Mindfulness and Anti-Racism Series: “Building Bridges not Walls: Applying Lessons from Contemplative Science to Enhance Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom, Clinic and Beyond”

March 31, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When: Friday, March 31st, 2023 at 12:00pm

Where: Hillman Hall, Hillman 60

Registration is required.

On Friday March 31st, we will have the 5th lecture in our Mindfulness and Anti-Racism series. We will have the fortune of hosting Dr. Doris Chang

Dr. Chang is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. Her previous position was at the Department of Clinical Psychology, New School for Social Research, where she served as the Director of Clinical Training. She is also a research scientist at the Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Dr. Chang’s research seeks to improve the well-being of racial and ethnic minorities by a) clarifying how race, ethnicity, language and culture affect mental health services; b) identifying strategies for improving interracial processes and outcomes; and c) developing inclusive, culturally-grounded interventions for clinical and educational contexts that integrate mindfulness and other contemplative traditions. With grant support from the Mind and Life Institute, she recently developed and evaluated a mindfulness-based critical consciousness training program for K-5 teachers in New York City. Much of her work has centered on issues facing Asian American communities, most recently examining Asian Americans’ experiences of discrimination since the Covid-19 pandemic, and the role that critical consciousness, solidarity and allyship with other BIPOC communities may play in promoting more resilient coping. Her research has been profiled on ABC News, CNN, 20/20, NPR, and the New York Times.

Dr. Chang is also recognized for her work in antiracist and anti-oppressive institutional practices. She regularly provides training and consultation in non-profit, educational, and corporate settings. She is on the editorial boards of the Asian American Journal of PsychologyPsychotherapy ResearchCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and Frontiers in Psychology (Cultural Psychology section). Dr. Chang is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, the Asian American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race. She also maintains a private practice in New York City.

Lunch will be provided at this event. Please register in advance for this meeting to make sure we have lunch reserved.

For questions regarding this event contact Diana Parra at parrad@wustl.edu.