Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook Live on January, 24 at 12 p.m. for a transparent and honest roundtable conversation on stress, race, & gender.



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Featured Panelists:

Darren Freeman-Coppadge, '01, is a staff counselor at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland. Dr. Freeman-Coppadge has been working in mental health since earning his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2005 and completing a residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice. He worked as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist for several years in the state hospital system, and later in managed care systems. Because of his desire to do therapy individually and in more systemic ways, he returned to school and recently earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston (2018). As a psychologist, Dr. Freeman-Coppadge's clinical and research expertise lies at the intersection of sexuality, spirituality, and race/ethnicity, particularly with respect to identity development and identity conflicts.

Carlton E. Green is the Director of Diversity Training and Education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more than 20 years, he has held various roles in higher education settings. More specifically, he has worked in student activities, multicultural services, residence life, academic affairs, athletics, and counseling services in both public and private institutions. While building collaborative and empowering relationships with students, faculty, and staff, he has always sought to advocate for institutional policies and programs that promote access and equity for underserved populations.

Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and received masters-level training in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, from Boston College. Dr. Green’s dedication to diversity and inclusion facilitated his appointment as the Multicultural Post-doctoral Fellow in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston, the second most racially and ethnically diverse institution in the country.

While serving as a staff psychologist at the University of Maryland Counseling Center, his work was acknowledged at the both the local and national level. On campus, he was honored with the Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award, as well as the Champion of Our Community Award by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Staff and Faculty Association. At the national level, he was recognized as a 2016 Diversity Scholar by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, and he served as an invited keynote panelist for the 10th Biennial National Multicultural Conference and Summit.

Matthew J. Miller, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Co-Director of Training of the counseling psychology program at the University of Maryland. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling Psychology and is on the editorial boards of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, and Asian American Journal of Psychology. His research examines the cultural and racial experiences of racially diverse populations, the psychology of social justice engagement, the career development of diverse populations, and the measurement of multicultural psychological constructs. He is also developing and testing evidence based, culturally responsive, and ecologically valid first person narrative mental health video interventions.

Ted Pickett, Jr. graduated with his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2006. He has been working at the University of Maryland since 2006 and is currently the Interim Associate Director in the Counseling Center. Dr. Pickett has provided therapy to many students and provided training to psychology trainees and professionals. Fueled by his experience as a black man, Dr. Pickett’s area of interest has been broadly in multicultural development, with a particular interest in privilege and also the intersection of privileged (e.g., male) and discriminated (e.g., race) identities. Dr. Pickett describes some of his work as “working with men to understand what we have lost in our socialization into race and masculinity and how we reclaim those parts of us so we can be whole.”