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Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Deadline: September 16, 2013

The Fourth National Conference on African/Black Psychology: 
Reflection on Dr. Bobby E. Wright  at Florida A & M University

The Fourth Annual National Conference on African/Black Psychology is dedicated to the life’s work of Dr. Bobby Wright.  Dr. Wright was the Quintessential psychological warrior.  At the time of his death in 1982, he was the Executive Director of the Garfield Park CCMHC on the west side of Chicago, Illinois (one of only two such predominantly Black centers in the country) and also President-Elect of the Association of Black Psychologists. He held the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Chicago. In addition, he was a Pan African Nationalist Activist and an internationally renowned scholar, educator and early leader in the African/Black Psychology Movement. His major manuscripts:  The Psychopathic Racial Personality (1974) and Mentacide: The Ultimate Threat to Black Survival (1979) are recognized as classic works in the field. Thus, in honoring one of African Psychology’s favorite sons, we solicit papers that attempt to challenge African-centered psychologists to continue the task of offering models of psychological functioning that demonstrate how the acquiring of cultural consciousness translates into practical solutions that impact the social, economic and political conditions confronting people of African ancestry.

We seek papers on topics that fit within Dr. Wright's published works and are related to the following themes:

* Mentacide: Subsequent Theoretical Developments and Research related to Mentacide

* The Psychopathic Racial Personality
* African-Centered Education and Training in African/Black Psychology

* African-Centered Mental Health & Service Delivery Models

* Building & Maintaining Africentric Institutions

* Pan Africanism & African Liberation

Criteria: Participants’ papers should be based either on practice, theory, or empirical research, connected to one of the above themes, and linked to Bobby Wright’s work. The selection will be based on relevance to theme, clarity of paper, intellectual significance, and originality. Participants must send a 350-500 word abstract by September 16, 2013 and the paper by October 16, 2013 (the paper and abstract must include participant name, affiliation, paper title, and e-mail address). Notification of acceptance will be on or before September 27, 2013.  Submit papers by e-mail to: africanblackpsychconference@gmail.com.  For a printable version of the call for papers, click here.

Contact: Dr. Huberta Jackson-Lowman:  africanblackpsychconference@gmail.com
or (850) 561-2539.