Wendi S. Williams
Chair, Department of Counseling and School Psychology; Associate Professor of Counseling
School and department: Counseling and School Psychology
B.S., University of California at DavisM.A., Pepperdine University Ph.D., Georgia State University
Dr. Williams’ work centers on the development, implementation and evaluation of school and community-based health and educational interventions that promote optimal health and well-being among urban youth and their families and the practitioners that will work with them. Through a variety of popular and academic writings, Dr. Williams has articulated the intersectionality of Black/African women’s and girls’ identity in their social and cultural positionality. Through development and implementation of psycho-social spiritual intervention for middle school girls in an urban context, she extends the notion of reflective-intervention to address similar and different dynamics among their adult counterparts.
Dr. Williams is the 2014-16 President for Section One (Psychology of Black Women) and chairs the Inter-Sections Taskforce on the Healthy Development of Sexually Diverse, Indigenous Girls and Girls of Color for the Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35) of the American Psychological Association.
- Publications in Ebony.com
“Abandoned Abandoned in the Matrix: Frankea Dabbs, Struggling Mothers and Mental Health
http://www.ebony.com/news-views/frankea-dabbs-struggling-mothers-and-mental-health-403#ixzz3B4tWsUo3 Published on July 15, 2014
Is 'Strong Black Womanhood' Killing Our Sisters? http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/is-strong-black-womanhood-killing-our-sisters-405#axzz2yrh9bh9X Published on April 14, 2014
Publication for Blackdoctors.org
Four tips for Improving Black Mental health. http://blackdoctor.org/444383/black-mental-health-tips/
- Williams, W. S. (2014). Women and girls of African descent. In C. Z. Enns, J. K. Rice, & R. L. Nutt, Psychological Practice with Diverse Groups of Women, (Chapter 3). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Williams, W. S., Dhami, A. K. & Moody, A. (2014). The social injustice of stress: Identity intersectionality and well-being among urban Black/African and Latina adolescent girls. In C. V. Johnson, H. Friedman, J. Diaz, B. Nastasi, & Z. Franco (Eds.), Praeger Handbook for Social Justice and Psychology, (Chapter 2). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger ABC-CLIO.
- Bailey, T. K., Williams, W. S., & Favors, B. (2014). African Americans. In E. J. R. David (Ed.), Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups. (pp. 138-162). New York, NY: Springer.
- Williams, W.S. & Chung, Y. B. (2013). Do Cultural Attitudes Matter? The Role of Cultural Orientation on Academic Self-concept among Black/African College Students. Journal of College Counseling, 16, 228-242.
- Short, E. L. & Williams, W. S. (2013). From the Inside Out: Group Work with Women of Color. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 12, 1-21.
- Williams, W. S., Karlin, T. & Wallace, D. (2012). Project SisterCircle: Risk, Intersectionality and Intervening in Urban Schools. Journal of School Counseling. 10, 1-35.
- Williams, W. S. (2011, November). A labor of love: The student teacher contract and collective struggle. Women in Higher Education, 20(11), 27-28.
- Bailey, T. M., Chung, Y. B., Williams, W. S., Singh, A. A., & Terrell, H. K. (2011). Development and validation of the internalized racial oppression scale for Black individuals. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 58(4), 481-93. doi: 10.1037/a0023585.
- Chung, Y.B., Williams, W. S., & Dispenza, F. (2009). Validating work discrimination and coping strategy model for sexual minorities. Career Development Quarterly, 58(2), 162-170.
- Williams, W.S., & Ancis, J. R. (2007). Care-giving of Aging Parents. In J. Ancis & A. Jongsma (Eds.) The complete Women’s Psychological Treatment Planner, Hoboken, NJ: John
- Williams, W. S., & Ancis, J. R. (2006). African/Black psychology. In Y. Jackson (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Cokely, K., & Williams, W. S. (2005). A psychometric examination of the Africentric Scale: Challenges in measuring Africentric values. Journal of Black Studies, 1, 1-17.
- Member, Executive Board, American Psychological Association, Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women), Section 1 (Black Women)
- Member, Executive Board, New York Association of Black Psychologists (NYABPsi)