Sha'Kema M. Blackmon
Counsel Educations Psych Research
Dr. Blackmon received her Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2010. She also holds a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and Hofstra University. She currently teaches courses in career counseling, counseling psychology supervision, and a doctoral level practicum course. Broadly, Dr. Blackmon's research interests focus on social justice and multicultural issues. More specifically, her program of research consists of two tracks: the psychology of African Americans and the multicultural competence of health care professionals who serve people of color. For instance, Dr. Blackmon's dissertation examined the diversity attitudes of White physicians-in-training. In the fall of 2010 Dr. Blackmon's research team began a study exploring African American college students' attitudes toward domestic violence.
I view teaching, training, and research as opportunities to practice social justice within an academic setting. It is my hope that my students will not only develop an appreciation of social justice issues but become social justice practitioners through the practice of counseling and counseling psychology.