Rowan Hosts African American Studies ColloquiumOctober 08, 1999
Glassboro-The African American Studies Program at Rowan University will host its First Fall Colloquium
on October 18 at the university.
The colloquium will feature Dr. Thomas A. Parham, assistant vice chancellor for Counseling and Health
Services and director of the Counseling Center at the University of California, Irvine.
Two events, both to be held in Room 221 of the Student Center, will be open to the public:
<+>The Struggle for Identity Congruence in African Americans: Implications for Leadership
Development and Institutional Change<+> from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
<+>The Psychology of Blacks: An African Centered Perspective<+> from 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Dr. Parham earned a bachelor's degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine; a
master's degree in counseling psychology from Washington University in St. Louis; and a Ph.D. in
counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Licensed to practice psychology in the state of California, Dr. Parham is a past president of the National
Association of Black Psychologists. He is also a member of the American Counseling Association and the
American Psychological Association. He is past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling
and Development. He served on the editorial board for several professional journals.
Dr. Parham primarily conducts research in the area of racial identity development and is co-author of the
book <+>The Psychology of Blacks: An African Centered Perspective<+> and author of the book <+>Psychological
Storms: The African American Struggle for Identity.<+> His current research includes co-authoring a book with
his brother, Dr. William Parham, titled <+>Therapeutic Approaches with African American Populations.<+>
He has received numerous professional awards.
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