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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2009-2011 Faculty and Administration Biographies Nancy Boyd-Franklin  

Nancy Boyd-Franklin

Ph.D., Columbia

Nancy Boyd-Franklin's special interests include multicultural issues; the treatment of African-American families; ethnicity and family therapy; home-based family therapy; marital and couples therapy; the multisystems approach to the treatment of poor inner-city families; issues for women of color; the development of a model of therapeutic support groups for African-American families living with AIDS; and working with African-American children and adolescents. Her publications include numerous articles and chapters on the aforementioned topics. She has written five books, including Black Families in Therapy: A Multisystems Approach; Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues; Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-Based, School, and Community Interventions, with Dr. Brenna Bry; and Boys into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons with Dr. Anderson J. Franklin. In 2003, the second edition of her book Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience was published.

Dr. Boyd's honors include the 2001 award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Ethnic Minority Psychology and to the Mentoring of Students from Division 45 of the American Psychological Association (APA), the award for Outstanding Contributions to the Theory, Practice, and Research on Psychotherapy with Women from Division 35 of the APA (1996), the Distinguished Psychologist of the Year Award from the Association of Black Psychologists (1994), and the Pioneering Contribution to the Field of Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy.

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