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Naming It features Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, who explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social justice that are normally muted.

Key Words: Black, Psychology, Social Justice, Race, Culture, Politics Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/namingit/support

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Naming It features Bay Area Psychologists, Dr. Bedford Palmer & Dr. LaMisha Hill, who explore the intersections of Social Justice, Psychology, & Blackness. They introduce aspects of counseling psychology that are not commonly thought of, and engage listeners in a conversation about pop-culture and current events in a way that delves deeper, and focuses on how it all impacts on our lives. The Mission of Naming It is to call out the elephant in the room, and to call in the voices of social justice that are normally muted.

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    Ep 63 - #RealTalk w/ Dr. Adisa Anderson - A Family Legacy of African Centered Culture

    Ep 63 - #RealTalk w/ Dr. Adisa Anderson - A Family Legacy of African Centered Culture

    Bedford and LaMisha were joined by Dr. Adisa Anderson, a Black psychologist and musician who works as a clinician at Counseling & Psychological Services at UC Berkeley. They discussed What’s Going On with the movement towards impeachment of Trump, and the trial of Amber Guyger (and the predictable special treatment giving to a white police officer who murdered a innocent Black man, while trespassing in his home). During RealTalk, we focused in on Dr. Anderson and his work as a psychologist and community organizer on the UC Berkeley campus.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #RealTalk 1-on-1 w/ Dr. Monica McLemore | Reproductive Health is a Right

    #RealTalk 1-on-1 w/ Dr. Monica McLemore | Reproductive Health is a Right

    LaMisha connects with Dr. Monica McLemore, Professor in Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF and Clinician Scientist at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH). They discuss recent legislative assaults on reproductive rights in Alabama,


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    • 39 min
    #RealTalk w/ Dr. Kevin Cokley: Race, Politics, & Legacy

    #RealTalk w/ Dr. Kevin Cokley: Race, Politics, & Legacy

    Bedford sits down with psychologist, professor, author, and director of the Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis at UT Austin, Dr. Kevin Cokley (@KevinCokley1). They talk about mentorship, developing your voice as a professional, and the importance of having an impact. Dr. Cokley shares his thoughts on Black organizations and the need to examine our relationships to past trauma.


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    • 49 min
    Ep 62 - Mental Revolution | Decolonizing Our Minds and Embracing our Indigenous Selves.

    Ep 62 - Mental Revolution | Decolonizing Our Minds and Embracing our Indigenous Selves.

    Bedford and LaMisha are joined by Conscious Intuitive Life Coach, Dr. Rocio Rosales Meza. They discussed What’s Going On with white saviorism in presidential politics in the form of Marianne Williamson. During RealTalk, the hosts interview Dr. Rosales Meza and discuss her work in social justice and social media. Particularly they focus on the concept of decolonizing our minds and finding mental health through reclaiming indigenous practices. 


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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Best of #RealTalk 1-on-1: Brandon 'bmike' Odums| Moving People Through Art & Social Justice

    Best of #RealTalk 1-on-1: Brandon 'bmike' Odums| Moving People Through Art & Social Justice

    Join us in celebrating Artist, Activist, and Mentor, Brandon ‘bmike’ Odums’ being featured in the July/August issue of Essence Magazine ( #EssenceFest )! Back in February, Bedford sat down at Studio Be in New Orleans with bmike to discuss the intersections of social justice and art, and explore his experiences as a visual artist who’s medium lives in public spaces. Also, as an extra bonus, listen to bmike’s thoughts on what it’s like to be a an artist and experience watching the Oscar winning Spiderman Into the Spiderverse Movie aka “Afro-LatinX Spiderman.”


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    • 32 min
    Ep 61 - Reparations: More Than Money. But Also Money.

    Ep 61 - Reparations: More Than Money. But Also Money.

    Bedford & LaMisha check in about Juneteenth and the absence of a how @Real_Tunes provided a Google Doodle stand-in. They also discussed What’s Going On with folks not wanting to watch “When They See Us” and the difference between discomfort and trauma, as well as the Plain View Project that exposed violent, racist, xenophobic social media post of police all over the country. During the RealTalk segment, the hosts discuss the recent hearing on H.R. 40 in the House of Representatives on the need to look into providing reparations to Black Americans who are descended from those who were enslaved in the United States. 


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

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Bridging the Gap

Naming It has been phenomenal for me in continuing my education on how to be a better ally and accomplice for black people and other POC. I came across it shortly after AOC’s “What is black comment?” Dr. Hill & Dr. Palmer spoke on it brilliantly, and they provided so much insight.

As a white woman, sometimes Doing the Work can feel confusing and overwhelming (a prime example of white privilege - this is hard, I’ll do it later, next Tuesday, in a month, etc. - while BIPOC don’t have the option to “put-off” experiencing racism). This podcast has provided me with many tools to bridge the gap between “Woe is me. I don’t know what to do or how to do it “ and actually doing it - and doing it right.

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Marcus Dumas

S/o Dr. Claytie Davis for putting me on the Naming It podcast at APA2018. One of many great resources that I came away from my first APA with. Since then, I have listened to every episode to get caught up, and I can honestly say that Naming It has been integral to my personal/professional development as a person and as a future psychologist. The ideas and topics that are discussed are done so masterfully, and Dr. Hill along with Dr. Palmer do a great job of communicating whats real outchea in a way that incorporates psychological terminology. Naming It is right on time considering the current climate of the U.S. Keep doing what ya’ll doing Dr. Hill and Dr. Palmer. Hopefully I can be a guest one day representing for the Black male psychologist out of Louisiana! Dr. Palmer ease up on Dr. Hill man, you be on her case HEAVY lol. Also to note, my favorite part of the podcast that never gets old is the “What’s Going On” jingle. Every time ya’ll play it, its like listening to it for the first time and I expect ya’ll to say something about it. One Love!

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