Community-based Models for Black Mental Health: Black Psychology as a Professional Gateway Project

Community-based Models for Black Mental Health: Black Psychology as a Professional Gateway Project is a year-long project funded by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. The project was co-created by Adeeba Deterville, MA and Rachel Bryant, MA. It is lead by Adeeba Deterville with Community Outreach Assistance from Lynesha Kately. California Institute of Integral Studies serves as the lead grantee. In partnership with three community-based organization – Bay Area Association of Black Psychologists, Health and Human Resources Education Center, and Rafiki Wellness Coalition.

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#ManifestWest

I've been in Houston since last Tuesday attending the Association of Black Psychologists annual convention. As I'm sitting in my hotel room I'm surrounded by all the tropes of industry – tall office buildings, highways, Dillard's and Neiman Marcus…it occurs to me that in past it would have invoked feelings of striving, acquiring, 'success'. Instead, I'm feeling centered, calm, and assured. As I began to reflect on what my "Manifestation Monday" statement would be a plane made its way across the sky…and this came to me…

"I soar to new heights with ease to my divine destination of manifest wealth"