Thursday, February 12, 2015


Building for Eternity: Ethical Applications of African Centered Concepts in Delivering Mental Health Services

Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.
Friday, February 27th
9:30am- 1:00pm

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Room 407/412

Workshop Description:
This advanced half day long presentation will engage participants in presentations and discussions that examine the biases and assumptions we bring into professional spaces, explore the need for a culturally different worldview, examine culture at the deep structure level, and expose participants to a model of skill development the can be useful in enhancing our personal and professional interactions.

Professional Bio of Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.:
Thomas A. Parham is Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Prior to these positions, he served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling and Health Services, Counseling Center Director, and Director of the Career and Life Planning Center at UCI. Before that, Dr. Parham held an appointment on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Since his return to Orange County, Dr. Parham has been an active member of this community and has contributed his talents in the areas of social advocacy, community uplift and youth empowerment. He currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Black Psychology, and served as a treating clinician for the NFL program for substance abuse.

He also served as chair of UCI’s Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium for 10 years, helped charter the Orange County chapter of the 100 Black Men of America, and is a past president of the National Association of Black Psychologists and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. He is also a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. He has also been recognized as a “Distinguished Psychologist” by the Association of Black Psychologists.

General Admission (CEs Included): $60
TCSPP Alumni Admission (CEs Included): $30
TCSPP Faculty/Staff Admission (CEs Included): $10
TCSPP Faculty/Staff Admission (No CE Credit): FREE
TCSPP Student Admission: FREE
Student Admission (Not enrolled at TCSPP): $10

Questions? Contact the Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies
at or 312.467.2364