Black Doctors Talk Podcast Ep45: Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton- Faith and Psychological Services
Join us on this week’s Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Lucetry B. Dalton. Dr. Dalton is a young woman of many talents and is a superstar. Dr. Dalton is a published researcher, author, and fully licensed Clinical Psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. She is skilled in Health Psychology, Sport Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Adolescent Therapy, Coaching, Crisis Intervention, and Family Therapy. She is also a member of various national professional organizations and the co-founder/CEO of The Process Academy, LLP, a sports & mental health training academy. Although a strong advocate for therapy and mental support, Dr. Dalton, she also speaks to her strong religious foundation established by her parents. Although faith is very important, Dr. Dalton expresses there are hinderouses for many individuals who would be better served by seeking professional psychological services. Resistance can exist among many in the Black community who can carry guild for utilizing the services of a professional counselor and not relying solely on their beliefs. Admitting that she too seeks the services of licensed professionals in her community, Dr. Dalton discusses the need for faith based organization to remove the stigma and guilt that surround many individuals of the Christian faith who seek psychologists and therapists. Along with serving as a practicing psychologist, She is also an Adjunct Professor and faculty member with the Department of Theoretical & Behavioral Foundations at Wayne State University. Additionally, she is a member of the national network of licensed mental health providers for the National Activists Care Network (NACN), Team USA, and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), providing mental health treatment services to activists, teachers, Olympic level athletes, and members of the National Basketball Association (NBA).Dr. Dalton was a high school school athlete in three sports: basketball, volleyball, and track & field. She posits that professional athletes have to manage several pressures both professionally and personally. Dr. Dalton seeks to minimize these pressures and help athletic organizations recognize that players are human. Dr. Dalton attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. Campus, where she earned her Master of Arts and the Doctorate of Psychology; both in Clinical Psychology. With all her many hats, Dr. Dalton makes time for her fiancé and family, volunteers, works as a volleyball instructor in her hometown & plays in an Adult Recreational Volleyball League.