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Dr. Franklin's research addresses the resilience and the psychological well-being of African-Americans and especially African-American men. In the past Dr. Franklin has worked to understand the impact of racial slights and misrepresentations experienced by people of African descent and the effects of assumptions based on stereotypes held about blacks by the general public.

Team's current research endeavors to look into the manifestation of life themes represented in archived video of therapeutic support groups for African American men.

Presentations

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

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.  

Lebedeva S., Collins, D., & Franklin A.J.  (2011) Emotion Expression in a Therapeutic Support Group for African-American Men. Poster Session presented at American Psychological Association conference, Washington, DC.

N’cho, H. S. & Lebedeva, S. (2010).  Rationale for Studying Therapeutic Support Groups for African American Men. In A.J. Franklin (Chair), Qualitative Analysis of Therapeutic Support Groups for African American Men. Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Chen M., Choi N., Lebedeva S., Kaplan M.; N’Cho H., & Franklin A.J.  (2009) Life Themes in a Therapeutic Support Group for African-American Men. Poster Session presented at American Psychological Association conference, Toronto, Ontario.