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Naming It

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. Key Words: Black, Psychology, Social Justice, Race, Culture, Politics, African American, Multicultural, Intersectional, Cultural Humility, Black Lives Matter, Racism, Mental Health, Diversity, Activism, Wellness, Nerds, Conversation

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Bedford and LaMisha were joined by Zoe Samudzi, author and doctoral student, in order to discuss the impact of the murder of Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART Station in Oakland. During ?What's Going On?? they discuss the emotional,... more

Bedford and LaMisha talk about ?What's Going On? with the ongoing internment of LatinX children, as well as #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and their excitement around the election London Breed as the first African American... more

Bedford has a conversation with Dr. Nekeshia Hammond, a clinical psychologist with a specialty in children and adolescents, author, speaker, and host of Parenting Explained with Dr. Hammond. During the interview we talk about Dr.... more

LaMisha and Bedford shout out their dads for Father's Day and talk about upcoming psychology conferences in the Bay Area. During the #WhatsGoingOn segment, they take a moment to express their respect for Anthony Bourdain and... more

Bedford and LaMisha discuss their reactions to Kanye West's TMZ Rant, and how it did not come from the Sunken Place. They spend time debunking some of the right-wing rhetoric that he promoted, like Black on Black crime and slavery being... more

Bedford talks to Dr. Mel Michelle Lewis, Associate Professor & Program Director of Ethnic Studies at Saint Mary's College of California. This #RealTalk 1-on-1 episode focuses on Dr. Mel's work as an educator and a scholar. The discuss... more

Bedford and LaMisha discuss their reactions to the #MarchForOurLives and how some of the students have been using their white privilege to be better allies to marginalized communities. They talk about What's Going On with the most... more

LaMisha and Bedford send a shout out to all the folks who are choosing education for their futures. They talk about "What's Going On?" with the #MarchForOurLives, and how the Parkland Students spoke out about the press ignoring their Black... more

Drs. Hill and Palmer discuss Black Joy, and issues around the intersections of social justice and media. The hosts talk about What's Going On with how #OscarsSoWhite is both institutional and a blind spot for would be white allies... more