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Anderson J Franklin

professor, honorable david s. nelson professional chair,
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Campion Hall
Room 244


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Ph.D, University of Oregon
M.S., Howard University
B.A., Virginia Union University



Psychological well-being, resilience and health of African Americans, the impact of stereotypes and invisibility upon African American males and females. Psychotherapy and counseling interventions with adolescent and adult men and families, with a specialty on men of African descent.



2012, Groundbreakers Award from All Stars Project Annual Gala presented at David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center, New York City.

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon

Outstanding Alumnus Award, University of Oregon College of Education (2010)

American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for outstanding service as Distinguished Elder/Senior Psychologist (2009 National Multicultural Conference and Summit)

Association of Black Psychologists (Distinguished Psychologist)

New York Association of Black Psychologists (Distinguished Psychologist)

American Psychological Association (Fellow)

American Orthopsychiatric Association (Fellow)

Saul Z. Cohen Distinguished Chair in Child and Family Services (visiting lecturer, trainer and consultant), Jewish Board for Child and Family Services, New York (2003-2005)

Mellon Distinguished Visiting Scholar & Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (February, 2005)

Dalmus A. Taylor Award (for pioneering leadership, scholarship and aggressive advocacy for inclusion of persons of color in higher education and psychology), The 2005 National Multicultural Conference and Summit

Distinguished Contribution to the Minority Fellowship Program Award, American Psychological Association, 2004

President's Award, The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 45 of the American Psychological Association, 2003


Member, (2010-present), Council of Past Presidents, Executive Committee of Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, Division 45 of American Psychological Association.

Advisor, Weill-Cornell Medical College, Department of Psychiatry, NIMH R01 Research Project on Increasing Mental Health Service Use by Community Dwelling Older Adults with Depression, (2006-present)

Elected member (2012-2014), Board of Professional Affairs, American Psychological Association

Member (2013), Association of Black Psychologists Sage Awards Committee



Franklin, A.J. (2013). Black men in therapy.  Book proposal in preparation.

Franklin, A.J. (2004). From Brotherhood to Manhood: How Black men rescue their relationships and dreams from the invisibility syndrome. New York: John Wiley & Son.

Boyd-Franklin, N., Franklin, A. J. & Toussaint, P. (2000). Boys into Men: Raising our African American teenage sons. New York: Dutton.


Franklin, A.J. (2014). Invisibility syndrome and racial identity development in psychotherapy and counseling African American men.  In Vaughns, K. & Spielberg, W. (Eds.). Psychology of Black boys and adolescents. New York: Praeger Press. (Reprinted from The Counseling Psychologist, 27(6), 761-793, 1999, November).

Franklin, A.J. & Medvide, M.B. (2013).  Psychotherapy and integration of the psychology of working in therapeutic practices.  In D.L. Blustein (Ed). the handbook of the psychology of working.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Franklin, A.J. (2009). Another side of invisibility:  Present and responsible Black fathers.  In C.Z. Oren & D.C. Oren (Eds.). Counseling fathers: Practical, theoretical, and cultural perspectives (pp. 121-140). New York: Routledge Publishers.

Franklin, A.J., Oscar, S., Guishard, S., Faulkner, S. & Zauber, A. (2007). A psychosocial model of resilience theory and research:  A recommended paradigm for studying African Americans' beliefs and practices toward colon cancer screening.  In B. Wallace (Ed.). Toward Equity in Health:  A New Global Approach to Health Disparities. New York:  Springer Publications. 

Franklin, A.J. (2006). A dialogue about gender, race, and invisibility in psychotherapy with African American men. In J.C. Muran (Ed.). Dialogues on difference: Diversity studies of the therapeutic relationship (pp. 117-131). Washington DC: American Psychological Association Books.

Franklin, A.J. (2006). Truth in advertising: Therapeutic competence means undoing racism and sexism. In J.C. Muran (Ed.). Dialogues on difference: Studies in Diversity in the therapeutic relationship (pp. 146-150). Washington DC: American Psychological Association Books.

Franklin, A.J., Boyd-Franklin, N., & Draper, C.V. (2002). A psychological and educational perspective on black parenting. In H. P. McAdoo (Ed.). Black children: Social, educational, and parental environments (2nd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Franklin, A.J. & Davis, T. (2001). Therapeutic support groups as a primary intervention for issues of fatherhood with African American men. In J. Fagan & A. J. Hawkins (Eds.). Clinical and educational interventions with fathers. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.



Franklin, A.J., Makiwane, M., & Notshulwana, V. (2014). South African males' attitudes toward family and children. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Franklin, A.J., Chen, M., N'Cho, H., Capawana, M.R., & Hoogasian, R. (2014). Consensual qualitative research analysis of a therapeutic support group session for African American men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.  In press.

Blattner, M.C.C. & Franklin, A.J. (2013). Out-of-school time care workers: Undrestanding their dedication to care work.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sirey, J., Franklin, A.J., McKenzie, S., Gosh, S., & Raue, P. (in press).  Race, stigma and mental health recommendations among depressed older persons in aging services.  Psychiatric Services.

Franklin, A.J., (2013, March 27). Opinion & Analysis (Op-Ed Section):  In My View:  Creating University Diversity.  The Herald Newspaper of Port Elizabeth, Easter Cape South Africa, p. 18.

Franklin, A.J., Boyd-Franklin, N. & Kelly, S. (2006). Racism and invisibility: Race-related stress, emotional abuse and psychological trauma for people of color. Journal of Emotional Abuse, 6(2/3), 9-30.

Franklin, A. J. & Boyd-Franklin, N. (2000, January). Invisibility syndrome: A clinical model towards understanding the effects of racism upon African American males. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70(1), 33-41.


Invited speaker and trainer, (2014, September).  Working Effectively with Black Males:  Family, Parenting, Trauma, and Issues of Invisibility.  Workshop for Kente Circle, Minneapolis, MN.

Invited Panelist, (2013, October). Diversity required preparing the next generation. Roundtable on the way forward. Presented at the conference on Building an Anti-Racist University sponsored by the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeeds, United Kingdom.

Invited Speaker & Trainer, (2013, September). Clinical work with African American male children and youth.  Workshop for Westcoast Children's Clinic. Oakland, CA.

Invited Speaker, (2013, September).  Family matters: Empowering players to manage the demands and expectations of loved ones.  Presented at the NFL Players Association Financial Advisor Webinar.

Invited Speaker, (2013, March). Critical consciousness with pathways to diversity.  Colloquium on Critical Consciousness: Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in the Academy at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape South Africa.  


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