- Masters in Counseling
- Master in Counseling - K-12 Emphasis
- Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology
- Rural Psychology and Integrated Care
Tamba-Kuii Bailey, Ph.D.
I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. I received a Master of Arts and Educational Specialist Degree in Mental Health Counseling from James Madison University. Also, I received a Master of Arts Degree in African American Studies from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Morehouse College.
My research interests are primarily in the areas of Black Psychology and multicultural psychology. In Black psychology, my interests are in the areas of racial oppression; internalized racial oppression; and the impact of race on mental health, mental health diagnoses, and physical health. In the area of multicultural psychology, I am interested are in understanding racial microaggressions, multicultural competencies, Students of Color functioning in higher education, social justice in psychology, and the use of liberation psychology.
I have had the great opportunity to teach in the Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and School Counseling Programs. I have taught various courses in these programs such as: Ethics, Diagnosis and Prevention, Multicultural Counseling, Supervision, Counseling Methods, and the History of Psychology.
My philosophy of teaching has been influenced by Paulo Freire’s work and the concepts of metacognitive and strategic scaffolding (Kim & Hannafin, 2011). Additionally, I work to infuse a multicultural and social justice framework in all course materials. These influences work to create a non-oppressive learning environment that attempts to foster critical thinking and to move students away from a rote-learning paradigm. Finally, I hope this approach works to increase insights and problem-solving skills to assist students in a process of exploring alternative approaches to addressing real-life problems in mental health treatment.