Coordinator, African American Family Studies Specialization
Raised in the rich culture and traditions of Belize, Dr. Hall followed in the footsteps of her grandmother and became a teacher. For 14 years she has helped adult learners, of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, gain an understanding human behavior. Dr. Hall has taught various courses, in the field of psychology, at some of the most diverse campuses in the nation: Long Island University-Brooklyn, Pratt Institute, and Santa Monica College.
Before her most recent academic appointment, she served as Affiliate Faculty for the School of Cultural and Family Psychology. Dr. Hall completed her clinical training at the South-Central Training Consortium and Chabad Residential Treatment Center.
In her current position as Administrative Faculty, Dr. Hall coordinates the African American Family Specialization (AAFS) Studies program at Pacific Oaks College. The AAFS program explores mental health theory and practice from a deeply culture-centered perspective, preparing students to become professionals who use a culturally relevant approach to therapy. The AAFS program is offered in a "cohort" model where all students progress through the program at the same pace. The AAFS program at Pacific Oaks College is the only one of its kind in the nation!
Dr. Hall coordinated Community Psychology at Pacific Oaks College. Community psychology is a branch of psychology which focuses on the study of how individuals relate to their communities and the reciprocal effect of communities on individuals.
For two consecutive years, Dr. Hall received the TCSES Global Engagement's "Community Beyond Boarders" Grant. Dr. Hall traveled to Egypt to collaborate with faculty members at the American University in Cairo. The purpose of the collaboration was to create a bridge program for master's level students interested in pursuing a doctorate degree at TCS.
Last year, Dr. Hall received the TCSES Global Engagement's "Community Beyond Boarders" Grant. The purpose of the grant was to support strategic objective that aligned with Global Engagement's goals of radial cooperation within a global community context. Dr. Hall traveled to Indonesia where she worked with a team of TCSES experts to develop faculty workshops on guidance counseling for the teacher program at the Universitas Sanata Dharma in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
In 2017, Dr. Hall attend the International Conference in Durban, South Africa to present research on cultured centered learning communities.
|Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Multicultural Community and Clinical Psychology (MCCP) Emphasis||California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles at Alliant International University|
|Member||Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)|
|Consultant||Black Male Mental Health Awareness Campaign|
|Mental Health/Psychopathology/Clinical Psychology||Mood Disorders|
Cultured-Centered Learning Communitites
|Fulfilling the Need: Preparing Mental Health Professional to Effectively Work with African American Families||Baton Rouge, LA||2/2016|
|An Exploration of Family Dynamics: Barriers That Impact Education African American Children||Pasadena, CA||9/2016|
|A Report on the Findings of a Marriage Family Therapy Cultured Centered Model of Graduate Education||Dallas, TX||2/2017|
|Learning Communities in Graduate Education: Preparing Professionals to Effectively Work with Individuals and Families||Cairo, Egypt||3/2019|
|Spiritual Liberation, African and Caribbean Diaspora, Immigration, Salutogenesis, Lifespan Development|