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Annual Dinners

2024 CMTP 52nd Annual Dinner

Title of Session: “Engaging Anti-Racism in the Practice of Psychology: A Few Words of Hope and Caution”
Keynote Speaker: Alex Pieterse, Ph.D.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2024, 6:00-10:00pm
Location:  The Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
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2023 CMTP 51st Annual Dinner

Title of Session: “Challenging the Dominant Narrative through the Arts: Rhythm, Freedom, & A Discussion of Black Music as Spiritual Liberation”

Date & Time: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 6:00-10:00pm
Location:  The Metcalf Trustee Center, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
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2022 CMTP 50th Anniversary Symposium


2021 CMTP 49th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Crystal Ann Williams, MFA
About the Speaker:
Crystal Williams joined Boston University in 2017, as Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In 2020 she became Vice President and Associate Provost for Community & Inclusion, with an expanded portfolio that includes Boston University's Arts Initiative, Organizational Development and Learning function, Living and Learning Centers, in addition to BU Diversity & Inclusion. At Boston University, Williams developed the institution's inaugural senior diversity officer role (Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion) and office, reporting to the University Provost. Her work at Boston University has focused on laying a strategic foundation upon which additional transformative diversity, equity, and inclusion work can rest. 
Date & Time: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:00-8:00pm
Location:  Zoom Invitation

2020 CMTP 48th Annual Dinner

A Virtual Panel Presentation:  “CMTP Speaks: Centering on the Expertise and Lived
Experiences of the Network’s Black Psychologists

  Orlando B. Lightfoot, M.D., Facilitator
  Shani Dowd, LHD(hc
  Ferdinand Jones, Ph.D.
  Olivia Moorehead-Slaughter, Ph.D.

About the Speakers:
This is the first in a panel series presentations representing Black Lives Matter.  This event highlights the panelists, both past and present faculty members of CMTP, who have united for this gathering to discuss their life experiences as a Black Clinician. 
Date & Time: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Zoom Invitation

2019 CMTP 47th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Monnica T. Williams
About Speaker: Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut in the Departments of Psychological Sciences and Psychiatry. She is also Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, and has served as the Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Dr. Williams’ research focuses on African American mental health, culture, and psychopathology, and she has published over 100 scientific articles on these topics. Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, unacceptable thoughts in OCD, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, and the New York Times
Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston MA

2018 CMTP 46th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Natalie A. Cort, Ph.D.
Title of Session: “Achieveing Excellence Through Diversity”
About Speaker: Dr. Natalie Cort is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Department and Core Faculty in the Concentration on Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience, and Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health (CMGMH) at William James College (WJC). Dr. Cort is also the Director of WJC’s Black Mental Health Graduate Academy. Her NIMH funded research fellowships have focused on examining racial/ethnic disparities in the mental health field.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston MA

2017 CMTP 45th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Guy O Seymour, Ph.D., G. Rita Dudley Grant, Ph.D., Pedro Garrido-Castillo, Ph.D., and Kermit A. Crawford, Ph.D.
Title of Session: “CMTP: Celebrating Our Past and Creating Our Future”
About Speaker: The speakers are a panel representation of past and present years of The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology.  Dr. Seymour was the first Director of CMTP. Dr. Dudley Grant and Dr. Garrido-Castillo were former primary supervisors for the CMTP interns.  Dr. Crawford is presently the Director of the program.  
Date & Time: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location:The Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston MA

2016 CMTP 44th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
David C. Henderson, M.D.
About Speaker: Dr. Henderson is Chairman of Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine, Chief of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. He has worked internationally for the past 21 years in resource-limited settings, and areas impacted by mass violence, disasters and complex emergencies. Dr. Henderson has conducted research and training programs in Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, New Orleans, New York City, Rwanda and Peru, South Africa, and Somaliland among other places. His work has consisted of field studies, needs assessments, mental health policy development and strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative surveys, mental health capacity building programs for specialized and primary health professionals, and skill-transfer program evaluation. In the United States, he has conducted more than 30 randomized clinical trials in severely mentally ill populations. Dr. Henderson has also directed a schizophrenia research training fellowship, and mentored trainees and junior faculty who have progressed to K awards and secured other independent funding.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

2015 CMTP 43rd Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Kathy Kram, Ph.D.
Title of Session: “Relationships That Matter: Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in work and life”
About Speaker:
Dr. Kathy Kram is the R.C. Shipley Professor in Management at Boston University.  Her primary interests are in mentoring, adult development, development networks, leadership development and relational learning in organizations. Her research, consulting, and writing are aimed at understanding the role of a variety of developmental relationships in enhancing leadership effectiveness and individual development throughout the life course. She is a founding member of the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO).  Professor Kram teaches undergraduate, MBA, and Executive MBA courses in Global Management, Leadership, and Team Dynamics.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 25, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

2014 CMTP 42nd Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Debra A. Pinals, M.D..
About Speaker:
Assistant Commissioner of Forensic Mental Health Services, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Formerly the Interim Deputy Commissioner of Clinical and Professional Services. She is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Forensic Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). Over the past 18 years, Dr. Pinals has worked in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, court clinic, outpatient, and emergency mental health settings as an attending psychiatrist and as a forensic psychiatrist conducting forensic assessments and as a forensic mental health administrator to public sector mental health systems in Ohio and Massachusetts. She has been the PI on several federal grants related to jail diversion and prison re-entry. She was the Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at the UMMS Department of Psychiatry from 1998 to 2008.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 26, 2016, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

2013 CMTP 41st Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Margarita Alegría, Ph.D.
About Speaker: Director at Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance, Professor for Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Alegría’s published work focuses on the improvement of health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations, and ways to bring the community’s perspective into the design and implementation of health services. Dr. Alegría has received numerous awards including the 2003 Mental Health Section Award of APHA, the 2008 Health Disparities Innovation Award from the NIMHHD, the 2008 Carl Taube Award from APHA, the 2009 Simon Bolivar Award from the APA and 2011 Harold Amos Award from the HMS; and the Award of Excellence from the NHSN on Drug Abuse.  In October 2011 she was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine. In 2012 she received the Frances J. Bonner Award, from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, awarded for meritorious service in the mental health field for the ethnic and racial minority community.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 27, 2016, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State Road

2012 CMTP 40th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Rocky Robbins, Ph.D.
About Speaker:
Rocky Robbins, Ph.D. (Cherokee/Choctaw) is an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches Multi-cultural counseling, Behavior disorders and Personality Assessment. He has published over 40 articles in Psychology and Education journals during his twelve year experience as a professor. His research areas include: re-norming psychological instruments for use with American Indians, means of coping for Indian students in boarding schools, needs of therapists who work with Indian clients and studies that focus on American Indian family resiliency. The area in which he is currently doing most of his research is in American Indian spirituality. He is currently working on articles related to traditional American Indian spirituality as it is related to psychological health, an American Indian spirituality development model and on Christian colonialization. He has also published five programs: Through the Diamond Threshold, Leadership Skills Building with Indian adolescents, an Indian Women’s Identity group, Family Therapy with American Indians, and a Prevention Program for Cherokees. He has conducted hundreds of workshops and speaking engagements across the United States and Europe related to American Indian topics.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Metcalf Trustee Center -- 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston MA

2011 CMTP 39th Annual Dinner

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Kenneth Hardy
About Speaker:
Internationally recognized clinician, author and trainer; editorial boards of several journals including contributions to USA Today, Jet Magazine, and Good Housekeeping; Appeared on Oprah Winfrey, Dateline NBC, PBS and 20/20, and is the featured family therapist in the former Discovery Health Channel program “Living Room Wars.”
Date & Time: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Metcalf Trustee Center -- 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor, Boston MA


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