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2023 Conference Details

The 4th Annual Black Mental Wellness ® Conference, Cultivate. Restore. Empower: Reclaiming Joy in the Black Community  will be held on November 4, 2023 at 1p EST.


The 2023 conference will feature expert mental health professionals, practitioners, advocates, and community leaders who will highlight the varied cultural approaches to healing in the Black community. In addition, this conference will highlight strategic approaches to advance Black mental health through policy and practice change, community empowerment, and advocacy.

Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Five continuing education credits for psychologists are available for registrants who attend the live conference.  Black Mental Wellness, Corp. maintains responsibility for this conference and its content.  For additional information on continuing education, please contact: Dr. Danielle Busby at

2023 Conference Sessions

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Opening Session: Cultivate. Restore. Empower.

Presenters: Jennifer Mullan, PsyD., Nicole Cammack, Ph.D., Danielle Busby, Ph.D., Dana Cunningham, Ph.D., and Jessica Henry, Ph.D.

Microaggressions in the Workplace

Presenter: Giorgio Chatelain, MSW

A Postpartum State of Mind: Supporting Black mothers and Birthing people during pregnancy and postpartum

Presenter: Patience Riley, Masters in Community Counseling

Good Vibes Only: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Toxic Positivity and Embrace the Freedom of Being Yourself in the Workplace

Presenter: Brittany D Ward

Beyond Diversity: Cultivating Spaces Where Black Voices Flourish

Presenter: Sorbriqué "Sorby" Grant, Master of Science in Teaching; Master of Public Policy and Urban Planning.

Brother to Brother: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges. Black Men and Mental Health

Presenters: James Harris, Davonte Green, and Larry Rencher

The Caregiver Survival Guide: Accessing Mental Wellness While Caring for Family

Presenter: Aisha Adkins

Let’s Talk About Being Black & Gay: Changing Modern Discourse To Promote Positive Mental Health Outcomes for LGBTQIA+- identifying African-Americans.

Presenter: Wayne Smith, M.S.

Building Bridges, Empowering Communication: Fostering Inclusive Communication for Black Professionals’ Mental Health

Presenter: Morgan Carey, MS Human Resources Management: Organizational Development

Sister to Sister: Black Women and Mental Health

Presenters: Speakers: Amma Gyamfowa, Neasel Conner, Kimberly Parker, and Jacqueline Stevens

Managing the Strain of Being Black in America: A Comprehensive and Integrative Approach to Healing.

Presenter: Artisa Mae Moten, Masters in Counseling LMFT

Black People Die By Suicide Too: It's Not a "White" Thing

Presenters: Jordan Scott, M.S. (Administration in Human Services); T-Kea Blackman; Rafiah Maxie-Cole, Master of Social Work

The Ethos-Driven Leadership™ Framework: Reimagining Leadership by Prioritizing Authenticity, Wellness & Belonging.

Presenter: Dawn Christian, BA, MBA

Pathways to Liberation: Integrating Black Identity Development, Oppression, and Liberation Psychology for Enhanced Mental Health

Presenter: Raquel Martin, PhD Medical & Clinical Psychology

Black Parade Expo


We invite Black owned companies and organizations to participate as vendors at our conference.


Vendors have the opportunity to participate live during our virtual conference or upload a video highlighting your products. This is an excellent way for your company to receive exposure, expand your network and advertise to our esteemed community.


For more information about becoming a vendor email

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Conference Sponsors


The Black Mental Wellness ® Virtual Conference offers an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your organization and products to our diverse community of experts and individuals.

We have a range of ways sponsors can donate towards the success of this conference.

All sponsorship donations are accepted through the Black Mental Wellness Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 dedicated to support initiatives and programs that increase access to culturally relevant mental health and wellness resources, therapy, and training experiences for the Black community.


2023 Conference Ads


The 2023 conference will feature expert mental health professionals, practitioners, advocates, and community leaders who will highlight the varied cultural approaches to healing in the Black community. 


We are accepting ads for our conference book.  Ads provide an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your organization, products, and/or services that promote mental health and wellness or to share an encouraging and/or supportive message. 


All ads are due by October 20, 2023.

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