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Anderson J Franklin

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


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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION

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

 

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

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.

 

HONORS

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

APPOINTMENTS

Elected Member (2012-2014), Executive Committee, Board of Professional Affairs, American Psychological Association

Appointed Convention Chair (2013-2014), Board of Professional Affairs, Convention Program Chair for 2014 American Psychological Association Convention

Member (2014), 2014 Board of Professional Affairs Awards Committee, American Psychological Association

Member (2014), Society for Counseling Psychology Representatives, American Psychological Association Governance Group

Member (2013-2014), Sage Fellowship Awards Committee, Association of Black Psychologists

International Member (2014), Advisory Board, Centre for Community Schools, Faculty of Education, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth South Africa

Member (2014), Undergraduate Program Task Force, Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Member (2014), Committee on Positive Youth Development Certificate, Counseling Developmental, and Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

books

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.

chapters

Franklin, A.J., Makiwane, M., Weber, A. (2016).  The Family Man?  The attitudes of men towards different aspects of family life in contemporary South Africa.  Manuscript submitted for publication. 

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.

 

articles

Franklin, A. J., Weber, A. (2016, February). The Vital Role of Out of School Time Programs for Black Male Education and Development.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Franklin, A. J., Chen, M., N’cho, H.S., Capawana, M. R., & Hoogasian, R.O. (2015, July). Consensual qualitative research analysis of a therapeutic support group session for African American men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 16(3), 264-273.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037936

Franklin, A.J., Makiwane, M., & Makusha, T. (2014, December). Male attitudes towards children, fatherhood, and childrearing: A descriptive profile from South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS).  The Open Family Studies Journal, 6, 47-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874922401406010047 

Sirey, J.A., Franklin, A. J., McKenzie, S.E., Ghosh, S. & Raue, P.J. (2014, April). Race, stigma, and mental health referrals among clients of aging services who screened positive for depression. Psychiatric Services, 65(4), 537-540.

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

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Presenter/Symposium, (2016), August). Out of School Time:  A Vital Domain for Psychological Interventions in Children and Youth Development.  Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO

Facilitator & Invited Speaker, (2016, June).  NGO Roundtable: Achieving Collective Impact in the East Port of spain Thrive Initiative, Hosted by The Esimaje Foundation, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Chair & Organizer, (2016, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change:  Demonstrating Collective Impact in the Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). The Vital Role of Out of School Time Programs for Black Male Education and Development.  Presented at the 4th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Kingston, Jamaica.

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). Counseling and Working with African American Male Young Adults in College. Counseling and Mental Health Service, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Chair, (2015, October). Endowed Chairs & LSOE Policy Committee Colloquium Series:  Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Florida Children's Initiatives:  Lessons Learned, Best Practices & Future Outlook.  Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Building a Cradle to Career Policy Agenda for Every Child.  Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 

Discussant/Symposium, (2015, January). Psychology without Borders: Exploring International Competencies for Science, Service, Training, and Policy. National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Invited Speaker, (2014, November). Masculinity Transformations: Studying Trends and Male Roles. Presented at the 2014 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology, Paramaribo, Suriname, South America.

Invited Speaker & Trainer, (2014, September). Working Effectively with Black Males: Family, Parenting, Trauma, and Issues of Invisibility. Professional Development Workshop, Kente Circle Family Services & Coalition of Community Service Organizations, Minneapolis, MN.

 

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