Intervention and Evaluation - Evidence-based intervention is the focus of this course. EBPs taught include (and are not limited to) recovery models, motivational interviewing, SBIRT, SFBT, CBT, DBT, ACT, and others.


Adult Behavioral Health and Diagnosis - The DSM-5 and differential diagnosis is the focus of this advanced clinical course. Cultural humility in diagnosis, treatment strategy, brain functioning and chemistry, psychotropic medications, and managed care expectations are all taught.


Luo, H., Loureiro, L., Payne, J.S., Masuda, A., Rosen, D.C., & Brady, L. (2020, July 14-19). Providing Culturally-Appropriate ACT. Panel discussion at the 2020 Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Payne, J.S. (2020, February 22). Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to Treat Anxiety & Trauma in Black Christians from Urban Areas. Workshop presentation at the NACSW-CA state conference, Cal Baptist University, Riverside, California. 


More Than The Blues: Dealing with COVID-19. Virtual colloquia for Mental Health Awareness month, Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Alpha Psi Zeta Chapter, Los Angeles California (May 2020).


Dispelling the myths about trauma and PTSD. Presented at the Care Enough: Dispelling the Myths of Mental Health Conference, G.L.A.R. Health Network [With the LA County Department of Mental Health Spirituality Initiative and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church], Los Angeles CA.


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