Faculty Directory

Janet Helms

Augustus Long Professor, Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology


  • Helms, J.E. (2020). A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in your Life. (Third Edition). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing
  • Goodman, L.A., Wilson, J.M. Helms, J.E., Greenstein, N., & Medzhitova, J. (2018). Becoming an advocate: Processes and outcomes of a relationship-centered advocacy training model. The Counseling Psychologist., 46, 122-153.
  • Helms, J.E. (2018). White Racial Identity Theory: White White People Do Not Talk About Race (with Implications for Japanese). Journal of Intercultural Communication, No. 21, 2018, 7-13.
  • Jernigan, M.M., Green, C.E., & Helms, J.E. (2017). Identity models. In S. Kelly (Ed.), Diversity in Couple and Family Therapy: Ethnicities, Sexualities and Socioeconomics (pp. 363-392). Santa Barbera, CA: Praeger.
  • Helms, J.E. (2017). The Challenge of Making Whiteness Visible: Reactions to Four Whiteness Articles. The Counseling Psychologist, 45(5), 717-726.
  • Helms, J.E. (2017). Counseling Black Women: Understanding the effects of multilevel invisibility, pp 219-233. In M. Kopola and M. Keitel (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Women. Sage Publications.
  • Helms, J.E. (2015). Taking action against racism in a post-racism era: The origins and almost demise of an idea.  The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 138-145.
  • Helms, J.E. (2014).  An examination of the evidence in culturally adapted evidence-based or empirically supported intervention.  Transcultural Psychiatry, 00, 1-27.  Published online prior to the print version. doi: 10.1177/1363461514563642
  • Helms, J.E., (2014). A review of White racial identity theory: The sociopolitical implications of studying White racial identity in psychology.  In S. Cooper & K. Ratele (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (pp. 12-27). London and New York:  Psychology Press.
  • Helms, J.E., & Mereish, E.H. (2013).  How racial-group comparisons create misinformation in depression research:  Using  racial identity theory to conceptualize health disparities. In L. Gomez & N. Lopez (Eds.), Mapping "Race": Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
  • Helms, J.E. & Ford, D.Y., (2012). Testing and Assessing African Americans:  "Unbiased" Tests are Still Unfair, The Journal of Negro Education, Summer Issue, 81, 186-189.
  • Helms, J.E., (2012). A Legacy of Eugenics Underlies Racial-Group Comparisons in Intelligence Testing.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 5, 176-179.
  • Helms, J.E., Nicolas, G., & Green, C.E. (2012). Racism and Ethnoviolence as Trauma:  Enhancing Professional and Research Training. Traumatology, 18, 65-74.
  • Helms, J.E. (2010). Cultural Bias in Psychological Testing. In I.B. Weiner and W.E. Craighead (Eds.) The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, 4th Ed., Vol. 1, 443-445, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Jernigan, M.M., Green, C.E., Helms, J.E., Gualdron-Murhib, L.G., & Henze, K. (2010). An Examination of People of Color Supervision Dyads:  Racial Identity Matters as Much as Race.  Training & Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 62-73.
  • Helms, J.E., (2009). Defense of tests prevents objective consideration of validity and fairness.  American Psychologist, 64, 283-284.