Thema Bryant-Davis, PhD – The International Feminist Psychologist On A Mission To Empower 👑💪 An internationally recognised feminist psychologist, Dr. Bryant-Davis has been at the forefront of mental care combating shackles of oppression and trauma, uplifting and empowering lives.
In 2010 she made history as the youngest Society for the Psychology of Women President (SPW). Thema Bryant-Davis is associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, where she also is director of the Culture and Trauma Research Lab.
Dr. Bryant-Davis earned a BA in psychology and African and African-American studies, an MA in clinical psychology, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Duke University.
In 1998, Dr. Bryant-Davis served as the clinical Coordinator of the Duke Psychology Clinic. Between 1999 to 2000 she completed her doctoral clinical internship at The Cambridge Hospital at the Harvard Medical Center helping counsel trauma survivors.
From 2001-2004, she served as Senior Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of the Princeton University SHARE Program, a counseling program aimed at addressing assault, harassment, and abuse.
Dr. Bryant-Davis among several accomplishments has been honored by Essence magazine as a prominent female trailblazer.
She has been featured on several national television networks, major magazines and reaches more than 12,000 people daily via her Twitter feed. Dr. Bryant-Davis also maintains a successful private practice in Los Angeles.
Bryant-Davis a past American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations has also served as a mental health media consultant for numerous print, radio, and television media outlets, including but not limited to the Huffington Post, NPR, CBS, Oxygen, CNN, BET, TV One, Lifetime, and We TV.
Dr. Thema has edited and co-edited books on recovery from sexual violence, spirituality and religion in women’s lives, and womanist and mujerista psychologies. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed books Tweets for the Soul: When Life Falls Apart, Thriving in the wake of trauma. 🙌