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Monnica Williams, Ph.D.

Dr. Monnica T. Williams is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Psychological Sciences. She is also the clinical director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic, where she supervises a team of clinicians and doctoral students treating anxiety-related conditions. Her research focuses on psychopathology, African American mental health, culture, and trauma. Current projects include the assessment of race-based trauma, treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, improving cultural competence in the delivery of mental health care services, and interventions to reduce racism. She has published over 75 scientific articles on these topics. She gives also diversity trainings nationally for clinical psychology programs, conferences, and organizations.

Dr. Williams is a member of APA, having served as the diversity delegate from Kentucky for the APA State Leadership two years in a row. She is the recipient of a 2015 APF Visionary Grant, entitled Reducing Microaggressions and Promoting Racial Harmony. She is also the African American SIG leader for ABCT, and she is currently an associate editor of The Behavior Therapist. She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the International OCD Foundation, and the Board of Directors of NAMI Louisville.

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