Understanding psychological resilience and vulnerability in socially marginalized people and their use in psychotherapy.  Examining social privilege and marginalization via the development of multiple identity paradigms as more complex ways of understanding human identity. Using psychotherapy and psychological science to facilitate social justice.

The Henry Tomes Awards for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology, named in honor of one of the leaders and pioneers of ethnic minority psychology, are awarded biennially. The Tomes Awards honor psychologists from each ethnic minority community — African-American/Black; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian-American/Pacific Islander; Latina(o)/Hispanic American — on a rotating basis. The 2015 Tomes Awards will recognizes one African-American/Black psychologist in each of the two categories: Senior African-American/Black psychologist who has been in the field for 20 or more years and whose work demonstrates distinguished contributions for the empowerment of ethnic minority individuals and communities Emerging African-American/Black psychologist work has already influenced and demonstrates promise for distinguished contributions towards the empowerment of ethnic minority individuals and communities.

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