Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep25: Dr. De'Anna Bond - Emotional Intelligence

Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. De'Anna Bond. Dr. Bonds speaks to us on the topic of using emotional intelligence and what it means to be a black psychologist. As the founder of Bond Consulting Group, LLC she has worked to enhance the lives of others by bridging education, self-advocacy, mental health awareness, and emotional wellness. During the podcast, Dr. Bond discusses how she persevered through her educational journey and some of the challenges that she faced. She also shares expert advice on selecting and navigating career paths and discusses the work she does with youth to encourage and inspire them. Her business services exist because of her research and belief in the importance of leveraging emotional intelligence to navigate the world and advance in educational and professional environments. Dr. De`Anna Bond received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College, and an Educational Specialist certification in School Counseling. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in the psychology and educational fields managing counseling teams and implementing student support programming in schools. She is an advocate of youth voice on topics such as social emotional learning, anti-bullying, anti-violence, trauma-informed care, and restorative practices.

Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep24: Dr. Vanessa Lopez-Littleton - Mentorship and Career Transitions

Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Vanessa Lopez-Littleton. Dr. Lopez-Littleton speaks to us on the topic of health disparities, mentorship and career transitions. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health, Human Services, and Public Policy at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). During the podcast, Dr. Lopez-Littleton discusses her transition from being a U.S. Army veteran, to a registered nurse, to stepping into nonprofit work, to working in academia. She has worked at Grambling State University (HBCU) and University of Central Florida (PWI). Currently, she works at CSU MB which is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Dr. Lopez-Littleton’s area of expertise is health equity and seeking solutions to problems rooted in connections between health and neighborhood factors. She teaches and writes on the health consequences of political-economic processes such as poverty, inequality and racism. Dr. Lopez-Littleton holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs with an emphasis in health services management from the University of Central Florida. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University.

Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep23: Dr. Danielle Cooper- Juvenile Justice

Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Danielle Cooper. Dr. Cooper speaks to us on the topic of juvenile justice and succeeding in academia as a scholar and practitioner. Dr. Danielle Cooper is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of Research at the Tow Youth Justice Institute at the University of New Haven. She currently conducts research in the areas of youths and young adults, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, criminological theory, and sex offending. During the podcast, Dr. Cooper discusses her journey from being a McNair scholar to becoming a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and earning tenure at her institution. She also shares some of the struggles she experienced along her journey, one being falling out of love with chemistry and going on academic probation. Her story is one of persistence personified. In addition to her work as a Professor and the Director of Research at UNH, she is also a Certified Prevention Professional who works with nonprofits and community organizations as a prevention trainer and evaluation consultant. Through her work in the community, she has collaborated with key stakeholders, such as youth and their parents, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and youth serving organizations. Dr. Cooper received her BS in Justice Systems (with a minor in Business Administration) in 2009 and her MA in Criminology from the University of Florida in 2011. She received her PhD in Criminology (with a minor in Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits) from the University of Florida in 2015.

Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep22: Dr. Wendell Scanterbury- Therapy and Counseling

Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Wendell Scanterbury. Dr. Scanterbury speaks to us on the topic of addressing life difficulties through therapy and counseling. He is the owner of XarisCounseling LLC where he supports individuals, couples, and families pursuing life transformation and confronting relationship challenges. He has also spent over 13 years working with and caring for people living with cancer and providing grief counseling. During the podcast, Dr. Scanterbury discusses his journey from the island of Trinidad and Tobago to becoming the Director of Pastoral Care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia to now running his own private practice with XarisCounseling LLC. Dr. Scanterbury has led several workshops that address the realities of life, caregiving, parenting, and community support in the context of cancer. He also supports couples through retreats, workshops, and psychotherapy services. Dr. Scanterbury holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern University, an M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a B.S. from Nyack College. He is a Pre-Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), and the Black Doctoral Network (BDN).

Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep21: Dr. Joe Johnson - Pursuing Your Purpose

Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Joe Johnson. Dr. Johnson speaks to us on the topic of discovering and pursuing your purpose. Currently, he is an international speaker on unleashing your purpose and has worked with dozens of prominent organizations in the United States like Toyota, FedEx, and the National Guard; helping to transform culture and develop employees professionally and personally. During the podcast, Dr. Johnson discusses his journey through his doctoral program, the role of mentorship, connecting himself to a coaching network of support, and being intentional about goal setting. He also speaks to us on the topic of internal healing and how it is connected to unleashing your purpose. He’s worked in and with the K-12 school system, higher education institutions like the University of Michigan and UCLA, fortune 500 companies, and many individuals rediscovering their true selves and ready to unleash their purpose. His insights have been seen on many national platforms like NBC, VH1, OWN and several other media outlets. As the author of the book, “Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams,” the creator of the Strategic Goal Setting Mastermind Session and the Heal Now movement, Dr. Joe continues to transform the lives of individuals and take organizations to their next level by helping them to Think, Act, and Live with purpose and intention.