We are talking with some of the speakers from our 2022 conference.
Podcast listeners get a 25% off discount to our conference using the code HAPPYLISTENER when you register. The conference is October 21-22, and is fully virtual. If you can’t attend live, registrants will have access to recordings of the presentations for 30 days, so you won’t miss a thing!
Today’s guides are Deran Young and Dr. Charmain Jackman. Deran is a licensed therapist, New York Times Best Selling Author, retired military mental health officer, and the founder of Black Therapists Rock, a non profit organization that includes over 30,000 professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. With a current social media audience of over 100,000 followers, Deran has become a leading influencer and public figure committed to spreading mental health awareness and improving health equity. Deran, with her 10 year old son, is a world traveler, and has visited over 37 different countries, including clinical experience that spans across four different continents.
Charmain is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience, including in schools, with children, youth, and families involved with social services and the juvenile justice system, and as Dean of Health & Wellness for a Boston public school. She is the founder and CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization dedicated to disrupting racial inequities in mental health. Dr. Jackman is an expert consultant on topics including racial trauma, burnout, and employee emotional wellbeing. She has won several awards. including the 2021 American Psychological Association’s Citizen Psychologist Award and City of Boston’s 2021 Innovator of The Year award. Dr. Jackman has been featured on national media, including the New York Times, NPR, and the Boston Globe, and is a regular contributor to the PBS Teachers Loungecolumn.