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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 & LaMisha talk about What's Going On with the unapologetic Blackness of Black Lightning, and decide that they need to convene a Social JUSTICE LEAUGE. For #RealTalk, they invite Namers to call in and talk about their... more

Bedford and LaMisha start the new year by dedicating Episode 44 to President Obama. They get real about Black republicans and the sunken place. Then they explore What's Going On with their reactions to Oprah's potential run for the... more

LaMisha and Bedford talk about what's going on the ongoing #MeToo movement and the recent Time Magazine cover. Before that Bedford shares his thoughts about the passing of his mentor Dr. Joseph L. White (Godfather of Black... more

LaMisha and Bedford are joined by Dr. Gillian Scott-Ward, psychologist and filmmaker. They talk about what's going on with racism and African hair, as well as checking in on the continued #MeToo movement. During #RealTalk Drs.... more

Bedford talks to attorney and California gubernatorial candidate Michael Bracamontes about his career as a public servant. They discuss the relationship between social justice and civic engagement. Michael explains how you do not... more

Drs. Hill and Palmer have talk about what's going on with cultural appropriation and white supremacy. They focus on recent rollbacks, by 45's administration, in terms of protections against sexual assaults and rape on college campuses.... more

Bedford has a conversation with Dr. María R. Scharrón-del Río, an associate professor and the Program Coordinator of the School Counseling Graduate Program at Brooklyn College, part of The City University... more

LaMisha and Bedford check in on Black Girl Magic and camping. They talk about What's Going On? with the continuing protests and pseudo protests in the NFL. During #RealTalk Drs. Palmer & Hill discuss Trump, racism and colorism in... more

Bedford and LaMisha return from a short hiatus and start a new semester of Naming It. In Episode 39, they discuss What's Going On with being on hiatus during the Charlottesville, racist coverage of hurricanes, and the controversy... more