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Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D.

Author of "The CARE Package for Racial Healing;" Expert in Interpersonal Communication, Racial Trauma & Black Youth Development

Author of "The CARE Package for Racial Healing;" Expert in Interpersonal Communication, Racial Trauma & Black Youth Development

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Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. Biography

Dr. Isha W. Metzger is an Assistant Professor of Clinical-Community Psychology at Georgia State University, Adjunct Clinical Psychology Faculty in the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia and Visiting Research Faculty at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS’ at Yale University. Dr. Metzger earned her PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina, she completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, and she received postdoctoral training both at the National Crime Victims Center and at Yale University.

As Director of The EMPOWER Lab, Dr. Metzger focuses on reducing mental health disparities through "Engaging Minorities in Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education, & Research.” With funding from the National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Department of Justice, Dr. Metzger’s research program is aimed at understanding the role of culturally specific risk (e.g., racial discrimination) and resillience (e.g., racial socialization) factors to better inform cognitive-behavioral outcomes for Black and other ethnically minoritized youth receiving mental health treatment in community-based settings.

Dr. Metzger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Owner of Cultural Concepts Consulting, LLC, and a TF-CBT certified trainer who offers award-winning, evidence-based instruction, supervision, workshops, and consultation to students, professionals, and organizations across the nation to provide mental health treatment for underserved individuals. Most recently, Dr. Metzger was recognized by both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies for her Innovative Health Disparities Research, Teaching History, and Contributions to University and Professional Service, and she received the 2021 Article of the Year Award for research on healing interpersonal and racial trauma published in Child Maltreatment. Additional research from Dr. Metzger has been published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Adolescence, Child Development, Journal of Youth Development, The Behavior Therapist, and the Journal of School Psychology. In addition to her book The C.A.R.E Package for Racial Healing, and a recent chapter in Making Black Lives Matter, Dr. Metzger has translated the results of her research for lay audiences through her social media presence with @TheEMPOWERLab and mass media engagement with outlets such as the Washington Post, Peace of Mind with Taraji P. Henson, and NPR.

Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. Speaking Topics

  • Racism and Racial Trauma & Impact on Black Youth.

  • From Microaggressions to Racial Trauma

  • The Role of Organizational DEI in Allyship and Advocacy

  • Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma

  • Culturally Affirming Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Addressing Trauma Across the Lifespan

Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. Videos

  • Research and Practice Innovations in Healing Interpersonal & Racial Trauma
    Presentation by Isha W. Metzger, PhD: Research and Practice Innovations in Healing Interpersonal & Racial Trauma for Black Youth

Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. Books

  • The C.A.R.E. Package for Racial Healing: Cultivating Awareness & Resilience through Empowerment
    The C.A.R.E. Package for Racial Healing: Cultivating Awareness & Resilience through Empowerment
  • Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism
    Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism

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Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Racism and Racial Trauma & Impact on Black Youth., From Microaggressions to Racial Trauma, The Role of Organizational DEI in Allyship and Advocacy, Healing Interpersonal and Racial Trauma, Culturally Affirming Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Addressing Trauma Across the Lifespan. The estimated speaking fee range to book Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Madison Butler, Nikki Giovanni, Todd Inman, Ric S. Sheffield and Trey Anthony. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Isha W. Metzger, Ph.D. for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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