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Naming It

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Naming It features Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, who explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social justice that are normally muted.

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LaMisha & Bedford talk about why it is problematic for mental health professionals to diagnose "45" aka Trump without ever actually meeting him. For #RealTalk they sit down with Malkia Chionesu from Beats, Rhymes, and Life (BRL), an... more

While attending the National Multicultural Summit in Portland, Oregon, Bedford catches up with Dr. Rebecca Toporek, a psychologist, a professor at San Francisco State University, and one of the editors of the Handbook of Social... more

Bedford and LaMisha define ?Alternative Facts? and talk about the Women's March, in terms of the historical relationship between Feminist and Womanist beliefs. Namers called in and left their thoughts on the absence of community... more

Bedford and LaMisha are joined by Jason Sweeting, co-owner and co-creator of Naturally Perfect Dolls. With his wife and business partner Angelica; Jason was recently featured on ABC's Shark Tank, where they secured a deal with Shark... more

In the post presidential election climate, where the name ?Trump? has become a hate filled slogan, racism and intolerance seems to have been condoned by the next president of the United States. Dr. Bedford Palmer interviews... more

Bedford and LaMisha discuss the revolutionary legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and how his vision remains current. They describe their worries in terms of the ramifications of having an attorney general who has no interest in social justice.... more

Bedford and LaMisha welcome you to 2017 and the Spring Semester of Naming It. They explore relationship dynamics and the importance of communication, as they discuss their reactions to the performances of Denzel Washington and... more

In the 2016 finale of Naming It Bedford introduces the new Naming It listener voicemail (607) U-Name-It (862-6348). LaMisha and Bedford mark the end of Naming It's first season with an exploration of the concepts of anger, revenge,... more

Dr. Diana Peña & Germán Cadenas joined Bedford and LaMisha as guests in order to lend their expertise on DACA, AB 540, Dreamers, & the reality of racist immigration policy. #Realtalk focuses on the impact of uncertain... more