Nancy Boyd-Franklin

Nancy Boyd Franklin

CPD presenter

Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin is a Black psychologist, family therapist, and a Distinguished Professor Emerita from Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP).  She is the author or co-author of seven books including: Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience (1st & 2nd Edition); Boys Into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage SonsChildren, Families, and HIV/AIDS; Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-based, School and Community Interventions and Therapy in the Real World: Effective Treatments for Challenging Problems. Her most recent book is entitled Adolescents At-Risk: Home-Based Family Therapy and School-Based Intervention with Dr. Brenna Bry. 

An internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, Dr. Boyd-Franklin has written numerous professional articles, chapters and given presentations on issues such as the treatment of Black families, racial trauma, race, racism, poverty, extended family issues, spirituality and religion, home-based family therapy, at-risk adolescents, the Multisystems Model, multicultural treatment approaches, cultural competency, ethnicity and family therapy, group therapy for Black women, HIV and AIDS, parent and family support groups, and community empowerment.

She has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Phillips Graduate Institute. Her outstanding contributions to the field have been recognized through awards from many professional organizations including: the American Psychological Association, the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), the Association of Black Psychologists, the Association of Black Social Workers, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Janet Helms Award from the Teachers College Multicultural Roundtable at Columbia University.

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