THE URBAN PASTORS PROJECT
I was the P.I. of a John Templeton funded study where 48 pastors with churches in two urban cities were interviewed. The goal was to identify their lived experience of counseling in their urban context.
COPING AMONG ETHNIC MEN SEXUALLY ABUSED AS CHILDREN
I was the program director of an NIMH funded project that studied adult men from three ethnicities who had forced sexual contact as children. Biologic and psychological specimens were obtained.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ACT
Via several small studies, pilot projects, and systematic research synthesis, I developed a culturally-tailored Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model. The corresponding materials (metaphors, psychometric tools, etc.) are in current development.
Payne, J.S. (2012). Influence of race and symptom expression on clinicians’ depressive disorder identification in African American men. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research, 3(3), 162-177.
Payne, J.S., Galvan, F.H., Williams, J.K., Prusinski, M., Zhang, M., Wyatt, G., & Myers, H. (2014). Impact of childhood sexual abuse on the emotions and behaviours of adult men from three ethnic groups in the USA. Culture, Health, and Sexuality Journal, 16(3), 231-245.
Payne, J.S. (2014). Social determinants affecting major depressive disorder diagnostic accuracy for African American men. [Special issue: Social Determinants of Behavioral Health]. Best Practices in Mental Health, 10(2), 51-58.