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Black Mental Health Gurus Host Black Male Mental Wellness Conference

Clinicians of Color® is proud to announce its upcoming online conference, No More Hiding Behind Masks: Embracing Authenticity in Black Male Mental Wellness, on June 4th at noon to 2 pm EST. This conference will focus on the importance of Black men’s mental health and embracing authenticity in mental wellness.

The conference features a panel discussion led by three renowned mental health professionals – David Archer, MSW, MFT, Dr. Steven Kniffley, and Dr. Broderick Sawyer. The panelists will discuss various aspects of mental health, including the stigma surrounding mental health in the Black community, the importance of seeking help, and the significance of embracing one’s authentic self. David Archer, MSW, MFT, is an anti-racist psychotherapist from Montreal, Canada, who acknowledges that the original name of this unceded territory is “Tio’tià:ke.” Before being a mental health provider, he had ten years of experience as a software engineer. Having invested more than a decade in mental health services, he is keenly aware of the needs of underserved populations, including members of the African Diaspora, survivors of colonization, and those who have survived intergenerational trauma. 

As a clinical supervisor and Approved EMDR consultant, he maintains a full-time private practice working virtually with organizations across the globe. In addition, he is frequently recruited to consult other therapists and organizations throughout North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University. From McGill University, he graduated with a Master of Social Work and Master of Applied Science Degree, granting a Marriage and Family Therapist credential.

Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP, is the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kniffley’s area of expertise is research and clinical work

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