Why psychology must pay attention to trauma

This presentation, which I recorded in early July, 2021, takes the form of a conversation between myself and Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, a feminist/womanist trauma psychologist who was then running for the presidency of the American Psychological Association. In it I talk about the centrality of trauma to everything that psychologists do, and the necessity of having a more decolonial, non-Western perspective on what constitutes trauma. I discuss leaving aside the paradigm of trauma as a one-time shock, and invite consideration of trauma as on-going, insidious, and emerging from the various forms of systemic oppression such as White Supremacy and systemic misogyny, among others.

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